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The Onehunga Community News’ office is at 149 Onehunga Mall, the block of businesses between Church Street and Princes Street – the premises are shared with the Onehunga Business Association.

For general enquiries email

Our postal address is PO Box 24549 Royal Oak, Auckland 1345.

Rachel Sturges

Rachel has been a freelance writer and qualified journalist since 2011 when she graduated from AUT University’s post-grad journalism course. She cut her journalism teeth as a radio and newspaper reporter before coming to work at Onehunga Community News. UK-born Rachel has lived in and around the central Auckland area for over 20 years with her husband and two daughters, and loves writing about and being involved in our local community.

Mob: 021 394558

Janet Hannah
Advertising Consultanat

Mob: 022 173 1949

Sharleen Haimotu Tavai
Writer and Distribution

Sharleen has lived in Onehunga all her life, and went to the same local schools that her children currently attend. She studied Community Health at AUT, then went on to work with children at special schools – a job which she found very rewarding. She enjoys writing, and looks forward to meeting other locals and sharing stories through the Onehunga Community News.

Mob: 021 2366975

Amanda Peart
Amanda got her first writing job at The Aucklander in 2003, after graduating from AUT with a journalism qualification.  After a stint living in London and a career in public sector communications and stakeholder engagement, she has returned to community journalism with the Onehunga Community News and is enjoying gaining a deeper understanding of Onehunga and the community.  Amanda has lived locally with her family since 2012, and she has loved being involved in kindergarten and school parent groups during that time. 
Tim Plant

Tim Plant is a graduate of AUT’s Bachelor of Communication Studies, Tim has been with Onehunga Community News since 2006. He has worked on TV documentaries and can also be seen occasionally in the background of shows like Shortland St. He is also Secretary of the Onehunga Cricket Association and the Onehunga Combined Sports Trust.