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The 312 Hub – Onehunga, our house, our home

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A disused and scruffy retail space between Onehunga Mall and DressSmart is at first glance an unlikely home to an art gallery. But in March, 312 Hub opened its doors for an exhibition, and it’s already created a buzz of interest and conversation. 

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A cleaner lagoon good for all

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If you see people wakeboarding down at Onehunga Lagoon, you can be sure of one thing – the water is clean. Rixen NZ, the company operating Onehunga Cable Park, has to pay for testing the water quality once a week, or more if a special event is on. Director Kerry Martin explains it is one of the conditions of their five-year resource consent. “We do not operate in dirty water,” he says. 

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Onehunga Bay Festival

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The sun gods provided beautiful weather for the Onehunga Bay Festival, which was a perfect way to farewell the summer season. It was definitely a community affair, with Councillor Josephine Bartley in attendance, Denise Lee MP , and Local Board members, Debbie Burrows and Don Allan making appearances. 

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A gift to our community – Taumanu’s new sculpture

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A new sculpture holds pride of place down at the water’s edge at Taumanu. Brick Wave, by artist Peter Lange MNZM, has been gifted to the people of Auckland by Onehunga resident, the late Patricia Church.  

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St Joseph’s new principal “comes home”

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At the start of the new school year in February, Carolyn Massey became principal of St Joseph’s Catholic School in Onehunga, taking over the helm from long-standing principal, Andy Thompson. 

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The Big Hoot Public Art Trail

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It’s a hoot 

Expect to see two of these owls on their perch in Onehunga this month  

A group of feathered friends will be flying in from all corners to take part in the Haier Big Hoot Art Trail. From Saturday the 3rd of March, the fibreglass owls will be on display in parks, malls, libraries, and public spaces throughout Auckland. They are part of a Child Cancer Foundation (CCF) project, in partnership with international creator, Wild in Art.  

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