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Anzac fighting for freedom and democracy

May 4, 2022 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Poignant memories were shared on Anzac Day in Onehunga, with the war in Ukraine uppermost in people’s minds. The Onehunga RSA held its annual Remembrance Service upstairs at the World War I memorial, and while numbers were slightly down from pre-Covid services, it was standing room only, with a few hundred people attending, including many ...

Auckland Studio Potters welcome Duncan

May 4, 2022 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Duncan and Barry are two of the most important members of Auckland Studio Potters, helping potters complete their pieces and take them home; but get too close to them and you’ll get burned.   They’re both wood-fired kilns, with Duncan the second kiln of this kind to be built on the studio site at Waikaraka ...

Be a toa kaiwhakataka

May 4, 2022 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes An activity programme encouraging children to get outdoors and explore their local area is proving to be a great success. The Toyota Kiwi Guardians is a Department of Conservation programme where children can connect with nature, go on self-guided adventures and earn rewards. There’s over 110 Kiwi Guardians Adventures across New Zealand, and over 15 ...

Granny’s Bay – serenity in the heart of Hillsborough

May 4, 2022 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tucked between Taylor’s Bay and the stunning Waikōwhai Beach, Granny’s Bay is a well-kept secret. Quiet, peaceful and rarely used, it feels private and secluded in comparison to its more popular neighbours. It’s the perfect place to relax after a long and stressful day – the cool air and sounds of water lapping gently against ...

Warrior gardeners empower others

May 4, 2022 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Kelly Francis had always dreamed of creating self-sufficient food systems in her community that would be easily accessible to all, so she started off by planting edible organic gardens in people’s backyards to help empower those impacted by food insecurity.   With the support of friends who shared her love for people, she went on ...

Building confidence with sport

Apr 9, 2022 Latest News 0 Comments < 1 min

Reading Time: < 1 minute For Year 7 Marcellin College pupil, Blessing Mata, listening to his mother has proved to be a route to success and lots of fun. Blessing has CIDP (Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy) which is a rare autoimmune disorder where the body attacks its own tissues. It affects the nervous system and as a result his balance, ...

Buchanan Park – Onehunga’s hidden gem

Apr 9, 2022 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nestled amongst the established homes and gardens of Onehunga, Buchanan Park is a hidden gem. At the entrance to the park in Arthur Street, an elegant archway decorated with scrolled ironwork welcomes visitors and, once inside, it boasts an inviting, well-maintained playground that its namesakes would have approved of.   Buchanan Park stands on the ...

Kai connections brings people together

Apr 9, 2022 Latest News 0 Comments < 1 min

Reading Time: < 1 minute The annual Neighbours Day has always been a highlight on the Oranga Community Centre calendar, delivering events and programmes to unite the community. Due to the current pandemic and restraints regarding health and safety and capacity limits, they decided to merge this year’s event in March with the World of Cultures celebration. World of Cultures ...

Filling in the gaps

April 9, 2022 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Navigating through the Covid-19 pandemic’s systems and rules has been challenging enough for most, but for somebody with a disability extra help is often needed. Candace McCabe, of CCS Disability Action in Royal Oak, says she has often had to step in to help isolating families, where one or more is disabled, because there was ...

Garside Village to be demolished

Apr 9, 2022 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes The clock has been ticking on Onehunga’s Garside Village since 2018, when the residents there were told it was being redeveloped by Kāinga Ora, which is building 185 new homes, comprising of a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments. The project is part of their Jordan Avenue North redevelopment. Four years’ later, its time ...