- Publisher: The Conference Company
- Edition: Conference Proceedings
- Book ID: 213
- Published: November 1, 1994
A paper (one of two) written and presented at the NZ Recreation Association “Inter Active Conference” Auckland. Nov. 1994 by the author *
Following the identification of an unsatisfied demand and inadequate provision in the Mangere and Papatoetoe wards for open space for Pacific island sports groups especially for Kilikiti and Touch football a report by R. Findlay. “Meeting the needs for open space for pacific Island sports groups was considered by the Community Activities Committee in Feb. 1992.
Recommendations adopted by the committee included: 1. “ the use of potential suitable open space other than council ‘s eg Schools, should be investigated. 2. long term investigate the availability, acquisition and development of additional open space in wards which have a greater demand.
Later in the year Council adopted a Recreation Strategy which had a goal:-1.7 covering this type of partnership ” improve coordination and utilisation of recreational opportunities between council and the schools in Manukau.”
Recommendation 1.7.1 That a close working relationship be developed with the schools of Mangere with the aim of making better use of available resources. Recommendation 1.7.2 develop projects between schools and Council that enhance recreation opportunities and effective use of resources.
The author negotiated and implemented this agreement with Aorere college involving 6 ha of sportsfields and others at Bader Intermediate school, 2 ha, two sports fields. Hillary College, 1ha athletics oval. Rongomai Primary School 1 ha. In addition he was involved in the purchase of 5.5 ha of ex Hospital Board land later named Boggust Park. This exercise provided a comparison of the economics of each type of provision.
The paper describes, the background, nature of the agreement. benefits to each party. The cost to Council. Problems. Cost of provision of a similar area by acquisition.
- In the event this paper was presented by co presenter Stuart Middleton, Principal of Aorere College as the author was in hospital having his appendix out.