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Old photo brings back poignant memories

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An old black and white photo published in The Onehunga Community News last month, brought back poignant childhood memories for Onehunga man, John Tapene. John recognised a small, run-down building in the background, which housed the Onehunga Maori Centre, and which has a “special place in my family’s hearts”.

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Déjà vu all over again

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Ten years ago  the Onehunga community rallied to stop Transit New Zealand (now New Zealand Transport Agency) building an eight-metre tall,  “concrete monstrosity”; an interchange, to connect an  upgraded SH20 to Neilson Street. It was not built then, but has been resurrected as part of the new East West Link project, bringing about a feeling of déjà vu in the community.

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Talented locals exhibit art

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Mangere Bridge Arts Group Inc will hold their annual art exhibition at the St James Church Hall, between 10.00am and 4.00 pm on Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th of August.

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Special anniversary

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On the 24th of July Royal Oak Intermediate celebrated a very special anniversary. One of their most popular teachers, Mrs Mehar Nabi, marked 25 years at the school. As senior teacher Mike Webber pointed out, she has been at the school so long she is now teaching the children of many of her first pupils. 

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Bird tours

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This Sunday, 23rd July, at 10.30am you have another chance to learn about the birds of the Manukau Harbour. Join a group of enthusiasts and experts for a short (20 minute) walk to the foreshore, leaving from the Ambury Regional Park information centre/stable, just inside the gate on the left. 

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School holidays at your library

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The theme for the July school holiday is ‘What lies beneath’, and there are lots of fun events for children planned between the 8th and 23rd of July. 

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