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Onehunga Security Update

For Security Help

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Scam Alert

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We have heard there is a possible new scam going around. People receive a phone call stating that their telecommunications cost will be increasing. If you respond in a positive way this may mean you have just agreed to change suppliers. Questions to ask anyone phoning – where are they from? How do they know what your telecommunications bill is and who is your provider? Be wary of any phone calls you are uncertain of who you are speaking to and what they are wanting.

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enews 12 February, 2013

Diesel Theft on Orpheus Drive Diesel has been siphoned from the diggers used in the foreshore restoration on Orpheus Drive. If you notice anything suspicious going on down there, call 111 immediately.

Call Onehunga Town Centre’s Security Guard

Report any graffiti to us

Satia Sami

02 0401 13040

We’ve been out doing our regular graffiti sweep and have noticed there has been large amounts of tagging in alley-ways, on park benches, on Onehunga and bus signage. Even though some of the tags are quite small, it’s vital we nip it in the bud before it becomes something bigger. If you spot graffiti, please let us know immediately so we can get it removed and ensure Onehunga is well presented to visitors.

Onehunga Event Calendar See more events at www.onehunga.net.nz/events If you’ve got an event coming up, email us at admin@onehunga.net.nz. We’d love to hear about it. 15/16 February— North Island Stock Car Championship, Waikaraka Family Speedway, Neilson St 16 February—Chinese New Year celebrations in Onehunga 16 February—Water Bombing Competition— Onehunga War Memorial Pool 16 February—9 March—Darling Buds of May, Dolphin Theatre 22 February— Hawaiian Wave Rave— Onehunga War Memorial Pool 1/2 March—Auckland Fringe Festival show ‘YOU’ at Pearce St Hall 2 March— Music in the Parks presents Bella Kalolo, Jellicoe Park

Or contact the OBA office ph

636 8535

Outside business hours, on Sundays & Public Holidays please call Police —Dial 111 Dial

Rubbish Collections Red bins are emptied every Tuesday morning. Blue bins every 2nd Tuesday: NEXT on February 19 and March 5. Please put your bins out ready for Tuesday collection on Monday nights after close of business and remove bins off the footpath and back onto your business property first thing Tuesday morning.

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Have your say on issues affecting local businesses Gain an insight into the business outlook for 2013 Street Collectors Feb/March Tax due dates You - An Auckland Fringe Festival Event in Onehunga Are you passionate about the local community Lunar New Year Celebrations in Onehunga Street Signage Update Keep up-to-date with what’s happening in Onehunga Onehunga’s Security Update Onehunga Event Calendar Rubbish collections over Christmas www.onehunga.net.nz www.facebook.com/onehunga

Have your say on issues affecting local businesses Make a submission or speak to us

OBA Town Manager, Amanda Kinzett is currently putting together submissions for a range of proposed policies, bylaws and plans that affect Onehunga businesses. Submissions due in the next two months cover a wide variety of issues, from Watercare’s Trade Waste bylaw, to the proposed legislation for earthquake-prone buildings to the Auckland Draft Plan. For further information about policies and plans the OBA are working on, please click here : http:// www.onehunga.net.nz/infrastructure/submissions-made-by-the-oba/ It’s vital that we let Auckland Council and the Government know what we think of their plans, especially if they are going to impact on Onehunga businesses. Please take time to read what is proposed and if something does concern you, we suggest you make a submission or talk to us about being a part of the OBA submission.

Gain an insight into the business outlook for 2013 Breakfast With Business NZ CEO, Phil O’Reilly

Attend our CEO Breakfast with Phil O’Reilly on Thursday 21 February and get vital information about the environment in which you do business. Phil O’Reilly, Chief Executive of New Zealand’s largest business advocacy group, BusinessNZ, will highlight economic issues and opportunities that may impact your business in 2013. Phil works with companies, organisations and political and other decision makers, advocating for New Zealand’s success through sustainable economic growth. This is a great opportunity to enjoy a cooked breakfast, hear the latest business information to guide your decision-making and at the same time network with other like-minded business people.

Cheers Amanda, Anne and Satia NEW OBA Committee (2012/13 year) Peter Gibson, President (Parkinson & Bouskill) - 636 3300 Debbie Leaver (The Library Café & Function Venue) - 636 7292 Elizabeth Bedford (Changes) - 634 1913 Gaylene Powell (Dress Smart) - 622 2400 Rob Gallagher (Westpac) - 634 8555 Ross Mudafar (Onehunga Family Pharmacy) - 622 2865 Bridget Graham (Deputy Chairperson, Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board) - 301 0101 Dana Jin (Rainbow D) - 6349068 Ross Reid (Daniel Overton & Goulding) - 6222222 This e-news is sent to you by Onehunga Business Association, because you are either a member, or you have an interest in the organisation or the area. If you do not wish to receive these communications, please let us know by phoning 636 8535. Please note: If your business lies within the Onehunga business precinct you are automatically a member of Onehunga Business Association - paying a part of your rates to fund the OBA.

Onehunga Business Association Amanda Kinzett, Manager Briar Millar, Events Anne Dunlop, Communications Satia Sami, Security 212A Onehunga Mall (upstairs) P: 09 636 8535 F: 09 636 8542 E: business@onehunga.net.nz

www.onehunga.net.nz

Onehunga

Date: Thursday 21 February, 2013 When: 7am sharp to 8.30am Where: John Walker Lounge, Mt. Smart Stadium, Beasley Avenue, Penrose Cost: OBA Members $30 per person including GST (payment required in advance) RSVP: Phone Briar Millar, OBA Events Manager on 636 8535 or email events@onehunga.net.nz Registration is essential for catering purposes.

Street Collectors in Onehunga- February/March

The following street collectors have gained permission to collect on the following days, anyone else may not be genuine — if you do notice anyone suspicious collecting, please contact us immediately on 636 8542. 13 Feb– Red Cross 20/26 Feb– IHC 2 March– Greenpeace


Tax due dates Mark these dates in your diary now 7 February - Terminal Tax for taxpayers without a tax agent or who have lost their extension of time arrangements 20 February - PAYE for last month (small employers) 20 February - PAYE for 1st-15th this month (large employers) 28 February - GST for periods ending 31st January For further vital dates, visit : http://www.dollarsandsense.co.nz/articles_and_information/ key_dates

Lunar New Year celebrations in Onehunga Main celebration this Saturday 16 February Zodiac Explorer’s Challenge Thanks to the businesses who have participated in the Zodiac Explorer challenge over the last week. Kids have enjoyed searching for the Chinese symbols and we’ve had a great number of entries. Entries will be drawn at our offices at 1.00pm on Tuesday 19 February. What’s happening on Saturday 16 February Onehunga Library is holding a Lunar New Year story time at 10.30am followed by entertainment until 1.30pm including traditional performances.

YOÜ - Auckland Fringe Festival Event in Onehunga Pearce St Hall, Onehunga — March 1st & 2nd, 8pm

Experience the inspirational magic of Gaga. An electric pop-opera brought to you by APAC. This piece is a gargantuan accolade of music, love and humanity on the fringe of homespun entertainment. You is a musical extravaganza brought to you by the APAC team; a youth led community group based in Onehunga. You introduces the APAC team into their Fringe debut, straight from successful seasons of locally made drama in Onehunga. Lady Gaga first hit NZ shores in 2008 with her hit Just Dance. New Zealand was one of the first countries in the world to accept the pop queen, and her music changed the life of many. Director and Founder of APAC, Adam Procter, takes his inspiration and creativity for all his shows from the pop icon. Adam says "without Gaga I really don't know where I would be today, she is truly the inspiration to who I am and what I do". Tickets $15 GA available from iTicket.co.nz or (09) 361 3100.

There will also be games and crafts for kids in the grounds of St. Peter’s Church from 11.00am. At 1.30pm, you can experience the spectacular sight of a Lion Dance on Onehunga Mall, as the lion blesses businesses for the Year of the Snake. We will also be delivering lucky ‘red packets’ leading up to Saturday 16 February. Shops who want to be blessed by the lion should place a donation in their red packet and tape it above their doorway from 1.30pm — just before the lion dancers come around. We will also bring additional envelopes on the day just before the Lion Dance.

OBA makes progress with street signage One sandwich board per business permitted

Over the last few months, OBA Town Manager Amanda Kinzett has been actively lobbying on your behalf for a positive outcome to the restriction of street signage imposed by Auckland Council.

Passionate about the local community?

The use of sandwich boards is dependent on the Unitary Plan, which will be ready for public consultation at the end of March. However, in the interim, we are pleased to inform you that Auckland Council has listened to our concerns and has agreed to use discretion when dealing with sandwich boards in the Onehunga area and apply the general rules for their use outside of the Special Character areas.

Onehunga Primary School is looking for sponsors that have a passion for the local community and want to support the school whilst gaining advertising exposure on a regular basis. There are a range of sponsorship options to suit any budget.

This means that businesses are able to use one sandwich board per business but it cannot cause any obstruction on the foothpath. If the sandwich board is causing an obstruction then the property owner will be required to remove it but if used in a safe and responsible way, the Council will not take any action.

Keen to align your brand with a thriving local Primary School?

Sponsorship benefits may include:

    

Display on all weekly newsletters Display on the school website Mention at all key school events involving parents (e.g. Pasifika Festival) Preferred supplier status A certificate of recognition and a piece of artwork from the school dedicated to the sponsor

We understand street signage is an important driver of business for many of you and thank you for your patience as we work through your concerns with Council. Please let us know if you would like further information or assistance.

Keep up-to-date with what’s happening in Onehunga Where will the funding go?

Vital business and community news

The much needed sponsorship funds will help towards many projects and programmes within the school that require that extra bit of funding, including ( but not limited to):  Classroom resources - helping with literacy and numeracy  Extracurricular materials - sports equipment, art and music supplies (to name a few) broadening the children’s learning  Pool maintenance  Senior school camp

With more than 1500 followers, the Onehunga Business Association Facebook page has become a great source of information for people in the community. Whether it’s posting about the latest developments to the foreshore restoration, upcoming events, personal and business success stories — we let you know what’s happening in Onehunga NOW.

If you would like to discuss the Sponsorship Programme further, please contact George Woodward from the Friends of the School Sponsorship Committee on 021 703 389.

We follow a large number of Onehunga businesses and it’s great to see what activities you’re involved in. If you have an event or something special you want to share with us — perhaps your business is sponsoring a community event or one of your employees received an award — let us know, so we can spread the word too. Check us out here : http://www.facebook.com/onehunga


Tax due dates Mark these dates in your diary now 7 February - Terminal Tax for taxpayers without a tax agent or who have lost their extension of time arrangements 20 February - PAYE for last month (small employers) 20 February - PAYE for 1st-15th this month (large employers) 28 February - GST for periods ending 31st January For further vital dates, visit : http://www.dollarsandsense.co.nz/articles_and_information/ key_dates

Lunar New Year celebrations in Onehunga Main celebration this Saturday 16 February Zodiac Explorer’s Challenge Thanks to the businesses who have participated in the Zodiac Explorer challenge over the last week. Kids have enjoyed searching for the Chinese symbols and we’ve had a great number of entries. Entries will be drawn at our offices at 1.00pm on Tuesday 19 February. What’s happening on Saturday 16 February Onehunga Library is holding a Lunar New Year story time at 10.30am followed by entertainment until 1.30pm including traditional performances.

YOÜ - Auckland Fringe Festival Event in Onehunga Pearce St Hall, Onehunga — March 1st & 2nd, 8pm

Experience the inspirational magic of Gaga. An electric pop-opera brought to you by APAC. This piece is a gargantuan accolade of music, love and humanity on the fringe of homespun entertainment. You is a musical extravaganza brought to you by the APAC team; a youth led community group based in Onehunga. You introduces the APAC team into their Fringe debut, straight from successful seasons of locally made drama in Onehunga. Lady Gaga first hit NZ shores in 2008 with her hit Just Dance. New Zealand was one of the first countries in the world to accept the pop queen, and her music changed the life of many. Director and Founder of APAC, Adam Procter, takes his inspiration and creativity for all his shows from the pop icon. Adam says "without Gaga I really don't know where I would be today, she is truly the inspiration to who I am and what I do". Tickets $15 GA available from iTicket.co.nz or (09) 361 3100.

There will also be games and crafts for kids in the grounds of St. Peter’s Church from 11.00am. At 1.30pm, you can experience the spectacular sight of a Lion Dance on Onehunga Mall, as the lion blesses businesses for the Year of the Snake. We will also be delivering lucky ‘red packets’ leading up to Saturday 16 February. Shops who want to be blessed by the lion should place a donation in their red packet and tape it above their doorway from 1.30pm — just before the lion dancers come around. We will also bring additional envelopes on the day just before the Lion Dance.

OBA makes progress with street signage One sandwich board per business permitted

Over the last few months, OBA Town Manager Amanda Kinzett has been actively lobbying on your behalf for a positive outcome to the restriction of street signage imposed by Auckland Council.

Passionate about the local community?

The use of sandwich boards is dependent on the Unitary Plan, which will be ready for public consultation at the end of March. However, in the interim, we are pleased to inform you that Auckland Council has listened to our concerns and has agreed to use discretion when dealing with sandwich boards in the Onehunga area and apply the general rules for their use outside of the Special Character areas.

Onehunga Primary School is looking for sponsors that have a passion for the local community and want to support the school whilst gaining advertising exposure on a regular basis. There are a range of sponsorship options to suit any budget.

This means that businesses are able to use one sandwich board per business but it cannot cause any obstruction on the foothpath. If the sandwich board is causing an obstruction then the property owner will be required to remove it but if used in a safe and responsible way, the Council will not take any action.

Keen to align your brand with a thriving local Primary School?

Sponsorship benefits may include:

    

Display on all weekly newsletters Display on the school website Mention at all key school events involving parents (e.g. Pasifika Festival) Preferred supplier status A certificate of recognition and a piece of artwork from the school dedicated to the sponsor

We understand street signage is an important driver of business for many of you and thank you for your patience as we work through your concerns with Council. Please let us know if you would like further information or assistance.

Keep up-to-date with what’s happening in Onehunga Where will the funding go?

Vital business and community news

The much needed sponsorship funds will help towards many projects and programmes within the school that require that extra bit of funding, including ( but not limited to):  Classroom resources - helping with literacy and numeracy  Extracurricular materials - sports equipment, art and music supplies (to name a few) broadening the children’s learning  Pool maintenance  Senior school camp

With more than 1500 followers, the Onehunga Business Association Facebook page has become a great source of information for people in the community. Whether it’s posting about the latest developments to the foreshore restoration, upcoming events, personal and business success stories — we let you know what’s happening in Onehunga NOW.

If you would like to discuss the Sponsorship Programme further, please contact George Woodward from the Friends of the School Sponsorship Committee on 021 703 389.

We follow a large number of Onehunga businesses and it’s great to see what activities you’re involved in. If you have an event or something special you want to share with us — perhaps your business is sponsoring a community event or one of your employees received an award — let us know, so we can spread the word too. Check us out here : http://www.facebook.com/onehunga


In this issue

Onehunga Security Update

For Security Help

e e e

Scam Alert

e e

We have heard there is a possible new scam going around. People receive a phone call stating that their telecommunications cost will be increasing. If you respond in a positive way this may mean you have just agreed to change suppliers. Questions to ask anyone phoning – where are they from? How do they know what your telecommunications bill is and who is your provider? Be wary of any phone calls you are uncertain of who you are speaking to and what they are wanting.

e e

enews 12 February, 2013

Diesel Theft on Orpheus Drive Diesel has been siphoned from the diggers used in the foreshore restoration on Orpheus Drive. If you notice anything suspicious going on down there, call 111 immediately.

Call Onehunga Town Centre’s Security Guard

Report any graffiti to us

Satia Sami

02 0401 13040

We’ve been out doing our regular graffiti sweep and have noticed there has been large amounts of tagging in alley-ways, on park benches, on Onehunga and bus signage. Even though some of the tags are quite small, it’s vital we nip it in the bud before it becomes something bigger. If you spot graffiti, please let us know immediately so we can get it removed and ensure Onehunga is well presented to visitors.

Onehunga Event Calendar See more events at www.onehunga.net.nz/events If you’ve got an event coming up, email us at admin@onehunga.net.nz. We’d love to hear about it. 15/16 February— North Island Stock Car Championship, Waikaraka Family Speedway, Neilson St 16 February—Chinese New Year celebrations in Onehunga 16 February—Water Bombing Competition— Onehunga War Memorial Pool 16 February—9 March—Darling Buds of May, Dolphin Theatre 22 February— Hawaiian Wave Rave— Onehunga War Memorial Pool 1/2 March—Auckland Fringe Festival show ‘YOU’ at Pearce St Hall 2 March— Music in the Parks presents Bella Kalolo, Jellicoe Park

Or contact the OBA office ph

636 8535

Outside business hours, on Sundays & Public Holidays please call Police —Dial 111 Dial

Rubbish Collections Red bins are emptied every Tuesday morning. Blue bins every 2nd Tuesday: NEXT on February 19 and March 5. Please put your bins out ready for Tuesday collection on Monday nights after close of business and remove bins off the footpath and back onto your business property first thing Tuesday morning.

e e e e e

Have your say on issues affecting local businesses Gain an insight into the business outlook for 2013 Street Collectors Feb/March Tax due dates You - An Auckland Fringe Festival Event in Onehunga Are you passionate about the local community Lunar New Year Celebrations in Onehunga Street Signage Update Keep up-to-date with what’s happening in Onehunga Onehunga’s Security Update Onehunga Event Calendar Rubbish collections over Christmas www.onehunga.net.nz www.facebook.com/onehunga

Have your say on issues affecting local businesses Make a submission or speak to us

OBA Town Manager, Amanda Kinzett is currently putting together submissions for a range of proposed policies, bylaws and plans that affect Onehunga businesses. Submissions due in the next two months cover a wide variety of issues, from Watercare’s Trade Waste bylaw, to the proposed legislation for earthquake-prone buildings to the Auckland Draft Plan. For further information about policies and plans the OBA are working on, please click here : http:// www.onehunga.net.nz/infrastructure/submissions-made-by-the-oba/ It’s vital that we let Auckland Council and the Government know what we think of their plans, especially if they are going to impact on Onehunga businesses. Please take time to read what is proposed and if something does concern you, we suggest you make a submission or talk to us about being a part of the OBA submission.

Gain an insight into the business outlook for 2013 Breakfast With Business NZ CEO, Phil O’Reilly

Attend our CEO Breakfast with Phil O’Reilly on Thursday 21 February and get vital information about the environment in which you do business. Phil O’Reilly, Chief Executive of New Zealand’s largest business advocacy group, BusinessNZ, will highlight economic issues and opportunities that may impact your business in 2013. Phil works with companies, organisations and political and other decision makers, advocating for New Zealand’s success through sustainable economic growth. This is a great opportunity to enjoy a cooked breakfast, hear the latest business information to guide your decision-making and at the same time network with other like-minded business people.

Cheers Amanda, Anne and Satia NEW OBA Committee (2012/13 year) Peter Gibson, President (Parkinson & Bouskill) - 636 3300 Debbie Leaver (The Library Café & Function Venue) - 636 7292 Elizabeth Bedford (Changes) - 634 1913 Gaylene Powell (Dress Smart) - 622 2400 Rob Gallagher (Westpac) - 634 8555 Ross Mudafar (Onehunga Family Pharmacy) - 622 2865 Bridget Graham (Deputy Chairperson, Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board) - 301 0101 Dana Jin (Rainbow D) - 6349068 Ross Reid (Daniel Overton & Goulding) - 6222222 This e-news is sent to you by Onehunga Business Association, because you are either a member, or you have an interest in the organisation or the area. If you do not wish to receive these communications, please let us know by phoning 636 8535. Please note: If your business lies within the Onehunga business precinct you are automatically a member of Onehunga Business Association - paying a part of your rates to fund the OBA.

Onehunga Business Association Amanda Kinzett, Manager Briar Millar, Events Anne Dunlop, Communications Satia Sami, Security 212A Onehunga Mall (upstairs) P: 09 636 8535 F: 09 636 8542 E: business@onehunga.net.nz

www.onehunga.net.nz

Onehunga

Date: Thursday 21 February, 2013 When: 7am sharp to 8.30am Where: John Walker Lounge, Mt. Smart Stadium, Beasley Avenue, Penrose Cost: OBA Members $30 per person including GST (payment required in advance) RSVP: Phone Briar Millar, OBA Events Manager on 636 8535 or email events@onehunga.net.nz Registration is essential for catering purposes.

Street Collectors in Onehunga- February/March

The following street collectors have gained permission to collect on the following days, anyone else may not be genuine — if you do notice anyone suspicious collecting, please contact us immediately on 636 8542. 13 Feb– Red Cross 20/26 Feb– IHC 2 March– Greenpeace

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