Use of the League Field

In 2007 the Motor Caravan Association (MCA) made application to the Gisborne District Council (GDC) to use the old Uawa league Field located on the corner of Solander and Furneaux Streets (opposite the Uawa river mouth) as a stop over (up to 2 nights at a time) for its\' members. Resource Consent was approved last week by the GDC, and now the MCA will be seeking a land use proposal followed by lease negotiation with the GDC. Many members in the Uawa community are only just hearing about the MCA proposal and are not happy that a community resource could be potentially granted for exclusive use to an organisation that does not belong to the Uawa community. Furthermore, there are already 3 exisiting campsites in Uawa, one of which is free. This petition, seeks to engage Uawa community thoughts and comments on the MCA proposal and application to council to utilise the old Uawa league Field. This information will be forwarded to the Gisborne Council which we hope they will take serious note of in their decision making processes.

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http://www.gisborneherald.co.nz/Default.aspxs=3&s1=2&id=4609 http://www.gisborneherald.co.nz/Default.aspxs=3&s1=2&id=4757

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    Pepe Papuni, Australia

    6 years ago Do you support or oppose the MCA application to utilise the old Uawa league field: 02
    How are you a member of the Uawa/Tolaga Bay/Te Aitanga a Hauiti community e.g. whakapapa, my work etc: whakapapa
    When did you first hear about the MCA application to the GDC to utilise the old Uawa league field: 2 weeks ago
    How did you hear about it: Bebo message
    To date, do you feel the GDC and the MCA have done a good job of consulting with our community on this issue: 02
    Why do you support or oppose the MCA application to use the old Uawa league field: I oppose the plans, as due to insufficient consultation with the iwi kainga (again), a decision has been made with out other groups making submission for the use of the are. Plus we already have other parks that these members can use and pay for the maintenance just like every other user.
    How would you like to see the Uawa league field utilised and managed: I would like to see other groups be in a position to utilise the area and maintain accordingly eg. horse sports.
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    raewyn hitaua, New Zealand

    6 years ago Do you support or oppose the MCA application to utilise the old Uawa league field: 02
    How are you a member of the Uawa/Tolaga Bay/Te Aitanga a Hauiti community e.g. whakapapa, my work etc: whakapapa
    When did you first hear about the MCA application to the GDC to utilise the old Uawa league field: week ending 5 September 08
    How did you hear about it: Gisborne Herald
    To date, do you feel the GDC and the MCA have done a good job of consulting with our community on this issue: 02
    If no, how do you think they can improve communication with our community: Better time frames must be negotiated with community so that the community can prepare themselves and also raise their issues
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    Cara-Lee, New Zealand

    6 years ago Do you support or oppose the MCA application to utilise the old Uawa league field: 02
    How are you a member of the Uawa/Tolaga Bay/Te Aitanga a Hauiti community e.g. whakapapa, my work etc: Whakapapa
    When did you first hear about the MCA application to the GDC to utilise the old Uawa league field: 1 month ago in Gisborne herald when the community opposed when there was no consultation with Tangata whenua
    How did you hear about it: Gis Herald
    To date, do you feel the GDC and the MCA have done a good job of consulting with our community on this issue: 02
    If no, how do you think they can improve communication with our community: They need to stop this process and start consultations by way of community hui. Treaty of Waitangi training around the principles and how they are in respect to this situation.
    Why do you support or oppose the MCA application to use the old Uawa league field: People who own a campervan are already in an elitist group why should they be given preference to the utilisation of community land. They will not bring income into Tolaga Bay as I am sure they will purchase the essentials prior to leaving Gisborne or Opotiki which ever city they arrive from.
    How would you like to see the Uawa league field utilised and managed: Ask the community. Tolaga Bay is a very innovative community.
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