Representing Massey Residents and Ratepayers

On the Buses

The following is a message from the Henderson Massey Local Board with respect to changes to Bus routes and timetables. They invite you to contact them should you wish to provide feedback on the proposed changes.

Auckland Transport is currently undertaking consultation on a new bus network for West Auckland. Routes will be simpler, therefore easier to understand, Busand buses will come more often on most routes. However there will be some trade-offs, with some less-used routes being dropped and the removal of most express bus services to central Auckland.

Features include:

  • All day service – 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week.
  • More regular and reliable bus services because of shorter more direct routes.
  • Major roads, like Lincoln Road and Great North Road will have better bus services.
  • A more direct and frequent bus to the North Shore and an all-day bus service from Westgate to the city along the North-western motorway.
  • Frequent bus services to Auckland Zoo, Motat, Unitec, Waitakere Hospital and local shopping centres.
  • Frequent bus services running at least every 15 minutes throughout the day along Great North Rd, connecting Henderson and New Lynn and New Lynn to the city.
  • A new bus route serving The Trusts Arena in Henderson and a new service for the Rosebank Business District.
  • Massey will have increased bus services and more local buses around Ranui and more buses to Hobsonville Point Ferry Terminal.
  • Transferring between services – while transfers may not be desirable, they are essential to both frequency and simplicity. By the time these changes are made, Auckland will have integrated zonal fare system which will make connecting between services easier. Also new timetables will be developed with an emphasis on improved co-ordination with trains and other local bus services.
  • A simpler bus network with more frequent and regular services will result in an easy-to-understand network, however some people may have to walk further to a bus stop.

Overall, buses will be more regular, reliable and run more often during the day.

Feedback on the New Network for West Auckland is open until 1 December 2014.

We recommend that you find more information on routes that might affect you and have your say on Auckland Transport’s  consultation website https://at.govt.nz/NewNetwork.  Or you can call on (09) 366 6400 or freecall 0800 10 30 80.

In addition there are a number of local events where you can find out more and to speak to an Auckland Transport representative:

 

Sunday 9 November, 7.30am – noon, Te Atatu Peninsula Markets.

Sunday 9 November, 7am – 1pm, Trust Arena Markets.

Saturday 15 November, 12.30pm – 9pm, Glen Eden Christmas parade.

Tuesday 18 November, 2.30pm – 6pm, Westgate Bus Interchange.

Friday 21 November, 5.30pm – 11pm, Henderson Night Markets.

Sunday 23 November, 9am – 1pm, Hobsonville Point Markets.

Wednesday 26 November, 2pm – 5pm, Kumeu Library.

If you use public transport I urge you to get along and find out how the changes may affect you.

Your feedback is important and I hope you take this opportunity to influence the future design of your local bus services.

 

 

Candlelight Vigil – Please come

Candlelight Vigil

                                                      When:        Friday, 20 June

                                                      Time:        6.00 pm

                                                      Where:       Catherine Plaza

 

 

This is an event for the West Auckland community to come together and show that we are not the Wild West, we are the Welcoming West.

We are more than the recent community events and we can band together and become stronger than ever.

https://www.facebook.com/events/289242007919957/?fref=ts

At some point in the proceedings people will be invited to walk down to the dairy for a blessing there too.

The council will also provide candles – but you are welcome to bring torches etc if you wish younger family members to hold lit items as well.

 

Massey Means Business Information Evening

Massey Means Business Network North West Information Evening

Join Massey Means Business Network for an informative evening, featuring presentations by those involved in the north west developments. 

North West Development Information Evening

Wednesday 7th May 2014

5.00pm – 7.00pm

Wings Conference Centre (Hobson Motor Inn)

327 Hobsonville Rd, Hobsonville

 Email masseymeansbusiness@gmail.com to register for this free event.

To read our regular updates on issues affecting Massey businesses, what is happening in the local community and North West developments, and resources and tools to support business, please take a look at the ‘Members Page’ located above.

If you would like to know more about Massey Means Business please contact the Massey Means Business Coordinator – Barbara Joy – on 021 02619098 or email masseymeansbusiness@gmail.com or message us via the ‘Contact Us’ tab above

Rubbish collections over Easter and Anzac

Due to Easter and Anzac Day falling in the same week, rubbish and recycling collections will be one day later from Good Friday (18 April).

Collections will take place on Anzac Day (Friday 25 April) in areas where the normal collection day is Thursday.

The normal schedule resumes on Monday 28 April.

Parnell and Newmarket evening rubbish collections, the inner CBD, and North Shore and Waitākere business collections are not affected.

Rodney residents should contact their rubbish collector to confirm their schedule.

Find out your rubbish and recycling collection day.

Learn more about rubbish and recycling, including what you can and can’t recycle.

Rubbish Collections

Remember to put out your rubbish and recycling one day later from:

  • Wednesday 25 December (normal schedule resumes Monday 30 December)

    Santa being a tidy Kiwi

    Santa being a tidy Kiwi

  • Wednesday 1 January (normal schedule resumes Monday 6 January).

This means for these two weeks, Monday and Tuesday collections will be unaffected, while Wednesday, Thursday and Friday collections will be one day later.

For the Auckland Anniversary Day holiday, collections will be one day later from Monday 27 January, with the normal schedule resuming Monday 3 February.

Some collections in Parnell, Newmarket, the inner CBD, and North Shore and Waitākere business areas are not affected.

Find your rubbish and recycling collection date.

Santa being a tidy Kiwi

Calling all Cyclists and Pedestrians – we need your feedback

Many of you will know that State Highway 16 (the north-western motorway) is being upgraded between Great North Road and Te Atatu, as is the shared path for cyclists and pedestrians that runs alongside it.  Works are due to be completed by the Causeway Alliance by early 2017.

It is  appreciated  that users of the shared path are being patient with temporary changes to it while we construct the new alignment.

To help us find out what you think about what we’re doing well and what we could do better from a customer service point of view,please complete our quick online multi-choice survey of 10 questions and statements by Monday 9 December.

Here’s the link to the survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PVNLHGM

Your feedback will help us to improve your experience of using the shared path between Great North Road and Te Atatu while the works there are in progress.

Thanks from the Causeway Alliance.

Launch of Massey Means Business

2_007Hobsonville Four Square was the winner of the `My Favourite Local Business’ vote at the Massey Means Business Launch on Tuesday 12th November. The business was chosen by Tweet (Margaret) Nuku of the Open Wananga and was nominated for customer service – a comment found regularly by the customers and clients of Massey businesses.

The photograph shows the owner of the business alongside Tweet in as posted on the this website plus Massey Matters and Massey Means Business Facebook pages.

The launch event was a great success, held at the Massey Birdwood Settlers Hall and attended by a wide range of business owners, their staff and interested community members.

Speakers included Lee Hickey presenting details of the project and its many features and objectives, John Riddell from the hall  on how a facility such as this affects and includes the services of local businesses, Gil Ellis from ATEED on the challenges and opportunities for small to medium businesses in the current climate, plus Vanessa Neeson an enthusiastic supporter of the programme and member of the Massey/Henderson Board – now the principal funder.

A common interest in information on the planned developments in Westgate and  along the North-West corridor was expressed by  many of the attendees, and this is clearly seen as a vital local issue. Massey Means Business is an obvious vehicle for updates and information into the future.

With a growing number of businesses now registered on the database, the future of the network and its incorporation within Massey Matters assures a continuation of the goal: Trade/Work/Live Local

School Trash for Fashion – Corbans Art Centre

Trash to Fashion Finalist Showcase fuses art, fashion and performance, for a high-octane catwalk event that promises to explode with colour, movement and music.
The 130 finalists selected as the top designers in this year’s competition will be showcasing their entries. The event, which has been running for seventeen years, sees young Aucklanders challenged to create fashion or wearable art entirely from recycled materials.
The theme this year is Celebrate Individuality, giving entrants the opportunity to explore how they see themselves, what makes them unique and their diversity.
The production is directed by the award-winning team from Auckland’s Red Leap Theatre.
This is your only chance to see this remarkable showcase event, featuring New Zealand’s future upcoming designers. Tickets pricing from $13.50 to $30 (+booking fee) from www.eventfinder.co.nz
Saturday 24 August, 3pm
Saturday 24 August, 7pm
Sunday 25 August, 3pm – SOLD OUT
All performances held at Corban Estate Arts Centre, Henderson
People’s choice – cast your vote
Come early to view the foyer display of entries into the Clutched Competition, where designers have made bags from recycled materials. Choose your favourite bag and cast your vote in the People’s Choice competition. Plus be wowed by some of the top designs from the 2012 competition on display in the foyer.

Roading information in Henderson Massey Local Board

As a resident and ratepayer organisation one of our jobs is to keep you update with information that is happening in and around the area that you live in.

You may notice that to the left of this site a link to Auckland Transport.

The Auckland Transport site provides you with detailed information on road works on both interactive maps and lists on the www.aucklandtransport.govt.nz website. These are regularly updated as new information comes to hand from our contractors and other sources and also includes traffic density and other local information. The inquiries can be narrowed down to individual addresses on a map so that as a resident you can personally seek information on the Internet, about conditions on your own street.

Auckland Transport welcomes you to use this information or by accessing the dynamic databases available on the Auckland Transport site when you plan your journey’s around Massey or greater Auckland.

These features can be found at

http://www.aucklandtransport.govt.nz/traffic-roadworks/Pages/default.aspx
http://www.aucklandtransport.govt.nz/traffic-roadworks/CurrentRestrictions/Pages/Road-Works.aspx
http://www.aucklandtransport.govt.nz/traffic-roadworks/CurrentRestrictions/Pages/RoadClosuresEventsInCentralAuckland.aspx

From time to time the Massey Birdwood Settlers website may well feature a story about a particular road works or road closure if we believe such a closure is of great importance to the public and will impact on
our travel for a long period of time.

Trees for Babies 2013 – coming to a local board near you

Trees for babies 2012

Trees for Babies was established 19 years ago by Keep Waitakere Beautiful Trust, and the ever popular programme continues today, in partnership with Auckland Council and Plunket, to celebrate the births of children throughout West Auckland in the past year.

“The babies whose trees were planted back in 1994 will be at university or work by now, and their trees have become part of our natural heritage,” says project co-ordinator Fiona McCallum.

The 2013 Trees for Babies events will be held on three Saturdays in May. The trees are provided free, with plantings held between 11:00am and 1:00pm.

“It’s a wonderful day for the whole family – and it’s free!”  Fiona says.

Parks for this year’s events are:

Local Board Area         Park                                   

Henderson-Massey          McLeod Reserve             McLeod Rd, Te Atatu South

Waitakere Ranges             Kowhai Reserve              Withers Rd, Glen Eden

Whau                                    Harmel Reserve                Harmel Rd, Glendene