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PAPAKURA COURIER, APRIL 20, 2011
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Auckland Council has started the
revaluation of all properties in the
Council valuations are used to
assess the rates for each property,
not the current market value.
While revaluation has to be done
every three years, the former
councils had different valuation
cycles which meant some properties
have been revalued more recently.
To ensure the council has one
valuation cycle all properties are
being revalued this year.
Officers carrying out the work will
carry identification badges.
They won't need to enter homes
because they'll be assessed from
the street or driveway if necessary.
Valuations will be received in
November and home owners will
have the chance to object if they feel
the value's not correct.
Go www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz or
call 301-0101 for more information.
Pacific arts summit
Papakura will get its chance to
celebrate Pacific art at the 2011
South Auckland Pacific Arts Summit.
It's running from May 4 till June 4 at
venues throughout south Auckland,
The summit will feature a range of
events from grassroots music
concerts to Pacific visual arts
exhibitions, talks and discussion,
heritage arts, theatre, language and
Many events will be free.
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and in touch
Within reach: Manurewa-Papakura
ward councillors Sir John Walker and
Calum Penrose at their Papakura office.
Photo: HINERANGI VAIMOSO
By HINERANGI VAIMOSO
THEY might be mixing it with the
big guns these days but Papakura's
Auckland Council representatives
want to make it known they're still
well within reach.
Papakura-Manurewa ward coun-
cillors Sir John Walker and Calum
Penrose have flagged the oppor-
tunity to have an office in the heart
of city, opting instead to be based at
the Papakura branch of the Auck-
Mr Penrose, who was based on
the opposite side of the wall as
Papakura mayor before taking on
his new role last year, says the
move has always been on the cards
touch with the community.
We want to make it known to the
people of Manurewa and Papakura
that we are based out here and
eager for them to air their concerns
and issues to us without having to
go all the way into the city or having
to call us,'' Mr Penrose says.
We want them to know we
haven't vacated the district. We're
very much still among the people
and we're ready to work together.
We want to keep that close contact
Sir John and Mr Penrose say that
while the move has been a little
while coming, they hope it'll make
the partnership between the Auck-
land Council and the area's local
boards more efficient and effective.
We've all had to go through a lot
of change lately and people can be
afraid of that because they don't
understand it. But just bear with
us,'' Sir John says.
Now that we're here, use us as
much as possible and between us
and the local board we can get
Both say the move will help them
balance what people of the ward
want with the views of the rest of
Working as a team has been
exciting, they say -- they've found
they have similar views, especially
when it comes to social policy, an
area they see as important for both
Papakura and Manurewa.
They say issues will be easier to
resolve now they're working
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