May 2021 – Onehunga Community News

ANZAC Remembrance Service returns

May 5, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes It was with great relief that Onehunga RSA members were able to hold a Remembrance Service this year, after last year’s level 4 lockdown. Due to continuing uncertainty over Covid-19, the parade down Onehunga Mall did not take place, but the service itself went ahead upstairs in the Club Onehunga building. RSA and Club Onehunga ...

A stepping-stone for youth

May 5, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Most people look forward to slowing down when they get into their 50’s, but Anita Vaafusuaga did just the opposite. In 2012, she seized the opportunity to turn a lifelong vision into reality, and founded DNA 1st Solution with her late husband Denis. Their aim was to create employment opportunities for vulnerable youth, getting them ...

Finding the missing pieces

May 5, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Finding the missing details about an American woman who travelled throughout New Zealand in the 19th century as a world missionary for the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), is proving to be a headache for local writer, Randolph Hollingsworth.   The One Tree Hill resident is researching for a historical novel about Mary Leavitt’s journey ...

Te Papapa fale officially opens with special ceremony

May 5, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes A beautiful fale was officially opened at Te Papapa School last month, with a special celebration featuring students, staff, and community leaders.   The fale has been designed to be reflective of the island nations represented in the school community, although the majority of the features are Samoan. The opening celebration ended with a traditional ...

Onehunga Primary transformation begins

May 5, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Onehunga Primary School has begun its transformation, with a new temporary administration block taking shape on the main field, and much more to come, with $14.5m of funding announced last month.   The school roll is expected to grow to at least 800 by 2030, and this project, funded by the Ministry of Education, combines ...