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Source: Auckland Council

From left; Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board members; Makalita Kolo, Carrol Elliott, deputy chair Togiatolu Walter Togiamua, Tafafuna’i Tasi Lauese, board chairperson Lemauga Lydia Sosene, Civic Contractors’ Fiusati Fifita, Civic Contractors team leader Terri Rima, Māngere Bridge village manager Kate Adams and Auckland Council senior advisor of Māori Outcomes Otene Reweti. 

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board members, local residents, council staff and contractors attended a special blessing ceremony for the new public toilets at Kiwi Esplanade Reserve, Māngere Bridge on 4 October.

The old toilets were recently replaced with a brand-new, wheelchair and parent-friendly facility and now features artwork designed by local primary schoolchildren.

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Chair Lemauga Lydia Sosene says the toilet renewal was long overdue, but it’s great they are ready for summer.

“This park is a very popular spot for all our local board residents and so it’s great they will have a nice new toilet facility, featuring beautiful artwork by our local kids,” she says.