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YMCA Diamond Jubilee

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It was wet and windy at the YMCA War Memorial Pools, as they celebrated their Diamond Jubilee and outdoor pool opening. The important milestone was marked on the second-to-last Saturday of November. A few brave souls ignored the cold chill outside, and jumped straight in while others chose to escape to the warmth of the indoor pools. The inside area was packed with swimmers and spectators, some watching and hopeful for the rain outside to subside, and let in a bit of sun.

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One second away from Wellington

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Four Royal Oak Intermediate pupils came within one second of winning a trip to Wellington on the 22nd of November. The students were taking part in the annual Blue Light PCT (Physical Competency Test) Challenge at the ASB Showgrounds. The challenge involved tackling the same obstacle course that police officers have to complete before they can join the force and then every two years during their service.

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Transforming Onehunga - our place

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Since we first announced the news of  the regeneration of Onehunga late last year, all has gone quiet. You could be forgiven for thinking that Onehunga has slipped off the agenda- but behind the scenes a high level plan is being created for the future of our town.

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Good owners create good dogs.

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“There’s no such thing as a bad dog, just bad owners,” says dog advocate Dylan Walton. A qualified canine behaviour and handling trainer, Dylan is an animal management officer for Auckland Council. He frequently encounters problem dogs, and says invariably the problems start with poor owners. As a result Dylan also has plenty of advice about how to be a good dog owner.

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Love Food Hate Waste

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Auckland Council invites applicants for the $40,000 Love Food Hate Waste fund. 

Auckland Council is inviting applications to its first ever Love Food Hate Waste Fund from people with innovative ideas about how to reduce food waste. The fund has $40,000 overall, with maximum funding of $1,000 per application.

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Libraries

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September is comic book month at your local libraries. There will be superheroes, Pokémon, singing and creativity – all that is needed is YOU – come along and join in.

   

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