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Wanted: a picture postcard view

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The sight of the large transmission pylons stretching across the Onehunga foreshore and the pretty bays of Hillsborough cannot, by any stretch of the imagination, be called a picture postcard view. However, Roskill Community Voice (RCV) has used the view on their  own postcard campaign to bury the pylons, and as an effective way of getting political attention.

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Completing the Double

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Lewis Caunter makes the winning save.

Onehunga's third goal, Tom Boss (partially obscured by goal post) scores

 

Onehunga Sports Football Club won an epic Chatham Cup final on the 10th of September, to complete their first ever double as Auckland Champions and Chatham Cup winners. Winning the Northern Region Premier League in August had been the club’s biggest day, but the Chatham Cup win surpassed it.

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Te Papapa Tigers rugby player turns 70

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Made up of players aged 35-plus, the Te Papapa Tigers Presidents rugby team, celebrated a milestone in September. The oldest, and longest-serving, member of the club, Tonga Liuaki Fainu, celebrated his 70th birthday.

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Insulation grants now available for Auckland home owners

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Aucklanders can now access new grants to pay half the cost of ceiling and underfloor insulation.

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) says  the grants are for home owners with a Community Services Card or for people with a health condition related to cold damp housing and whose incomes are just over Community Services Card level.

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Old photo brings back poignant memories

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An old black and white photo published in The Onehunga Community News last month, brought back poignant childhood memories for Onehunga man, John Tapene. John recognised a small, run-down building in the background, which housed the Onehunga Maori Centre, and which has a “special place in my family’s hearts”.

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Déjà vu all over again

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Ten years ago  the Onehunga community rallied to stop Transit New Zealand (now New Zealand Transport Agency) building an eight-metre tall,  “concrete monstrosity”; an interchange, to connect an  upgraded SH20 to Neilson Street. It was not built then, but has been resurrected as part of the new East West Link project, bringing about a feeling of déjà vu in the community.

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