Students succeed despite adversity

Dec 2, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Students at our local high schools have shown amazing resilience amidst adversity, with top academic students being recognised at their school’s prizegivings. In keeping with what has been an extraordinary school year, our local high schools have adapted or postponed their traditional annual prizegiving events. Marcellin College chose to hold a restricted ceremony for their ...

Kafoa Hala Latu – a paddling giant with a big heart

Dec 2, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes In October, world-renowned paddler, Kafoa Hala Latu, tragically passed away when his outrigger failed on the sea near Hillsborough, on the Manukau Harbour.  The devastating loss has been felt in huge waves among the international paddling community, and hundreds of tributes flowed in with the sudden news of his passing. His partner, Katherine Williams, has ...

Little libraries a big success

Dec 2, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Onehunga builder and book lover, Blayde Bullen, had plenty of time on his hands over lockdown, and eight new community libraries are now dotted around the area as a result.   Blayde grew up in Onehunga, going to St Joseph’s School and Marcellin College, and is now raising his own family here. He’s always wanted ...

Football club to the rescue

Dec 2, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Onehunga-Māngere Football Club has come to the rescue of the Onehunga High School Building School. With pupils unable to attend school in recent months, construction had fallen well behind schedule, so to ensure the school’s house would be completed on time for delivery to its new owners in January, Onehunga-Māngere club members formed a ...

Crossing the bar – Coastguard urges safety first

Dec 2, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Following a number of tragedies on the Manukau Harbour recently, Coastguard New Zealand is once again reminding everyone about logging a trip report or bar crossing.   You can log a Bar Crossing report by calling *500 on your mobile or contacting Coastguard radio from your VHF Radio and providing the following information: The name ...

Girl guiding groups seek new leaders

Dec 2, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Jenni Brookes has been a Brownie leader for more than 20 years, but the last two have stretched her creative muscles more than usual. With the move to Zoom for many sessions,  it’s a big change for an organisation that does a lot of hands-on, outdoor group activities and camps, but it’s one that the ...

Supervax day a super success

Nov 6, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments < 1 min

Reading Time: < 1 minute October’s Super Saturday Vaxathon was a huge success with a record number of 130,000 New Zealanders rolling up their sleeves for a first or second dose Covid-19 vaccination shot.   Auckland enjoyed its biggest-ever vaccination day with nearly 9,000 people getting their first doses and over 31,000 people receiving their second dose. At the time ...

Onehunga Primary School demolition has begun

Nov 5, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Demolition of the old administration building, library and some classrooms at Onehunga Primary School is well underway, marking a milestone in the major redevelopment project at the school. Working with the school and Ministry of Education, architecture practice Jasmax has designed 14 teaching spaces across a new three-level block, plus a carpark below. The building ...

Highlighting our Community

Nov 5, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Lightbox at Tin Tacks Reserve in Onehunga is currently displaying a new Portrait Series, titled People of Onehunga – a collection over time of eight images of local residents.   The semi-permanent structure and solar-powered Lightbox was placed in the reserve in 2019, to display art by local artists.   The display will feature ...