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Young chefs inspired

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Students at Royal Oak Intermediate School had the opportunity once again to be involved in the celebration of International Chefs’ Day. 

This October, The World Association of Chefs’ Societies (Worldchefs) and its partners, ran with the 2018 theme, Healthy Foods for Growing Up. More than 100 associations, and close to 5,000 chefs of all levels and specialties, volunteered their time by hosting workshops and activities to make a difference in young people’s lives. 

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Heritage with a dose of exercise

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An innovative mix of history and exercise took place in Onehunga as part of the Heritage Festival in October. Around 20 people joined Bike Onehunga’s inaugural History Ride, starting at the Onehunga Lagoon.

The ride was six kilometres long, and visited some of Onehunga’s most iconic buildings. It was designed for novice cyclists to enjoy, with plenty of stops along the way for everyone to get their breath back.

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In the suffragist spirit: Women working for change

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Three local women have been awarded Women’s Fund grants in an initiative that celebrates the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand.

They are Liz Ferris, manager of Te Papapa Preschool; Lily Henry, manager of Tō Wāhi – Your Place in Oranga, and Arna Metcalfe, a longstanding member of the National Council of Women’s Auckland branch.

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A battle of minds

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Twenty-one Royal Oak Primary School children came back buzzing with excitement after pitting their minds against hundreds of others in a national competition in Wellington last month.

Tournament of Minds (TOM) is an international problem-solving programme for children in school Years 5 to 10. It encourages students to experiment with ideas and meet challenges through teamwork and creativity.

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Onehunga’s piano man

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There is a community piano in the Onehunga Community Library foyer, free for the public to enjoy. If you’ve ever been down there first thing in the morning, you may have had the pleasure of hearing talented local man, Tony Chen, play the piano. 

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Long-haul travel of the feathered kind

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Many people in New Zealand will be familiar with the long and uncomfortable plane ride across the world to the USA and Europe.  But spare a thought for the Bar-tailed Godwit, or Kuaka, which relies on its own wing power to fly 12,000 km non-stop from Alaska to New Zealand.

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