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Staying safe on the water

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With summer approaching, the Volunteer Coastguard has introduced a new phone app to help boaties stay safe on the water and keep track of important information.

Coastguard Communications Coordinator, Mike Buddle, describes the app as a “game-changer”. He says, “You won’t want to leave the dock without this in your pocket.”

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Working out for the Rescue Run

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Onehunga High School’s Services Academy is trying to raise $5,000 for Youthline through a series of sponsored events, culminating with a team of six students competing in the Cisco Rescue Run on the 8th of September.

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It’s rocket science

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An innovative charity that provides scientific kits to schools has received a funding boost, thanks to a grant of $2,300 from the Mount Roskill Kiwanis. The House of Science (HOS) charitable trust was founded in 2013 by CEO Chris Duggan, a biochemist and former secondary school science teacher. Her vision is simple - to raise scientific literacy and connect the scientific community.

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Womens’ rugby on the rise

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The continued success of New Zealand’s Black Ferns has raised the national profile of womens’ rugby, and the steady growth of the game has seen female teams popping up all over Auckland. Women continue to break barriers in the sport, inspiring participants of all ages to get involved.

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Changes afoot for Onehunga RSA

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In a bid to ensure survival and carry on its legacy, Onehunga RSA is looking at selling some of its land, and possibly the RSA building on the corner of Princes Street and Onehunga Mall. At an Extraordinary General Meeting in August, Onehunga RSA members voted in favour of the sale of their car park, a quarter-acre plot of land behind their building, accessed via Neilson Street. The RSA has been in discussions with Panuku Development Auckland, the city’s redevelopment agency, about the purchase of the land at 57 Princes Street, and there have been early conversations about the potential purchase of the associated car park for redevelopment.

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A life of service

Bill-Kirk

Ernest Bongard (Bill) Kirk QSM – 21 September 1923 – July 25 2018


Bill Kirk, who passed away peacefully at his Māngere Bridge home in July, aged 94 years, was a remarkable man who will be remembered by many people for his enormous contribution to Māngere Bridge, Onehunga, and the wider south Auckland community. His was a life truly lived as one of service to others.

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