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Oranga Multicultural day

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On Saturday the 4th of November, Oranga Primary held a Multicultural Day, to celebrate the school’s diversity. Performers and staff wore colourful cultural outfits – in contrast to the grey clouds that blanketed the sky. Principal Diana Peri, set the tone, wearing a beautiful Polynesian-inspired flower head-dress. The event was planned to take place outdoors, but wet weather moved friends and families under cover. The large doors of the hall were opened up, and guests quickly filled seats. 

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Church services

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New Hope Fellowship

8 Waller Street. Ph: 636 1513

Sunday 24th December, 10am. Christmas Service.

Onehunga Co-operating Parish

Corner Grey Street & Onehunga Mall. Ph: 636 4587

 

 

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Wanted: a picture postcard view

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The sight of the large transmission pylons stretching across the Onehunga foreshore and the pretty bays of Hillsborough cannot, by any stretch of the imagination, be called a picture postcard view. However, Roskill Community Voice (RCV) has used the view on their  own postcard campaign to bury the pylons, and as an effective way of getting political attention.

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Completing the Double

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Lewis Caunter makes the winning save.

Onehunga's third goal, Tom Boss (partially obscured by goal post) scores

 

Onehunga Sports Football Club won an epic Chatham Cup final on the 10th of September, to complete their first ever double as Auckland Champions and Chatham Cup winners. Winning the Northern Region Premier League in August had been the club’s biggest day, but the Chatham Cup win surpassed it.

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Te Papapa Tigers rugby player turns 70

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Made up of players aged 35-plus, the Te Papapa Tigers Presidents rugby team, celebrated a milestone in September. The oldest, and longest-serving, member of the club, Tonga Liuaki Fainu, celebrated his 70th birthday.

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Insulation grants now available for Auckland home owners

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Aucklanders can now access new grants to pay half the cost of ceiling and underfloor insulation.

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) says  the grants are for home owners with a Community Services Card or for people with a health condition related to cold damp housing and whose incomes are just over Community Services Card level.

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