Recycling centre construction underway

Apr 14, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first step towards the construction of  the Onehunga Community Recycling Centre (CRC) took place in March, with a dawn blessing at the Victoria Street site. Around four dozen people attended the early morning event, including Councillor Josephine Bartley, members of the Maungakiekie Tāmaki Local Board, (MTLB) representatives of contractors Canam, Auckland Council’s Waste Solutions ...

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Proposal to close Onehunga Kiwibank open for consultation

Mar 3, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments < 1 min

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Kiwibank may close at the end of the year. We have been notified that the local Kiwibank is set to close at the end of 2021. Kiwibank says this closure is due to “upcoming lease review, as well as significant decline in branch usage”. They estimate 90% of all transactions go through their digital ...

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A mysterious disappearance

Mar 3, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Onehunga Community News has been contacted by a family in England who want to find out what happened to a close relative who disappeared over 70 years ago. Yvonne Willis says that her husband, George, who is now almost 80 years-old, last saw his father when he was nine, and that all his life he ...

Royal Oak Roundabout upgrade to go ahead

Mar 3, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes The long-awaited safety upgrades to the Royal Oak Roundabout are expected to take place in the first half of 2021, but people are saying that their views have largely been ignored and the upgrade does not go far enough to address the issues raised. Background Royal Oak Roundabout is one of the top 25 most ...

Building Success

Mar 3, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Over a year ago, the story of Dhia Ugla featured in Onehunga Community News where he stood out as an inspirational figure who has succeeded against all odds. Now he is busy adding another chapter to his incredible life story. Dhia came to New Zealand in 2018 as a refugee from Iraq, having spent three years trapped ...

Free lunches welcomed by schools

Mar 3, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Students at two local schools are receiving free lunches, thanks to the government-funded Lunches in Schools programme, Ka Ora, Ka Ako. Since its launch in 2019, the school lunch initiative has been providing free and healthy lunches to thousands of children throughout the country. Royal Oak Intermediate School (ROI) has been added to the lunch ...

Cornwall Park District School celebrates 100 years

Mar 3, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes In February, staff and students at Cornwall Park District School (CPDS) celebrated a milestone – its 100th year! In a low-key ceremony, the school’s oldest girl, Grace Sutcliffe, and youngest boy, Mark Xu, cut the ceremonial ribbon, and then the oldest boy, Dylan Wright, and the youngest girl, Charlize Lau, helped to dig up the time ...

Speeding through our streets must stop

Feb 3, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Vehicles using our residential streets as through-roads, and travelling at high speed, is a serious and pressing issue in Onehunga and surrounding suburbs. (Crash site – the Mesarich’s car was written off by the collision) Late last year, local business owners, Mark and Tania Mesarich, narrowly escaped serious injury after a car sped through a ...

Stray cats on the radar

Feb 3, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Community Cat Coalition (CCC) has received a grant from the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board to fund a cat de-sexing project in Onehunga. CCC is a community network which helps abandoned, feral and abused cats and kittens. They finance and facilitate trap-neuter-return (TNR) and they also feed and manage de-sexed community cats, and provide veterinary treatment ...

Life skills and strong values give youth a good start

Feb 3, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes A youth mentoring trust, based at the once-derelict Te Papapa Bowling Club, is providing athlete development, tutoring and life-skills programmes to at-risk male youth who have dreams of a professional career in sport. Pro-Pare Athlete Management Trust (PAMT) chairman, George Gavet, encourages the teenagers to pursue their dream career outside of rugby league, and works ...