April 2020 – Onehunga Community News

Have you got an Oranga story to tell?

April 15, 2020 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you have a story to tell about Oranga?  Perhaps you grew up there, or you used to visit family, or you live there now?  As the neighbourhood undergoes redevelopment, this is an opportunity for those with strong connections to the area to have their memories recorded by an oral historian. The project is supported ...

Let’s not forget

April 14, 2020 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Gunner Speight showed bravery and resilience in WWII In these extraordinary times, it is important, now more than ever, not to forget those currently serving in our armed forces, and others who served in our major wars. With public gatherings cancelled this Anzac Day, Mayor Phil Goff says, “Anzac Day will be very different this ...

Back to his neighbourhood

April 14, 2020 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes After years of playing top-level rugby abroad, Lomani Tongotongo has returned home and taken the position as the new head coach for Te Papapa Rugby Club Premier team. His impressive international record includes a five-year contract in Japan playing for the Mazda Blue Zoomers, and a player/coach position in Hawaii for the Hawaii Harlequins. After ...

Whale Tales 2021 – artists we need you!

April 10, 2020 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Remember our beautiful mosaic owl, GOWLdi, perched outside St Peter’s Church on Onehunga Mall back in 2018? Sponsored by the Onehunga Business Association, it was part of The Haier Big Hoot public art trail, where 47 giant owls, and 60 mini owlet sculptures were dotted around Auckland. It was a huge success, and we can ...