- Book ID: 671
This is post season review number 22.
Thirteen years ago, the powerful, “ahead of its time”, superior to anything else in New Zealand at the time, “in house” developed Manukau Parks Booking and Management System took its first booking in October 1997. It was a booking for a harvest of flax leaves from a plantation specifically planted for the purpose in Imrie Ave reserve. Even the number of leaves harvested was recorded.
Amongst the mass of data in review no 22, is the hours of use of each “bookable unit” whether sports field or classroom. It is this record of use of each field that is so important for use management purposes that gives us a picture of the capacity of that sports field to accept play under the conditions of that season.
It also allows a check that the allocation of the unit was justified.
There is much more in the review such as the type of use and where it is in the city. Recently we were able to look at the benefits of pre use and post drainage of a field.
Summary for the 2009/19 summer season:
457 bookable units on 117 parks.…….72768 hours were booked (14,640 were for signage) 1,088,531 users being 529,021 players 559,510 spectators
The season was notable for a drought from January 2010 unlike any seen in the previous 25 years. It led to the need to restrict play late in the season to prevent the destruction of the remaining turf. The province was officially declared a drought region.
- Top 15 Parks for hours use
- Manukau Parks summer season summary
- Post-season review no 22
- Sports fields developments
- 2001/02 to 2009/10 summer season record summary
- Club and module team numbers by ward
- Athletic individual members
- Player numbers by code
- Actual hours booked by ward
- Actual numbers booked by need category by ward
- Ward utalisation
- Need category utalisation and Players / Spectators and hours for each ward:
- Parks programs
- Events in Parks in Manukau City, Oct 2009 to March 2010
Sports field developments included: A considerable development and maintenance program was undertaken during the period. Construction of new fields, installaltion of the Yvette Williams artificial athletic track at Llyoyd Elsmore Park. Pakuranga. Installation of drainage and of flood lights. refer for complete list.
The team involved.
Peter Harding. Service agreement negotiator with Associations, sports park facilities/car park-hard surfaces maintenance contracts manager.
Scott Malcolm and Shane Maddren, Sports park Rangers; East & West, in daily use control of the sports fields and negotiators of the service agreements with clubs. Stephen Luketina ex Hastings replaced Shane when he left for Downers EDI Wellington.
Colin Foster. Park Booking Officer. “Maestro of MPBS”, takes bookings, produces reports, loads the training allocations and draws for the competition. Assigns Rangers to events, fencing claims and pays utility accounts.
Kristen Ross. Park Ranger-programs is back up Booking Officer.
Park Rangers; Perkins, Turei, Bellwater, Gasson, Ngatai, McNie contributed too-being assigned to events and patrolling especially at renovation periods to manage unauthorised use.
Overall winner of the 2009 Auckland region best sports field competition was Manukau City’s Murdoch Park in Papatoetoe.