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​Te Kori Scott Point video transcript

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[Video: Upbeat music plays throughout this video. Cars drive at dusk through Auckland’s Spaghetti Junction. Ferry and boats bob up and down whilst moored in the harbour. A map of Auckland is shown, highlighting Hobsonville.] 

Voiceover: Hobsonville is about 12km northwest of Auckland, or a very pleasant ferry ride, around about 40 minutes.  

[Video: Ferry comes in to dock at Hobsonville. Margaret Miles (the Upper Harbour Local Board Chair) is shown in front of Hobsonville and continues talking.] 

Voiceover: The area is a very fast-growing, modern area.  

[Video: Residential building work takes place in Hobsonville, including diggers and scaffolding. A map of Scott Point is displayed, including West Harbour, SH16, Catalina Bay, Bomb Bay, two schools, and finally, the site of Te Kori Scott Point. Its position in relation to Clark Road and the Squadron Drive extension is shown.] 

Voiceover: Lots of facilities are being put in place for the new residents. There's boardwalks right around the coastline. And, of course, there's the new sustainable sports park. 

[Video: Mark Bowater (the Head of Parks Services) begins talking, with the undeveloped site of the sports park in the background. Key words flash up on the screen as he talks.] 

Voiceover: It's about pulling together the best approaches for green infrastructure, the most sustainable approaches to the built elements in the park environment.  

It's about enhancing biodiversity and it's about connecting people with nature.  

It's about combining Te Aranga Māori design principles and working closely with iwi and the community.  

It's about doing something quite unique and to help us with that journey we're using the ISCA IS rating tool.  

This is the first time this tool has been used in a park-based project in New Zealand. 

[Video: Kris Bird (the Manager of Sports Park Design and Innovation) begins talking, with open farmland  and fences behind him.] 

Voiceover: So, as you can see behind me the site's currently in farmland.  

[Video: A 3D concept drawing is shown, highlighting different parts of the park including Nimrod Stream, the Epi-centre, Joshua Carder Drive, and information recreation area, three different play spaces, lookout, Central Spine Path, two hard courts, three natural football fields, two baseball diamond, a hub and synthetic practice fields.] 

Voiceover: But what we hope to achieve here is a large-scale, sustainable sports park. So, there's a mixture of active sport, passive sport and ecological restoration.  

We've got three large, full-sized football fields, two large baseball diamonds with full-sized backstops and dugouts.  

But we're not just catering for the sporting community. There's lots of picnic areas, playgrounds, passive areas, catering for all.  

[Video: Small leafy plant amongst dry grass. Chris Ferkins (a Biodiversity Advisor) continues talking whilst surrounded by tall grass a trees.] 

Voiceover: The kākāpō of Hobsonville, epilobium hirtigerum, because of the presence of this plant, it will now also include this significant area of ecological reserve.  

We need nature around us as much as it needs us. 

[Video: Andrew Steel (the Design Lead at Jacobs) talks in front of a blurred background.] 

Voiceover: We'll be reducing carbon emissions over the entire lifecycle, right from the design through to construction and right down to even the decommission side of the park.  

We're looking at a combination of synthetics and natural turfs.  

[Video: A computer graphic showing the different layers of synthetic turf, from top to bottom: synthetic turf, shockpad, drainage cell, membrane, crushed rock, capping layer and subgrade.] 

Voiceover: And we're looking to provide the right mix of those, such that we can get the hours of play up and by getting the of play up on the asset really utilises the resource which is sustainable in its own right.  

[Video: A computer graphic showing the different layers of hybrid turf, from top to bottom: hybrid turf backing, sand root zone, geotextile, drainage cell and subgrade. Then it shows a computer graphic showing the different layers of natural turf, from top to bottom: grass, sand carpet, top soil and subgrade. Then a computer-generated map of the park, focused on the sports field, showing rain falling on the pitch, with sub-layers soaking up water.] 

Voiceover: The water system in the park integrates best practice stormwater management approaches. It's really integral to the whole core of the project.  

[Video: Displays how stormwater is collected and funnelled towards a central point where it is stored in a day tank. Water is then taken from there for irrigation. Andrew Steel (the Design Lead at Jacobs) returns to the screen, where he continues talking.] 

Voiceover: We're looking at capturing stormwater. We're looking at recycling that stormwater. And we're looking at novel ways where some of these fields are actually irrigating themselves from the bottom up, which saves on water.  

[Video: Playing fields have both self-irrigation - that evenly disperses the water - and conventional sprinklers that focus water around the sprinkler heads.] 

Voiceover: So occasionally we will need extra water. So, we are going to investigate the use of a bore onsite. That bore adds a level of resilience to the system and just gives us another aspect to manage that water in a real holistic way. 

[Video: Bird’s eye view of  computer-generated concept design, labelling sustainability features, stream restoration, the Epilobium hirtigerum conservation area, water sensitive design, shared paths, bus stops, material alternatives, bicycle parking, material reuse, PV cells, LED lights and a self-irrigating system.] 

Voiceover: In addition, we're looking at substituting a lot of materials that go into a sports park, for example, a lot of sand that goes into a sand carpet field. We're looking to replace that with the crushed glass.  

At its core, the park is a sustainable sports park.  

[Video: Mark Bowater (the Head of Parks Services) begins talking, with the undeveloped site of the sports park in the background.] 

Voiceover: It's really exciting. We hope this will be an exemplar and a model and a flagship project for others to learn from, so we'll share as we go.

[Video: Shona Oliver (Ngā Maunga Whakaii o Kaipara Development Trust) begins talking in front of the Hobsonville ferry terminal and dock.] 

Voiceover: He ana te mea nui o te ao. What is the most important thing in the world?

He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata. It is people. It is people. It is people.

[Video: White screen with ‘Scott Point Sustainable Sports Park’ written, along with the Auckland Council logo (Auckland Council text next to stylised pōhutukawa flower over water) and a navy blue Jacobs logo.] 

[Video ends]

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