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New bus network - changes to popular 312 bus

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The 312 bus route has long been a lifeline for residents of Onehunga. For those living in Oranga, Te Papapa and One Tree Hill, it is the only accessible mode of public transport providing service through these suburbs. 

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Team building

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The arrival of former Football Fern Katie Duncan, as player and coach of the Onehunga Sports Football Club’s Women’s Premier team, is starting to produce results for the club.

Last year, after five years of playing overseas, Katie and her wife Priscilla Duncan, also a former Football Fern, returned to New Zealand. They have owned a house in Onehunga for a number of years, and Katie says they had always planned to settle here on their return home, because, “we love the community and its diversity”.

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Practical conservation

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Thirty cubs from the Royal Oak Scouts Group descended on Bunnings Warehouse Mt Roskill in June, where they learnt some basic DIY and worked towards an upcoming conservation badge.

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One Tree Hill-Maungakiekie – your access code for the summit

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Although the summit of One Tree Hill-Maungakiekie is now closed to vehicles, if you have mobility issues, you can still drive up there. However, to open the barrier on the day, you need to call  Auckland Council for an access code. Not only have some residents had trouble finding the correct telephone number to call, but once they have called, they have been passed from pillar to post, as no-one at the other end had the right information.

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A shared space – clarification

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An article in the June edition of the Onehunga Community News stated that, “The Office of Ethnic Communities is moving into premises in Onehunga, which will be shared with Labour List MP Priyanca Radhakrishnan.” 

To clarify, neither the office, or its staff, are connected in any way with the Office for Ethnic Communities, which is a government unit within the Department of Internal Affairs. The Department of Internal Affairs’ Office of Ethnic Communities’ only Auckland office is in Albert Street in central Auckland.

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Raising the bar

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Harbour bars are commonplace throughout New Zealand and according to the Coastguard Northern Region there are only three types of bar, dangerous, very dangerous and extremely dangerous. As Coastguard Education manager Darren Arthur says, “When you have a problem on a bar, they are rarely ever small problems.”

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