New mural a nostalgic ode

Jun 2, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Many of you will have noticed the brand-new ONEHUNGA mural on the corner of Onehunga Mall and Princes Street. Made possible with the support of Transpower NZ and the Onehunga Business Association, it stands out as a nostalgic ode to the area, featuring popular iconic symbols of Onehunga’s past and present.   Artist, Bobby MacDonald, ...

A clean cut – raising funds for cancer

Jun 2, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes An Onehunga Primary School Year 6 student is taking part in Shave For a Cure, to raise funds for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC). On Friday 11th June, Tahila will shave off all of her hair at a special school assembly, to support patients fighting cancer.   LBC is a national charity dedicated ...

Kai for the community

Jun 2, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Royal Oak has a new free food pantry at St John’s Anglican Church. The pantry is part of the Pātaka Kai Open Street Pantry Movement (OSPM) – a grassroots crowd-sourced solution to help meet local food needs.   OSPM believe that kai (food) has a role in nourishing a person’s tinana (physical wellbeing) and wairua ...

A challenging year for top scholars

Jun 2, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments < 1 min

Reading Time: < 1 minute In May, Onehunga High School announced its 2020 Dux at the annual Scholarship Assembly. It was an opportunity for the school to celebrate its highest academic achievers, coming from one of the most challenging school years for decades.   Principal, Deidre Shea, said that despite the difficulties of 2020, the school had once again achieved ...

Development continues apace in Onehunga

Jun 2, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Manukau Road is dotted with housing projects, indicative of the changes in the area since the zone updates, with more intensive housing to cater for a growing population. The population of Onehunga is due to increase by 43%  in the next 20 years – particularly in the older age bracket and school-aged population, and more ...

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 ...