February 2020 – Onehunga Community News

From Iraq to Onehunga

February 4, 2020 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Among the Year 13 pupils who graduated from Onehunga High School at the end of 2019, was a student who has overcome obstacles most of us could not imagine facing. For 20 year-old Dhia Ugla, who received the Dennie Walls Endeavour Cup, graduation was a personal triumph.   Originally from Iraq, Dhia was 15 and ...

A new skate park for Onehunga

February 4, 2020 Latest News 0 Comments < 1 min

Reading Time: < 1 minute A new skate park, outdoor gym, and basketball half-court facility is coming to Onehunga Bay Reserve later this year. Funded by Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board, the project is expected to begin in March or April,  and will take up to 12 weeks to complete, dependent on resource consent approval.  Auckland Council has commissioned Bespoke Landscape Architects ...

School Awards

February 4, 2020 Latest News 0 Comments 1 min

Reading Time: 1 minute December was awards season for the local Primary and Intermediate schools, with the traditional Buchanan, Maungakiekie-One Tree Hill Rotary Club, and Fred McKeever awards, a special highlight. Buchanan awards winners were as follows: Onehunga Primary School – Linton Janman and Ava Liggins; Te Papapa Primary School – Nive Salmalu and Yo Har Than; Royal Oak ...

A fantastic kaiako – ROI teacher receives prestigious award

February 3, 2020 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Royal Oak Intermediate teacher, Lee Tibble, became an educator because he wanted to make a difference and do something worthwhile in his life. At the end of 2019, his efforts were recognised, when he received the prestigious ASG National Excellence in Teaching Award (NEiTA), for his outstanding work at the school.   The ASG NEiTA ...

Celebrating achievement – the Maungakiekie Youth Award

February 3, 2020 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Maungakiekie youth were acknowledged for their outstanding achievements and service to the community, at the inaugural Maungakiekie Youth Awards in December last year. The awards were created to recognise and celebrate the passion, success, and commitment of youth aged 13 to 24 years who are leading change, innovation, and creating solutions in the local community. ...