Name re­flects a sense of com­mu­nity in Katikati

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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.

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