Excelling despite adversity

Aug 4, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Vanisi Prescott’s journey to become a doctor is proof that anything can be achieved if you put your mind to it. She shares her inspiring story to encourage others to dream big.   Vanisi was born in Tonga, and moved to Auckland at the age of one. She started Year 9 at Onehunga High School, ...

Onehunga Kindergarten say a fond farewell to head teacher

Aug 4, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes When she became head teacher at Onehunga Kindergarten 17 years ago, it was a homecoming of sorts for Bev Douglas, having sent her own children there. It was also a place where she’d always wanted to work.   She is now saying farewell to her dream job and looking forward to retirement, proud of shaping ...

Have your say – new policy could change housing zones around city

Aug 4, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes A new government policy which aims to improve housing affordability, is directing councils to allow for more intensification in key areas. Although Onehunga is not on the current location list, everybody is urged to have their say on any changes to the Unitary Plan next year.   The National Policy Statement on Urban Development (NPS-UD) ...

Values with action

Aug 4, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes St Joseph’s School students were quick to offer aid to families of the school affected by June’s tornado in Papatoetoe. A mufti-day fundraiser was held to collect money to assist two St Joseph’s School families who were impacted by the devastating tornado aftermath – one family had to vacate their damaged home and another house ...

A horsey addiction

Aug 4, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes For a group of lucky children, the school holiday break was a chance to spend time around horses. They were part of the Ambury Park Centre’s school holiday programme, where they spent a week learning to ride. The programme starts with basic instructions on how to behave around horses, to groom and care for them, ...