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Thomas Campbell at Dolphin Theatre

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Dolphin Theatre has been a sanctuary of the arts in our community, for well over 50 years. Close to 300 full-length productions have been staged at the historic Spring Street building, and from the 28th of April to the 13th of May, faithful fans flocked to see the much-anticipated Cripple of Inishmaan show.

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Moving on - Derek Linington

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After almost five years as Principal of Royal Oak Intermediate Derek Linington has just concluded his time with the school. The school held a special assembly on the 12th of May as he left to take up the Principal’s position at Papakura Normal School.

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Pooches in the pool

 

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A popular fundraiser for the YMCA, the Dog Day Out sessions at Jellicoe Pools will take place on Sunday the 7th of May. While up to 400 dogs get to swim and splash in the outdoor pool before it closes for the season, the entry fee of between $5 and $7 will go towards sending local families to the YMCA’s Family Camp.

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A reproach and a monument to the next generation

 

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The subject and tone of a 150 year-old letter, from the Daily Southern Cross newspaper, seems strangely familiar. If it were not for the old-fashioned style of writing, you could be forgiven for thinking it was about the current issues that abound in Onehunga today. 

 

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Onehunga’s rock star connection - Keith Stephens from Advanced Flight

 

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Flying rock stars like Mick Jagger and U2 around the North Island have been highlights for CEO of Advanced Flight Ltd, Keith Stephens. 

Advanced Flight’s base, the award winning Auckland Heliport at the end of Miami Parade, is one of the less well-known parts of Auckland’s transport infrastructure. But with around a dozen helicopters, mostly Bell or Airbus models, flying from the heliport, it is a very busy operation. 

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Children win big in Easter promotion

 

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The Onehunga Business Association’s Easter Egg Hunt was as successful as ever this year. Hundreds of entries were received; that is a lot of people visiting local retailers. The winner of the enormous hamper, which has been gracing the OBA reception area for the past week, came over from Devonport to hunt for the eggs. Ten year-old Charlotte persuaded her mum to drive over and explore Onehunga on Easter Monday, and the North Shore residents were delighted with what they discovered. Describing the area as a “hidden gem”, the loved the atmosphere of the town centre and had a great day out. 

 

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