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Womens’ rugby on the rise

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The continued success of New Zealand’s Black Ferns has raised the national profile of womens’ rugby, and the steady growth of the game has seen female teams popping up all over Auckland. Women continue to break barriers in the sport, inspiring participants of all ages to get involved.

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Changes afoot for Onehunga RSA

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In a bid to ensure survival and carry on its legacy, Onehunga RSA is looking at selling some of its land, and possibly the RSA building on the corner of Princes Street and Onehunga Mall. At an Extraordinary General Meeting in August, Onehunga RSA members voted in favour of the sale of their car park, a quarter-acre plot of land behind their building, accessed via Neilson Street. The RSA has been in discussions with Panuku Development Auckland, the city’s redevelopment agency, about the purchase of the land at 57 Princes Street, and there have been early conversations about the potential purchase of the associated car park for redevelopment.

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A life of service

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Ernest Bongard (Bill) Kirk QSM – 21 September 1923 – July 25 2018


Bill Kirk, who passed away peacefully at his Māngere Bridge home in July, aged 94 years, was a remarkable man who will be remembered by many people for his enormous contribution to Māngere Bridge, Onehunga, and the wider south Auckland community. His was a life truly lived as one of service to others.

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Waikaraka Speedway – back to square one?

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Onehunga’s Waikaraka Speedway’s future is back to square one, with the surprise announcement in June that Western Springs Speedway would be relocating to Colin Dale Motorsport Park in Wiri.

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A step in the right direction

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July’s news that Panuku Development Auckland has purchased Onehunga Wharf was a long time coming, but it has been  welcomed as a step in the right direction. There are plans to make it into a new community space, similar to Wynyard Quarter, with homes, cafes, retail, and public spaces; its regeneration will be part of the overall Transform Onehunga project, led by Panuku.

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Volunteers step up for Onehunga Community Patrol

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Nine new volunteers have put their hands up to be part of Onehunga’s Community Patrol team.  They are part of a thirty-strong crew, who can be seen regularly out and about the local streets in their bright yellow vests. ‘eyes and ears’ in the community.

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