March 2020 – Onehunga Community News

Chess champs

March 4, 2020 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes You may have seen them on TVNZ’s Breakfast with John Campbell – three bright siblings from Hillsborough, breaking barriers in the chess scene. The Po’e-Tofaeono children are the first competitors of Pasifika descent (Samoan and Niuean) to win at the national level, and qualify for the National Interschool Championships (NICC) held in Australia. This achievement ...

A new gym for OHS

March 4, 2020 Latest News 0 Comments < 1 min

Reading Time: < 1 minute The long-awaited new gym for Onehunga High School is finally under construction. Work got underway in December, when six prefab classrooms overlooking the school’s playing fields were relocated by crane to the opposite side of the netball courts. In August 2018, the coalition Government announced a funding boost of $28m to the school. A number ...

Work experience opportunities wanted

March 4, 2020 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Spectrum Care is looking for local businesses interested in offering supervised work experience opportunities for people with disabilities. The organisation, which has recently moved to the corner of Grey Street and Onehunga Mall, provides disability support options to help every New Zealander with a disability live a full life of choice, freedom and independence. From ...

The value of networks

March 4, 2020 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes When you first meet Jenny Tanner, what strikes you immediately is the energy and enthusiasm she shows for community development work. Jenny, who has recently taken on the part-time role of coordinator for Onehunga District Council of Social Services (ODCOSS), has worked in community development for the last 30 or so years. “It’s about empowering ...

Onehunga Mallers represent themselves with pride

March 3, 2020 Latest News 0 Comments < 1 min

Reading Time: < 1 minute A local cricket team represented New Zealand with pride at two international cricket matches, at Waikaraka Park in February. The Onehunga Mallers’ cricket team, and a team from the Auckland Cricket Society, took on teams from South Australia’s Veterans’ Cricket Over-60 League. The Golden Oldie matches were part of an 18-day North Island tour by ...