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Royal Oak celebrates 75th Jubilee

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Royal Oak Intermediate celebrated its 75th Jubilee on the 6th of April, with an open day for former pupils and teachers.

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A weighty award

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Congratulations to One Tree Hill College old boy, David Liti, for his amazing achievements at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. He won Gold in the 105kg+ Weightlifting competition, set a new Commonwealth Games record, and was chosen out of all the competing athletes to receive the prestigious David Dixon Award for sportsmanship.

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Turban Day unwinds the barriers

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On a sunny Saturday afternoon in April, a corner of Aotea Square in downtown Auckland is a burst of brightly coloured swathes of cloth flapping about in the wind. In the midst of the crowd, there’s a bustle of activity, as turban-wearing Sikhs expertly tie long lengths of material around the heads of willing models. They have all come along to experience what it’s like to wear a turban, and to find out more about Sikh culture.

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The 312 Hub – Onehunga, our house, our home

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A disused and scruffy retail space between Onehunga Mall and DressSmart is at first glance an unlikely home to an art gallery. But in March, 312 Hub opened its doors for an exhibition, and it’s already created a buzz of interest and conversation. 

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A cleaner lagoon good for all

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If you see people wakeboarding down at Onehunga Lagoon, you can be sure of one thing – the water is clean. Rixen NZ, the company operating Onehunga Cable Park, has to pay for testing the water quality once a week, or more if a special event is on. Director Kerry Martin explains it is one of the conditions of their five-year resource consent. “We do not operate in dirty water,” he says. 

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Onehunga Bay Festival

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The sun gods provided beautiful weather for the Onehunga Bay Festival, which was a perfect way to farewell the summer season. It was definitely a community affair, with Councillor Josephine Bartley in attendance, Denise Lee MP , and Local Board members, Debbie Burrows and Don Allan making appearances. 

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