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Feedback sought on Onehunga’s transformation

Feb 8, 2024 Latest News 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes As part of their work to revitalise Onehunga, Eke Panuku is inviting the community to give valuable feedback on the first stage of transformations to council-owned land in the town centre. Eke Panuku aims to transform the land in the block between Onehunga Mall, Selwyn Street, Church Street and Arthur Street, known as the Waiapu ...

Hidden graves found in church renovation

Feb 8, 2024 Latest News 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes The simple task of preparing the floor for a new carpet at Onehunga’s Church of Our Lady of the Assumption (Catholic), led workers from a carpet company to uncover a hidden piece of history.   Buried beneath layers of vintage cork tiles, the team at GilesCarpets Ltd stumbled upon three marked graves that had been ...

Onehunga friends lace up for Oxfam Trailwalker

Feb 8, 2024 Latest News 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Two groups of Onehunga friends are taking on the Oxfam Trailwalker event in Taranaki next month – in the final year the gruelling fundraiser will be held. Emma Belcher and her sister Amy Velho have joined forces with friends Katie Ludman and Alexandra Viner to form Team Pinot; while Elysia Shanks, Rachel Gemmell, Kirsty Carter ...

Janet bids farewell after a decade of service

Feb 8, 2024 Latest News 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes After a decade of dedicated service at the Onehunga Community News, Janet Hannah, is bidding farewell as the advertising manager, and is looking forward to her retirement. Having lived locally for over 40 years, Janet has not only been a steadfast member of the community, but has also played a crucial role in the advertising ...

Happy Christmas from us all at Onehunga Community News

Dec 18, 2023 Latest News 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes As the year draws to a close, we want to take a moment to reflect on the vibrant tapestry that is Onehunga – a community where the heartbeat of society thrives. The Onehunga Community News has been a shining beacon, illuminating the vital role of local ommunities in everyone’s lives. On behalf of the team ...

Football haven at Waikaraka Park

Dec 18, 2023 Latest News 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Waikaraka Park comes alive every Thursday, as the new junior seven-a-side football competition has kicked off, organised by the Onehunga Sports Football Club. The OSFC has run a successful adult seven-a-side competition for the last 20 years, and this summer decided to add a junior competition, which has been an instant success. Although it has ...

Double architectural victory for Onehunga

Dec 18, 2023 Latest News 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Two local architectural masterpieces came out tops at the 2023 New Zealand Architecture Awards by the Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA). Claiming the top spot in the Housing Category is Brick House in Onehunga, which was up against five other exquisitely designed homes from across New Zealand. A few kilometres away, ...

Rose’s journey from penguins to paintings

Dec 18, 2023 Latest News 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Young explorer, Rose Lasham (21) has returned home to the summer’s embrace after an extraordinary journey to icy Antarctica. Describing the glacial wonderland as “stepping into a David Attenborough documentary”, Rose had the time of her life, and is very grateful to have been one of 22 New Zealanders selected for the Antarctic Heritage Trust’s ...

Bike hub rolls into action

Dec 18, 2023 Latest News 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Onehunga Bike Hub is open and ready for you, offering free simple repairs, expert advice on basic bike maintenance, bike safety checks and tips on how and where to cycle safely. The hub opened its doors out of a distinctive blue shipping container based at the Onehunga Train Station on Onehunga Mall. Paid staff ...

Generosity lights up Christmas in the Park

Dec 18, 2023 Latest News 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Christmas at Jellicoe Park was a bit different this year, with council budget cuts leaving the big Norfolk pine without its traditional lights. The park was still sparkling on the night with smaller tealights, though what most lit up the hearts of the hosts was the community generosity to the food bank collection. This year, ...