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An Enchanted Garden

Jul 6, 2022 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Magical. Thought-provoking. Joyous. Accessible. Sustainable. Creative. Collaborative. All describe Comet Project Space’s Enchanted Garden exhibition at Naomi and Bill Kirk Park in Māngere Bridge, held in May. The park was transformed into a luminous, flower-filled garden, with live handpan music completing the effect.   The artwork is titled Inflorescence, meaning the process of flowering. Flowers, ...

Become a mentor – change two lives

Jul 6, 2022 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes A mentoring organisation is in dire need of more people to be mentors for children with a parent in jail or under a community sentence. Thousands of New Zealand children suffer grief, trauma, stigma and financial stress because of their parent’s situation and Pillars/Ka Pou Whakapou  is a charity that provides vital support to those ...

In the pink – Speak up, stand together, stop bullying

Jun 1, 2022 Latest News 0 Comments < 1 min

Reading Time: < 1 minute It was wonderful to see all the pink across St Joseph’s Catholic School for Pink Shirt Day in May.   Celebrated annually around the globe, Pink Shirt Day began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against homophobic bullying, after a another student was bullied for wearing a pink shirt. In New Zealand/Aotearoa, ...

Earth Action Trust here to help with your next community clean up

Jun 1, 2022 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Earth Action Trust turned out with their rubbish claws to join the recent Onehunga Bay clean-up organised by MP Priyanca Radhakrishnan. They want to help beautify another area, and they want to hear from you!   Twice a month, the group organises a street clean, from 10am – 12pm and they’re always keen to hear ...

Bring it on!

Jun 1, 2022 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Onehunga local, Tevita Tu’ifua, is preparing to travel to the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham this June to coach the Tongan Sevens Rugby team – and he’s hoping that this time nothing will get in the way of his plans. Tevita, who is the Onehunga Business Association’s community liaison officer, has been the Tongan National coach ...

On her own turf

Jun 1, 2022 Latest News 0 Comments < 1 min

Reading Time: < 1 minute The new novel  by well-known multimedia artist and local, Coco Solid (aka Jessica Hansell), has landed – and it’s already creating an impression. Hansell is co-director of Onehunga’s Wheke Fortress at Tin Tacks Corner; an inclusive art space providing an ultramodern gallery and meeting space for experimental artists. She grew up in Māngere Bridge and ...

Schools monitor stream health

Jun 1, 2022 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Onehunga People’s Garden has teamed up with two local schools to not only improve the maintenance of their patch, but also to engage students in creating a better environment. It started when students from Royal Oak Intermediate (ROI) took part in the Experiencing Marine Reserves programme, which connects schools and communities with the marine ...

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 ...