Petition seeks inquiry into Whanau Centre

BY KRIS DANDO
Last updated 09:59 18/12/2012

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A petition was presented to Porirua City Council last week, seeking an "independent inquiry" into changes at the Whanau Centre (formerly Fanau Centre) in Cannons Creek.

Resident Rob Piva presented the petition, which bore 600 signatures. He said the Whanau Centre was not like other service centres in the city - it was for education for young people, to support families and a community hub.

"The trust deed was to make sure the centre would not be taken over by groups or privatised.

"We have signatures from people in Porirua, and outside, who want to see it restored to its original uses."

Mr Piva asked that the "city's leaders" solve this at a local level, otherwise legal action could ensue.

All councillors and Mayor Nick Leggett accepted the petition, except for deputy mayor Liz Kelly who is also the Whanau Centre's manager.

Mr Leggett said a report would be prepared and discussed at a future meeting.

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