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HIPPY in the hood

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Ana Salazar of HIPPY (Home Interaction Programme for Parents and Youngsters) Onehunga, was thrilled to have her 2013 application for  Z’s Good in the Hood campaign accepted this year. It means that until the end of March, customers who shop at the Z Waikaraka service station on Nielson St can drop an orange token into the HIPPY Onehunga slot of the VOTE box. 

 

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Local Hero

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The bravery Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board Member Brett Clark showed in December last year has been recognised by the New Zealand Police.

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Onehunga Family Fun Day 2014

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Onehunga Plunket reported that their Family Fun Day on March 1 was a great success. The highlights of the day were Danny the Diesel Train, sponsored by Barfoot & Thompson Onehunga, and the bouncy castle provided by the Royal Oak Baptist Church.

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Capture the harbour

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The Manukau Harbour Restoration Society is looking for some award winning photos of the Manukau Harbour to celebrate Seaweek. Anyone with a penchant for snapping bird and sea life or landscape needs to get organised quickly though: the deadline is this Saturday March 8.

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Latin America brings Jellicoe Park to life

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On Sunday, February 2, Latin American masters, Kantuta, brought a huge crowd to Onehunga’s sunny Jellicoe Park.

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Gardens of mercy

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It’s almost time to explore some of Auckland’s most beautiful gardens, and in so doing, support the Mercy Hospice and the wonderful work they do.   

The weekend of February 22 and 23 has been set aside this year for this Heroic Gardens Festival, now in its 18th year. What started as a fund-raiser for the Auckland City Mission’s Herne Bay House, to offer care to those with HIV or AIDS, has become a far broader hospice-funding event. It now showcases 21 gardens from Hunua to Titirangi to Whitford. 

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