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Onehunga Bay Festival

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The sun gods provided beautiful weather for the Onehunga Bay Festival, which was a perfect way to farewell the summer season. It was definitely a community affair, with Councillor Josephine Bartley in attendance, Denise Lee MP , and Local Board members, Debbie Burrows and Don Allan making appearances. 

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A gift to our community – Taumanu’s new sculpture

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A new sculpture holds pride of place down at the water’s edge at Taumanu. Brick Wave, by artist Peter Lange MNZM, has been gifted to the people of Auckland by Onehunga resident, the late Patricia Church.  

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St Joseph’s new principal “comes home”

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At the start of the new school year in February, Carolyn Massey became principal of St Joseph’s Catholic School in Onehunga, taking over the helm from long-standing principal, Andy Thompson. 

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The Big Hoot Public Art Trail

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It’s a hoot 

Expect to see two of these owls on their perch in Onehunga this month  

A group of feathered friends will be flying in from all corners to take part in the Haier Big Hoot Art Trail. From Saturday the 3rd of March, the fibreglass owls will be on display in parks, malls, libraries, and public spaces throughout Auckland. They are part of a Child Cancer Foundation (CCF) project, in partnership with international creator, Wild in Art.  

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TV series mixes laughter with sadness

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A TV series about dying and funerals does not sound like cheerful or compulsive viewing but it has been a surprise hit on our screens this summer. The Casketeers stars local couple, Francis and Kaiora Tipene, and their funeral business, Tipene Funerals. The popular show, a weekly ‘fly-on-the-wall’ documentary, has given its audience a mix of laughter and sadness in equal measures. 

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Congratulations Josephine Bartley – Auckland Councillor

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Congratulations to Josephine Bartley, who has won the seat of Auckland Councillor for the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Ward.  

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