Onehunga Community Patrol – appreciation and recognition  

Oct 7, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Recognising its volunteers and generous sponsors was the order of the day for Onehunga Community Patrol at a special event in July. Held at the Royal Oak Bowling Club, 21 volunteers were presented with a Patrol Service Award Certificate and a Service lapel badge by Onehunga Community Constable, Don Allan.    The volunteers are a highly active group, ...

A celebration for new classrooms 

Oct 7, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments < 1 min

Reading Time: < 1 minute Prime Minister Ardern watches a cultural performance in the new classrooms    With planning and preparation four years in the making, five new classrooms were officially opened at Oranga Primary School in July by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.     It was an exciting day for parents and visitors as they packed the hall for the 10am ceremony, as they waited for the ...

A proud history for local football club 

Oct 7, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments < 1 min

Reading Time: < 1 minute Onehunga Māngere United AFC was looking to celebrate its centenary in August, until lockdown returned and they had to postpone the event.  They had already won promotion to the Northern Region Football League’s First Division, and only needed four points from three games to also confirm the Second Division Championship. They intend to celebrate in style once the restrictions are eased.   Originally the Onehunga Methodist FC, the ...

The perfect idea – Water Run an inspired success 

Oct 7, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes In August, the Water Run fundraiser organised by Royal Oak Intermediate’s Room 9 students was an outstanding success, with the pupils raising $1,800 for the Beyond Water charity.  Beyond Water’s founders, Sharon and Peter Crean, attended the event, and just as they had inspired the pupils it seems the children have inspired them!  They say they had been looking for a distinctive way to promote fundraising ...

Determined Paralympian vows to be back 

Oct 7, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s been a long but rewarding road for Paralympian, Ben Tuimaseve, who returns home after representing New Zealand for the first time at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.    The former Onehunga High School student was aiming for a top six finish in Tokyo with the goal to make the final, but although he produced an Oceania record of 13.31m in round two, he just missed out ...

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, ...