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Onehunga Business Winter Promotion Signage to Prevent Store Theft Street Collectors June/July See Your Store Through Another Pair Of Eyes Do You Know Your Neighbours? Onehunga Foreshore Update Local Board Youth Panel Event Resurfacing Works In Gerard Beeson Carpark Have Your Say on Auckland’s Transport Network Welcome To New Faces In Onehunga Business Onehunga Security Update

Onehunga Business Winter Promotion Competition runs from mid July to end of August

We are currently putting together a winter promotion for Onehunga businesses to generate foot traffic in Onehunga. At this stage, the promotion will be a competition where if a customer spends $10 they are able to enter the draw to win a trip for two to a tropical island – every business will have an entry box and entry forms. You will need to attach the sales doc to each entry. We are thinking of not doing the Heritage Festival in September this year and instead putting some of the budget towards this promotion – we may have two trips to be won etc. We invite you to get involved in the additional prize draws that include gifts and packages from Onehunga businesses. We welcome partnerships between businesses – perhaps a hair salon could collaborate with a nail bar to offer a special package for example. Businesses that donate gifts and packages will be part of marketing campaign which includes radio. If interested, please call us on 636 8535.

Signage To Prevent Store Theft A professional sign can act as a deterrent

When it comes to apprehending offenders in-store, it’s important to understand what rights you have. Retailers have no legal right to prevent a suspected theft from leaving a store nor can you touch or restrain them—such actions can escalate a situation and increase your own risk. However, you are permitted to impose conditions of entry, like bag checks. Adequately signposted these can act as a deterrent and prevent suspected thieves from returning. The New Zealand Retailers Association has a range of security signs available for use in store. Signs cost $2 each or four for $6(exc. GST). For more info or to order call 0800 472 472 or visit:

See your store through another pair of eyes

Mystery Shoppers service available through the New Zealand Retailers’ Association Superior customer service, when fully embraced as a philosophy, can have a marked impact on your business. The NZ Retailers Association has partnered with HOED — a large Customer Experience measurement company to offer an overview of your store based on three mystery shops and a report with an emphasis is on the complete customer experience. ―Research shows that a customer captures up to 70% of a store’s image as a result of those first impressions gained at the initial shopping encounter— and those first impressions are absorbed within the first 10 seconds.‖ John Stanley For further information and cost please visit

Do You Know Your Neighbours?

Campaign to create a better connected community Onehunga Family Pharmacy Technician, Navreet Kumar, is embarking on a campaign called ― How are You Mate?‖ to bring neighbours closer together throughout Onehunga. Navreet says he struggled to meet his neighbours but when he did his life improved considerably. Mr Kumar is in discussions with MP Sam Lotu– Iiga and other Onehunga residents about how to progress the campaign. He is also in touch with the mayor’s office and the Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board. To get involved with Navreet Kumar’s ― How are You Mate‖ campaign email or phone him on 021 02744490

Onehunga Foreshore Update Trucks bring in earth to create parkland

It's all go at the Onehunga foreshore. The photo shows trucks entering the sea bund in the midsection of Orpheus Drive to bring in bulk fill material to create the parkland behind the beaches. In the foreground, you can see glimpses of the structural base of the beaches. About 30,000 cubic metres of earth, including earth from the Waterview tunnels project, has been placed in the last month. The headlands closest to the Manukau Cruising Club will start taking shape over the next couple of months, as will the structural base beaches in the middle section of Orpheus Drive. Please be aware of the increased traffic around Orpheus Drive, and coming off and on the motorway.

Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board Youth Panel Event Panmure Community Hall, Friday 28 June, 6pm-9pm

The Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board are establishing a youth panel for the area and would like to invite young people aged 12-24 years, to come along and hear from the Local Board about the role and responsibilities of being a panel member and also the nomination process. It will be a fun event with food, spot prizes and performances featuring DJ A1 goodie on the 1’s & 2’s. Simply RSVP your details to Newton Fernadez on: or phone (09) 354-2115. If you are not able to attend, but are interested in finding out more information, please contact Gina Tupou on (09) 354 2115 or

Gerrard Beeson Carpark Resurfacing Works Please be aware that Downer is resurfacing the Gerrard Beeson car park over two nights : Tuesday 25 June and Wednesday 25 June. You will not be able to park there on those nights but there is parking available on the lower level towards Countdown.

Have your Say on Auckland Transport’s New Network What the proposed changes mean for Onehunga? • A new frequent service between Onehunga, Mangere, Auckland Airport, Papatoetoe Station and Manukau. • Travel from Onehunga to the city will be via services along Manukau Rd (302, 312) or along Queenstown and Pah Roads (301, 309). Levels of service will be similar to what operates currently on these roads. • The 301 service will operate from Mangere (peak-only) and will travel via the motorway and the 309 service will run along Beachcroft Avenue. Both routes will then run along Queenstown and Pah Roads. • People wishing to travel to Mangere can take the 309 via Mangere Bridge (similar to current 305 route) or the Frequent service (30) along Coronation Rd and Bader Dr. • Those wishing to travel further south can make connections to other services at Mangere Town Centre. • All other services in this area will remain the same. View a more detailed guide which features a selection of example journeys using the current network and the new network here : Proposed-Transport-Changes-For-Onehunga.pdf To support the consultation process, Open Days will be held across across Auckland with one at the Onehunga Community Centre on Saturday 27 July. The Open Day will be manned by knowledgeable AT staff that can answer questions and provide you with all the information you need so you can make an informed submission. Visit Auckland Transport here to give feedback before the closing date of 2 August, 4pm.https://

Welcome To New Faces in Onehunga Business

Head Chef, Fernando and Front-of-House, Joanne of Island Joes Hawaiian BBQ, 151 Arthur St

Phea, Abigail and Brandon, new owners of Luscious Cafe

Director, Anthony and Manager, Tony or Mr Suds, 151 Arthur St

Pisey and Tuna, new owners of Fruitland

Onehunga Security Update

For Security Help

It would appear an amputee man is using his disability to coerce people into giving him money at the bus depot. Please be aware that there is a group behind this man who are using the money to buy alcohol or drugs. If you see this man please call Satia on 02 0401 13040. As mentioned last week, let us know if you are interested in purchasing a CCTV security system for your business. If we get a group together we may be able to get a discount. The Crime Prevention Residents Evening last Wednesday attracted more than 50 people to its event despite inclement weather. Some shop fronts are looking very grubby and could do with a good wash down. Bored individuals have been forming graffiti tags with the grime left on building surfaces! Don’t give them the opportunity — clean up your shop fronts. We have captured young people with the CCTV footage tagging some of the alleyways in the mainstreet at night. We are working with Police to identify the culprits. There have been some brutal attacks on people over the past week. Remember to contact our Security Guard, Satia on 02 0401 13040 if you ever feel uneasy or intimidated by a customer in your business.

Call Onehunga Town Centre’s Security Guard

Satia Sami

02 0401 13040 Or contact the OBA office ph

636 8535

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

Onehunga’s funky new bus shelters The new bus shelters are in use and look great! They have a really cool design on them

with references to Onehunga’s past including the zoo, memorial arch and Sans-Souci tearooms. Let’s hope that the etching-proof glass keep them looking good for a longtime. Also, many people have been taking advantage of the new 380 bus service to the Airport and that overall the service is operating well.

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. 26 June—Civil Defence Seminar at Oranga Hall 28 June— Maungakiekie-Tamaki Youth Panel 29 June— St Peter’s Have Got Talent, 2pm. 5 July — Matariki Storytime at Onehunga Library 15—21 July — Matariki Art Exhibition, Onehunga Community Centre 27 July — Consultation on New Network for Public Transport, Onehunga Community Centre

Rubbish Collections Red bins are emptied every Tuesday morning. Blue bins every 2nd Tuesday: NEXT on June 25 & July 9. 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 Reddy (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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Onehunga Business Association Newsletter 26 June 2013  

Onehunga Business Association's member newsletter

Onehunga Business Association Newsletter 26 June 2013  

Onehunga Business Association's member newsletter