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Join in the ANZAC Day Parade in Onehunga Onehunga Unitary Plan Public Meeting Street Collectors April School Holiday Programme at Community Centre Retail Australasia Summit & Expo Community comes together to paint murals Community Garden at Library Cafe Think B4 U fire by txt Help Auckland achieve zero waste by 2040 Onehunga‘s Security Update Onehunga Event Calendar Rubbish collection dates

Join in the ANZAC Day Parade in Onehunga

Remember the men and women who fought for us on Thursday 25 April Everyone is welcome to join in the ANZAC Day march at 9.30am on the corner of Arthur Street and Onehunga Mall and then attend the service at the RSA Club rooms, 57 Princes Street. If interested in marching, please assemble at 9.15am at the Onehunga Mall /Arthur Street round-a-bout. The Parade will be led by Dalewool Auckland Brass, one of New Zealand‘s top brass bands. For the Returned Servicemen/women who are unable to join the parade at the top of the mall – the assembly point is by the ‗Old Post Office‘ in the mall. On Saturday 27th April 7.30pm at Onehunga RSA, 57 Princes Street, Onehunga, the Dalewool Auckland Brass Band presents ―The Spirit of Anzac‖ music inspired by conflict, peace, camaraderie and remembrance. Adults $30 ,Seniors $25.00. Tickets on sale now at the RSA premises —57 Princes Street, Onehunga.

ANZAC Day Trading hours

Unless a shop is specifically exempted, it is an offence to open before 1pm on ANZAC Day, Thursday 25 April 2013. The Onehunga Night Markets will be on from 6pm-10pm. For further information visit :

Onehunga Unitary Plan Public Meeting

Have your say at the Onehunga RSA, Monday 6 May, 6.30pm How do you feel about the vision for Onehunga reflected in the Draft Auckland Unitary Plan? Do you know how the proposed plan could affect your property, your business and your family‘s future in Onehunga? Do you agree with what is proposed? The Onehunga Enhancement Society (TOES) is holding a public meeting at the Onehunga RSA, 57 Princes St. You will be able to find out about the Auckland Unitary Plan and have your say on the proposed plan. It‘s the perfect opportunity for you to raise any concerns, highlight what you like and/or dislike and to stay informed on the issues. Peseta Sam Lotu liga MP Maungekiekie and Local Board Chair, Simon Randall, will be in attendance and Penny Pirrit, Auckland Council Planner will be there to take you through the plan and to hear feedback. For further information contact : Jim Jackson—0274 073 0226 or Josh—622 0300

Street Collectors April

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 8535. Tuesday 23 April—ChildFund Monday 29 April— Fred Hollows Note: Collectors in Onehunga have strict rules they must abide to. If you are ever harassed or feel unsafe please call us immediately.

School Holiday Programme at Community Centre Monday 22nd April– Friday 26 April (Ages 6-12 yrs) Module 1 KNITTING (9.30-11.00am) Module 2 COOKING (11.30am-1.30pm) Module 3 CRAFT (1.30pm-3.30pm) $5 per module. This school holiday initiative will run for one week each term during each school holiday break and will comprise of three fun, creative modules each day. Perfect for those not requiring full child-care. For further information contact the Onehunga Community Centre on 09 634 9253.

Retail Australasia Summit & Expo Viaduct Events Centre, Auckland, 21-22 May

Customer-centric retailing is the overriding theme of this year‘s conference. Other presentations from a host of local and international presenters will include: management strategies and techniques, online and multi-channel retailing, best practice customer service, business operations, economic outlook for retailing, urban design as the basis for retail growth, loss prevention and security and the role of technology in providing profitable retails operations. For more information or to register, go to:

Community comes together to paint murals Onehunga War Memorial Pool

Members of the community have been hard at work beautifying the walls at the Onehunga War Memorial Pool over the last week. Artists and Facilitators, Enuake Sirikige, Helen Satele and Desiree Alexandre prepared the surface and sketched the outlines for the murals that were painted by children from 4yrs to 11yrs from the CLM Onehunga Pool After School Programme as well as members of the Onehunga Art Group. Helen Satele thanks the Maungekiekie-Tamaki Local Board for making the project happen. “It has been an absolutely amazing experience to be a part of this wonderful Community Art Project” Helen Satele is also the art tutor at Onehunga Art Group — a social group of beginners to advanced artists who meet every third Saturday of the month to paint in a creative and social environment. The next Art Group meeting is Saturday 18 May, 10am-1pm at the OnePearce Hall, across from the carpark at the back of Onehunga Library. For enquiries, contact the Onehunga Community Centre Ph 6349253.

Community Garden at Library Café Be part of a collective gardening experience

Interested in cultivating fresh and nutritional produce with a friendly group of people and all within a pleasant environment? If so, the new community garden situated in the grounds of the Library Café in Princes St, Onehunga could be just the place you are looking for. This is a small community garden but with a wide range of produce which is gardened collectively. Debbie Leaver, owner of the Library Café, says that the garden is for the benefit of the local community and she is keen to see more people involved. The garden is situated at 55 Princes St, Onehunga. If you‘d like to be involved with this garden or would like to find out more about it, contact Debbie Leaver at 636 7292 or Graeme Dykes, Onehunga Community Centre Co-ordinator at 634 9253.

Think B4 U fire by txt

Be careful how you communicate dismissal While you may dislike the ideas of texting to communicate employment concerns, let alone to fire someone, several recent cases in New Zealand have revealed that other employers do not. Employers should think twice before resorting to such a crude means of communication. Susan Hornsby-Geluk, partner at Dundas street Employment Lawyers, issued a strong warning against texted terminations in a recent opinion piece in ― The authority has repeatedly made it clear to employers that dismissals by text are unlikely to be something that a fair and reasonable employer can justify, ― she wrote. Key Employer Takeaway:  Whatever medium you choose, make sure to follow proper process when considering firing and employee  Be cautious about using text messages to convey important employment concerns. It is probably much safer to discuss such concerns on the phone or in person  Sending a text message to terminate someone‘s employment will constitute a breach of good faith, according to Hornsby-Geluk.

Help Auckland achieve zero waste by 2040 Funding available for a range of community and business group

Auckland Council is sending out a final call for applications to a $500,000 grant scheme for business and community projects to reduce waste to landfill.  Employment intentions are up from 14% in November 2012 to 20% The Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund remains open until 30 April for applications from community groups, businesses, iwi/Maori organisations and educational institutions. e worked are up funding pool of $500,000are will be disbursed every year. There are three sub-categories of funding  A Profitability expectations upm 9355-4186-9f3a-26e5c743aeedre Small and simple grants: Grants from $250 to $5,000.Medium grants: Grants from $5,001 to $25,000. Large grants: Grants over $25,000.


The fund will cover up to 50 per cent of the cost of the project. Applicants will need to demonstrate adequate sources of additional funding from their own or other resources. For further information visit: communityfundingsupport/grantsfunding/environmentheritage/Pages/ wasteminimisationandinnovationfund.aspx

For Security Help

Onehunga Security Update

There has been an increase in incidents over the last couple of weeks and Security Guard, Satia Sami, has been busy looking through CCTV footage to identify culprits.

A business couldn‘t unlock their door as someone had tampered with the key-hole on Saturday 13 April

A string of businesses have been affected by etching on their windows. We have been able to link the large number of businesses affected on Onehunga Mall to Saturday 13 April. We are working with the group responsible and the Police.

Gold Chain theft at a jewellers on Tuesday 16 April at around 6pm. The thief had been into the shop earlier to scope out what he wanted and came back later. He took a chain that a customer in the shop was holding and ran out of the shop and to his car parked in the Trident Car Park.

Call Onehunga Town Centre’s Security Guard

Satia Sami

02 0401 13040

If you do feel like someone is acting suspiciously in your shop, for whatever reason, please call Satia on 02040113040. There are several businesses that call Satia on a regular basis when they have a feeling something is wrong and we encourage you to do the same. There is a lot of shoplifting going on and we want to help stamp it out.

Or contact the OBA office ph

636 8535

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

Thanks to the business people who stopped by to let us know of the large graffiti tags situated on the footpath in the alley next to Barfoot & Thompson and on the corner of the Mall and Arthur St. Fortunately we‘re able to have this removed within 24 hours as it is really unsightly. Satia has been able to identify who did the graffiti on the CCTV cameras and has passed the information on to the Police.

Onehunga Event Calendar See more events at If you’ve got an event coming up, email us at We’d love to hear about it. 6-27 April — ‗Wife After Death‘, Dolphin Theatre 19 April—Crème Brulei Band at Onehunga Workingmen‘s Club 22 April—3 May—Chill Out kids holiday programme at Onehunga War Memorial Pool 24 April — Onehunga Community Centre — Have your say on the draft Unitary Plan 25 April— RSA ANZAC Day Parade 26 April— Rayne Band at Onehunga Workingmen‘s Club 27 April—Dalewool Auckland Brass Band “The Spirit of Anzac‖ at Onehunga RSA

Rubbish Collections Red bins are emptied every Tuesday morning. Blue bins every 2nd Tuesday: NEXT on April 30 and May 14. 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.

Cheers Amanda, Anne and Satia 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 Anne Dunlop, Communications Satia Sami, Security 212A Onehunga Mall (upstairs) P: 09 636 8535 F: 09 636 8542 E:

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