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E Tu CLM Counties Manukau Newsletter - December 2017

18 December 2017

E Tu CLM Counties Manukau Newsletter - December 2017


As the year winds to an end, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank the Counties Manukau community for its support and enthusiasm. We know how lucky we are to be part of this awesome community and we look forward to an exciting 2018. Enoy our December Newsletter!

There’s been plenty going on at CLM over recent weeks:

Our team of STARS

Our team has been boosted by recent new appointments, including:

Community Sport Engagement Manager, Bernadette Pone (Bernie) is a passionate Mangere local with over 20 years’ experience in frontline operations and administration in the not-for-profit, social services, education and sport sectors. She has worked in national, regional, provincial and local governance with the Auckland Touch Association, and managed school and club teams in different codes;

Young Peoples Manager, Surinder Edwards is an enthusiastic Franklin local and has been a high school teacher in the region for over 25 years.

Liz Tupuhi as Community Sport Advisor. Hailing from Counties Manukau, Liz is very energetic and currently delivers Hulanesian Fitness to the local community, is involved with Touch and Netball, and supports the local Waka Ama club with coaching and development;

As Sector Development/Spaces & Places Manager, Daniel Cork is a hard-working and committed South Auckland resident with his most recent role as Community Nutrition and Physical Activity Advisor with responsibility for the Targeted Populations Programme in the region.

Newly appointed Coaching Manager, Jason McIntosh-Kerr is also a proud Counties Manukau local, most recently Coaching Lead in the area.

The team will grow with further community-facing appointments to be made and is excited to be based at Papakura Rugby Club. 

CLM Community Open Days

We recently held a series of Community Open Days by engaging with local sporting and community clubs, encouraging engagement around the future of local parks and the sporting and recreation options and opportunities.

The events were held at Bledisloe Park, Pukekohe, Franklin; Bruce Pulman Park, Takanini, Papakura; Mountfort Park, Clendon, Manurewa; Walter Massey Park, Mangere; and Otamariki Park, Otara.

More than 4,000 people attended and participated in an interactive community area to share feedback and ideas on the future of the area’s parks, sport and recreation.

We’re working through this information and would like to thank all those who came along and shared their ideas!

Thank You Yummy

The Auckland Approach to Community Sport – locally-led delivery

Aktive, Harbour Sport, Sport Waitakere, Sport Auckland and CLM have formed a collaborative group under the banner of The Auckland Approach to Community Sport.

This group is working together to build the capability of organised sport and other groups who, in turn, are mobilising people on the ground. CLM’s role is to build capabilities in our community.

This strategy comprises five areas: advocacy, young people, coaching and talent development, sector development, and spaces and places. This is underpinned with helping children and low participation communities to be more active, as well as building the capability of volunteers, including coaches.

The Auckland Approach to Community Sport Group also works with others in the community – schools, sports clubs, charities, facilities, churches, and commercial providers for example – to build on the success of local sports and recreation activities.

Auckland - The Worlds Most Active City

Here to help

With the support of Aktive – Auckland Sport & Recreation, CLM is focused on developing and delivering key participation initiatives with local communities in Counties Manukau. We are here to support these communities and look forward to keeping you updated with our progress.

For more information keep updated here and through our social media channels .

Meri Kirihimete and every happiness and success in 2018.