This is a copy of the Franklin Local Board e-Bulletin - June 2016

Franklin Local Board business meeting

At its 14 June business meeting, the Franklin Local Board adopted a range of work programmes featuring planned activities and projects for the 2016/17 year. It also adopted its local board agreement which outlines its local advocacy, activity budgets and performance targets for the year. Local fees and charges for 2016/17 were also approved.


Agenda items included:
• Adoption of Franklin Local Board Agreement 2016/2017
• Arts, Community and Events Work Programme 2016/2017
• Libraries Work Programme 2016/2017
• Community Facilities Renewals Work Programme 2016/2017
• Community Lease Work Programme 2016/2017
• Parks, sport and recreation draft annual work programme financial year 2016-2017


The agenda and relevant attachments can be accessed here
The minutes can be accessed here

Improving sports and recreation in Waiuku – Drop in session

Franklin Local Board, in partnership with Waiuku District Rugby Football Club and Waiuku College, are working together on a plan to improve and develop a number of facilities within the local rugby club and college properties.
Drop in to find out more about the one of the first projects under the plan which includes improved lighting and on-field irrigation.
Waiuku Community Hall, Friday 8 July 2016 - Drop in anytime between 2.30pm – 4.00pm

Community grants and funding 2016

Are you putting together a project or event in the Franklin Local Board area? As well as the standard local grants, the local board is now able to approve quick response grants of up to $2,000. Grants are targeted towards projects that support the outcomes outlined in the local board’s plan.

Applications for Quick Response grants, Local Board grants (over $2,000), World War Commemoration grants and School Pool grants all open from 4 July to 29 July.
Community Grants


Auckland goes to the polls in October to find our new mayor, councillors and local board members, as well as district health board licensing trust members. Auckland Council wants to make sure you have all the information you need to understand the voting process, how to stand as a candidate, and how to make sure your vote is counted.
To find out more:
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Register you dog

It's dog registration time – you can now renew your fees online. Pay by 1 August and avoid the late fee! You may notice that your dog’s coat colour classification has changed on your registration form – this is so Auckland Council is in line with the National Dog Database. Find out more and register online from the link:

Rates rebates

You can apply for the rates rebate scheme for the current rates year (2015/2016) up until 30 June 2016. The scheme is available for homeowners on a low or fixed income based on eligibility; this could include students or retirees. For more information: or call 09 301 0101.


The rising of the Matariki star cluster heralds in Māori New Year and a month-long celebration with more than 100 events across the Auckland region, including concerts, theatre, exhibitions, kapa haka, kite flying and much more.