August 2020 – Onehunga Community News

Service with a smile

August 5, 2020 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ask anyone in and around Onehunga, and nine times out of ten they will know of Baz the Postie. Barry MacGroucutt has dedicated almost two decades of his life to the job as the local postman. He does the job through rain or shine, and always with a smile. The popular postman is best known ...

Junior scientist skims the surface

August 5, 2020 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes A young Mãngere Bridge resident has been judged the winner of her age-group in this year’s She Can Code competition.  The budding young scientist, eight year-old Odette Ala’alatoa-Dale, has invented a Surface-Skimming Net Robot (SSNR), designed to skim off the floating plastics from the water beneath the new Mãngere Bridge. The She Can Code competition ...

Learning a new trade safely

August 5, 2020 Latest News 0 Comments < 1 min

Reading Time: < 1 minute With the impact of Covid-19 many people have had to reconsider their careers and are looking at new options, such as a trade. If you are thinking about changing direction, the place to start would be at Site Safe New Zealand, which runs a wide range of safety courses from their Auckland office in Beachcroft ...

Cutting through the stigma

August 5, 2020 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sarah Mikkelsen and Danika Revell want to empower thousands of New Zealand women to speak openly about their periods without the stigma that usually goes with it. They are co-founders of the Period Place, an advocacy charity whose vision is to make New Zealand the first “period equitable country” in the world. Period equity refers ...

Employ NZ – free English language classes

August 5, 2020 Latest News 0 Comments < 1 min

Reading Time: < 1 minute Free English language classes are available in Onehunga for migrants and refugees needing to improve their spoken and written English. Run by EmployNZ, the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programmes are accredited, and available for New Zealand citizens and residents who are 19 years and over. Anita Smith, EmployNZ’s Auckland regional manager, says ...