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Development continues apace in Onehunga

Jun 2, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Manukau Road is dotted with housing projects, indicative of the changes in the area since the zone updates, with more intensive housing to cater for a growing population. The population of Onehunga is due to increase by 43%  in the next 20 years – particularly in the older age bracket and school-aged population, and more ...

ANZAC Remembrance Service returns

May 5, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes It was with great relief that Onehunga RSA members were able to hold a Remembrance Service this year, after last year’s level 4 lockdown. Due to continuing uncertainty over Covid-19, the parade down Onehunga Mall did not take place, but the service itself went ahead upstairs in the Club Onehunga building. RSA and Club Onehunga ...

A stepping-stone for youth

May 5, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Most people look forward to slowing down when they get into their 50’s, but Anita Vaafusuaga did just the opposite. In 2012, she seized the opportunity to turn a lifelong vision into reality, and founded DNA 1st Solution with her late husband Denis. Their aim was to create employment opportunities for vulnerable youth, getting them ...

Finding the missing pieces

May 5, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Finding the missing details about an American woman who travelled throughout New Zealand in the 19th century as a world missionary for the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), is proving to be a headache for local writer, Randolph Hollingsworth.   The One Tree Hill resident is researching for a historical novel about Mary Leavitt’s journey ...

Te Papapa fale officially opens with special ceremony

May 5, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes A beautiful fale was officially opened at Te Papapa School last month, with a special celebration featuring students, staff, and community leaders.   The fale has been designed to be reflective of the island nations represented in the school community, although the majority of the features are Samoan. The opening celebration ended with a traditional ...

Onehunga Primary transformation begins

May 5, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Onehunga Primary School has begun its transformation, with a new temporary administration block taking shape on the main field, and much more to come, with $14.5m of funding announced last month.   The school roll is expected to grow to at least 800 by 2030, and this project, funded by the Ministry of Education, combines ...

Low Traffic trial a hot topic – The street is quieter but many are not happy

Apr 26, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 3 min

Reading Time: 3 minutes Trial interventions in the Arthur Grey Low Traffic Area (LTA) have fast become the hottest topic around. For the next few weeks, traffic interventions are in place along Grey and Arthur Street and some surrounding streets, with the aim of reducing traffic volumes, improving walking and cycling connections, and hopefully, encouraging people out of their ...

Coming together – library sculpture reflects story of Onehunga

Apr 26, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Onehunga’s guided Art Bike Tour in February gave locals the opportunity to learn about the artists and stories behind some of Onehunga’s street art. One sculpture of regular interest is Hautaha, the steel piece outside the Onehunga Library, made by the celebrated Tongan artist, Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi. The Pasifika-themed tubular sculpture was erected in February ...

Watch out for the moth plant this month

Apr 26, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments < 1 min

Reading Time: < 1 minute Moth plants have infested the Onehunga area – peoples’ gardens, commercial properties, railway land, Auckland Council reserves, native bush and the sides of motorways. An invasive climbing noxious weed,  it overtakes and kills plants, including natives. It has a pretty flower, and at this time of year produces pods that contain thousands of seeds that ...

Little free library for locals, by locals

Apr 26, 2021 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes A tiny Little Free Library has popped up at 46 Mariri Road in Onehunga, built and painted for locals, by locals. The idea for the library was dreamed up and created by 21 year-old Juliet Small. After seeing the popularity of free libraries in the USA through posts on Instagram, she fell in love with ...