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Thirty cubs from the Royal Oak Scouts Group descended on Bunnings Warehouse Mt Roskill in June, where they learnt some basic DIY and worked towards an upcoming conservation badge.

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One Tree Hill-Maungakiekie – your access code for the summit

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Although the summit of One Tree Hill-Maungakiekie is now closed to vehicles, if you have mobility issues, you can still drive up there. However, to open the barrier on the day, you need to call  Auckland Council for an access code. Not only have some residents had trouble finding the correct telephone number to call, but once they have called, they have been passed from pillar to post, as no-one at the other end had the right information.

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A shared space – clarification

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An article in the June edition of the Onehunga Community News stated that, “The Office of Ethnic Communities is moving into premises in Onehunga, which will be shared with Labour List MP Priyanca Radhakrishnan.” 

To clarify, neither the office, or its staff, are connected in any way with the Office for Ethnic Communities, which is a government unit within the Department of Internal Affairs. The Department of Internal Affairs’ Office of Ethnic Communities’ only Auckland office is in Albert Street in central Auckland.

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Raising the bar

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Harbour bars are commonplace throughout New Zealand and according to the Coastguard Northern Region there are only three types of bar, dangerous, very dangerous and extremely dangerous. As Coastguard Education manager Darren Arthur says, “When you have a problem on a bar, they are rarely ever small problems.”

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Auckland City Mission appeal - Onehunga Primary School helps out

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 The Auckland City Mission is suffering a shortage of food parcels, following a 28 %  spike in demand compared to this time last year. After a plea for donations was made to the public, Onehunga Primary School jumped at the chance to help. 

 

 

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A shared space - Ethnic Affairs and Labour MP’s office in Onehunga

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The Office of Ethnic Communities is moving into premises in Onehunga, which will be shared with list MP Priyanca Radhakrishnan. The space, which is on the corner of Neilson and Galway Streets, will provide a hub for people from a wide range of communities to access information and services. According to Office of Ethnic Communities website, their mandate is to work with people who are migrants, refugees, long-term settlers, and those born in New Zealand who identify their ethnicity as Asian, Continental European, Middle Eastern, Latin American and African.

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