Name reflects a sense of community in Katikati
The Centre— Pa¯tukiManawa will be the name of council’s new multi-purpose building in Katikati.
Community feedback last year showed mixed support for Pa¯tuki Manawa— which means the beating heart in Ma¯ori— with others suggesting amore conventional name for the building in the centre of Katikati.
The Katikati Community Board supported a joint name, so The Centre— Pa¯tuki Manawa was adopted by Western Bay of Plenty District Council last week on the Board’s recommendation.
Western Bay Mayor Garry Webber says the name and Ma¯ori reference embody the aim of creating a vibrant town centre of which the new facility will be an anchor point.
“This project is just part of the process to build a vibrant town centre. Over time Katikati will become a destination New Zealand Town well known by all New Zealanders.” The new facility began construction in September 2017 and will be officially opened in late August.
The facility comprises a two-storey library and service centre building with a mezzanine floor of 800sqm and a 400sqm community space. It’s a central link between Katikati’s main shopping centre and Talisman Drive.
The existing Katikati Library and Information Centre becomes the home of Katikati Arts Collective and remain the Katikati Information Centre and Katch Katikati.