February 2021 – Onehunga Community News

Speeding through our streets must stop

February 3, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Vehicles using our residential streets as through-roads, and travelling at high speed, is a serious and pressing issue in Onehunga and surrounding suburbs. (Crash site – the Mesarich’s car was written off by the collision) Late last year, local business owners, Mark and Tania Mesarich, narrowly escaped serious injury after a car sped through a ...

Stray cats on the radar

February 3, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Community Cat Coalition (CCC) has received a grant from the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board to fund a cat de-sexing project in Onehunga. CCC is a community network which helps abandoned, feral and abused cats and kittens. They finance and facilitate trap-neuter-return (TNR) and they also feed and manage de-sexed community cats, and provide veterinary treatment ...

Life skills and strong values give youth a good start

February 3, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes A youth mentoring trust, based at the once-derelict Te Papapa Bowling Club, is providing athlete development, tutoring and life-skills programmes to at-risk male youth who have dreams of a professional career in sport. Pro-Pare Athlete Management Trust (PAMT) chairman, George Gavet, encourages the teenagers to pursue their dream career outside of rugby league, and works ...

Neglect of beach reserve “a disgrace”

February 3, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes A local resident who walks every day through Taumanu Reserve, says its neglect is a “disgrace”. In November, Patrick Dyer contacted the Onehunga Community News to highlight the lack of maintenance and the general look of neglect. His main concern is about the proliferation of weeds throughout the area, the bottles and rubbish strewn around, ...

The swirl of the kilts and sound of the pipes

February 3, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Waikaraka Park will be echoing to the sounds of the Highlands on February 28th. The Auckland Centre Pipe Bands’ Championship is being held at the park for the very first time, with bands from Rotorua to the Far North competing. The day will start mid-morning with street marches at the southern end of Captain Springs ...

Bowel screening saves lives – information day at Onehunga Library

February 3, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments < 1 min

Reading Time: < 1 minute If you’re between 60 and 74 years-old, and living in central Auckland, you can have a free bowel cancer test – all in the privacy of your own home. Invitations to participate in the programme, and get your home-testing kit, will begin to appear now in the letterboxes of those eligible (dependent on birth date) ...