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Turban Day unwinds the barriers

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On a sunny Saturday afternoon in April, a corner of Aotea Square in downtown Auckland is a burst of brightly coloured swathes of cloth flapping about in the wind. In the midst of the crowd, there’s a bustle of activity, as turban-wearing Sikhs expertly tie long lengths of material around the heads of willing models. They have all come along to experience what it’s like to wear a turban, and to find out more about Sikh culture.

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The 312 Hub – Onehunga, our house, our home

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A disused and scruffy retail space between Onehunga Mall and DressSmart is at first glance an unlikely home to an art gallery. But in March, 312 Hub opened its doors for an exhibition, and it’s already created a buzz of interest and conversation. 

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A cleaner lagoon good for all

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If you see people wakeboarding down at Onehunga Lagoon, you can be sure of one thing – the water is clean. Rixen NZ, the company operating Onehunga Cable Park, has to pay for testing the water quality once a week, or more if a special event is on. Director Kerry Martin explains it is one of the conditions of their five-year resource consent. “We do not operate in dirty water,” he says. 

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Onehunga Bay Festival

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The sun gods provided beautiful weather for the Onehunga Bay Festival, which was a perfect way to farewell the summer season. It was definitely a community affair, with Councillor Josephine Bartley in attendance, Denise Lee MP , and Local Board members, Debbie Burrows and Don Allan making appearances. 

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A gift to our community – Taumanu’s new sculpture

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A new sculpture holds pride of place down at the water’s edge at Taumanu. Brick Wave, by artist Peter Lange MNZM, has been gifted to the people of Auckland by Onehunga resident, the late Patricia Church.  

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St Joseph’s new principal “comes home”

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At the start of the new school year in February, Carolyn Massey became principal of St Joseph’s Catholic School in Onehunga, taking over the helm from long-standing principal, Andy Thompson. 

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