Chapter 4

Key moves for Manukau

Key moves for Manukau - Manukau

With a strong Māori heritage, its position as the world’s Pasifika hub and creative and economic potential, Manukau is unlike any other place in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Transforming Manukau is about fostering and building on the pride, values and talent of the people who live and work here. This will ensure that the area’s regeneration continues to appeal to locals, while also enticing future residents, workers and entrepreneurs.

The local community has shown a clear desire for Manukau to be an attractive visitor destination, business centre and place to live, work, play, shop and learn in world-class facilities and spaces.

This future-Manukau is being kick-started through a series of projects. We’ve identified five key moves to bring about the scale of change needed, and from which success will multiply in many other ways.

  1. Realising the potential of the Puhinui Stream.
  2. Creating a vibrant heart.
  3. Developing the Wiri healthy neighbourhood.
  4. Harnessing learning and innovation opportunities.
  5. Enhancing community connectivity.
“While Panuku and the government will do the heavy lifting, true transformation is owned and delivered by us all.”
— Manukau ward councillor Alf Filipaina