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Jewellery is an important part of Christine Van Gisbergen’s life. For over 20 years she has created and sold the special gifts that mark life’s meaningful events. Now she has a new passion – helping to bring meaning to the lives of children who have had little to celebrate thus far.
Onehunga local Elia Fata has just topped off 16 ½ weeks of rugged training by winning the Sergeant Major of the Army award for the top recruit, having been selected as the outstanding recruit from his intake of 120 soldiers. A graduate of Onehunga High School’s Services Academy, Elia completed his basic training for the Army in June and his proud family were watching during the ‘March Out’ when he received his award.
Te Papapa Primary School has just been the surprise recipient of a voucher for $2,000 of sports equipment from dairy giant Fonterra. The school won the prize as part of the recent Anchor Families promotion.
The winter craft market in the foyer of the Onehunga Community Centre and Library was “AMAZING - I probably spent my daily salary on beautiful things” according to centre spokeswoman Plaxy Wish. She says there were 45 different stalls, selling beautiful, local, hand-made arts and crafts and artisan foods.