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Neglect of beach reserve “a disgrace”

February 3, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes A local resident who walks every day through Taumanu Reserve, says its neglect is a “disgrace”. In November, Patrick Dyer contacted the Onehunga Community News to highlight the lack of maintenance and the general look of neglect. His main concern is about the proliferation of weeds throughout the area, the bottles and rubbish strewn around, ...

The swirl of the kilts and sound of the pipes

February 3, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Waikaraka Park will be echoing to the sounds of the Highlands on February 28th. The Auckland Centre Pipe Bands’ Championship is being held at the park for the very first time, with bands from Rotorua to the Far North competing. The day will start mid-morning with street marches at the southern end of Captain Springs ...

Bowel screening saves lives – information day at Onehunga Library

February 3, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments < 1 min

Reading Time: < 1 minute If you’re between 60 and 74 years-old, and living in central Auckland, you can have a free bowel cancer test – all in the privacy of your own home. Invitations to participate in the programme, and get your home-testing kit, will begin to appear now in the letterboxes of those eligible (dependent on birth date) ...

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Happy Christmas from us all at Onehunga Community News

December 1, 2020 Latest News 0 Comments < 1 min

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Onehunga Community News team: L-R Tim Plant, Janet Hannah, Sharleen Haimotu-Tavai, Amanda Peart, Rachel Sturges  When I wrote last year’s Christmas message, little did I know what was in store for us in 2020 – nobody would have believed it. Yet here we are at the end of the year, in good spirits despite ...

Onehunga Primary finally get their mini-fair

December 1, 2020 Latest News 0 Comments < 1 min

Reading Time: < 1 minute Onehunga Primary students finally got their 2020 mini-fair in November, after Auckland stayed at alert level 1. The mini-fair is a tradition at the school, and is held usually twice a year on a Friday for a few hours during the day. The November fair had a sausage sizzle, ice-cream, baking provided by school families, ...

St Oswald’s closes its doors for good

December 1, 2020 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes It is the end of an era for St Oswald’s Anglican Church in One Tree Hill, as their congregation voted to close their doors permanently due to an ongoing decline in numbers. After almost a century of service to the community, people were invited to bid their final farewell at the last morning service at ...

Cornwall Park and Maungakiekie/One Tree Hill road closure update

December 1, 2020 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes During Covid-19 Alert Levels 4 and 3, the Tūpuna Maunga Authority and Cornwall Park Trust worked together on closing both parks to vehicle traffic. However, while most of the park has opened up again, regular visitors to Cornwall Park and Maungakiekie/One Tree Hill Domain will have noticed the current road closures preventing vehicle access all ...

Cardboard Boat Race comes to the Onehunga Festival in 2021

December 1, 2020 Latest News 0 Comments < 1 min

Reading Time: < 1 minute Registrations are now open for 2021 boat race as part of the Onehunga Festival. This inaugural event will see handmade cardboard or corflute boats race across the Onehunga Bay Reserve lagoon. Boats of any shape or design can be entered and a team can number 1 or 100. The primary rule is they can only ...

Happy anniversary Taumanu!

November 4, 2020 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes This month marks the fifth anniversary of our award-winning foreshore reserve and beaches, Taumanu Reserve. Its opening, back in November 2015, marked almost 40 years since SH20 sliced through Onehunga Bay, our beaches and our access to the harbour. What’s important to acknowledge, is that these beaches exist because our community fought for them. In ...

Onehunga War Memorial Pool refreshed for summer

November 4, 2020 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Onehunga War Memorial Pool has a new look for its summer season, with the refurbishment of the changing rooms and reception area giving the pools a fresh, modern overhaul. The Onehunga War Memorial Pool Comprehensive Renewal Project has been in progress since 2016 when the project was approved by the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board.  The ...