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Onehunga Kiwibank and NZ Post part company

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Shoppers in Onehunga will have noticed some changes to banking and postal services in the last week.

Kiwibank and New Zealand Post have gone their separate ways after being located together in the main street for the last decade or so. 

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An eye in the sky – Police Eagle helicopter service to land in Onehunga

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There are mixed feelings among local residents about the relocation of the police helicopter service from Mechanics Bay on Tamaki Drive, to the Auckland Heliport on Miami Parade in Onehunga. While some are worried about the potential increase in noise, especially during the night, others say it is an essential service, and a fact of life in a big city like Auckland.

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Another tool to fight crime

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An idea that came to a Mangere Bridge resident with a restless baby late one night is now helping solve crime around the region.

Michelle Hohepa was contacted by police after a couple of burglaries in her street.

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Taumanu and Ambury Regional Park receive prestigious award

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Taumanu Reserve and Ambury Regional Park have made it onto the winning list of the prestigious Green Flag Award. The global excellence mark for parks and green spaces, was recently awarded to 10 Auckland Council parks, which made the cut over some of the best regions in the world.

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Free women’s health checks

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Cervical cancer is diagnosed in about 150 women a year in New Zealand, with about 50 women dying from it.  What a lot of women do not realise, is that in 97% of cases, cervical cancer is preventable - but only if you have a regular smear test. Well Women & Family Trust offers free, confidential health checks to all women, and you can go along regardless of your circumstances, age, ethnicity, or culture.

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Sadness as iconic bridge closes

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When the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) announced in November that the Old Māngere Bridge was closing at the end of the month, it was a great shock to many people. Sad about the loss of the 100 year-old iconic landmark, hundreds took to social media and reminisced about the old times; hanging out, walking, fishing, and riding along the bridge. Others expressed concern about the alternative walking and cycling route; the underpass under the motorway which they say is unsafe and dirty.

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