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Local knowledge goes a long way1 min read

Nov 1, 2022 < 1 min

Local knowledge goes a long way1 min read

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 Dany Miller-Kareko (Ngāpuhi) brings her local knowledge and strong focus on manaakitanga into her role as the new manager of the Onehunga/Oranga Community Hub. The Hub includes Onehunga Community Library, Onehunga Community Centre and Oranga Community Centre.


Dany worked with Auckland Council for three years in a variety of roles, most recently managing a community hub in South Auckland. She is passionate about providing safe, inclusive spaces with offerings that enrich the lives of local whānau, and she’s excited about getting to know the Onehunga community better.


Although communities differ from place to place, she believes the core of services should remain the same. “Onehunga has a real sense of community; neighbours look out for each other, there are plenty of great green spaces, shopping, good eats, and things to do! I feel that facilities like the ones in our Hub really help strengthen and build on that local identity, so I’m really proud to be supporting the team there,” she says.


“I have been living in Onehunga for about five years and absolutely love it here. I briefly moved out of the suburb for a few months in 2021 and missed it so much I dragged my family back! I live with my partner and our large ex-racing greyhound so you’ll find us at the park or down in the reserve on the weekends.”


The facilities belong to the community and needs your input. If you have any ideas about what you would love to see from your local spaces, pop in for a chat with Dany and the team.