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Register for Onehunga Business Association’s AGM Join The OBA Committee e Last Chance To Register For This Year’s Santa Parade e Street Collectors October e Onehunga Winter Promotion Winners e Diabetes Programme at YMCA Onehunga e Major NZ Retail Chain Hit By Phishing Attack e Attend a Free Financial Management Course e ACC levies: make your voice heard e Onehunga Security Update e Events Calendar e e

enews 7 October,2013

Register For Onehunga Business Association’s AGM! Thursday 24 October at the Library Cafe

The Onehunga Business Association (OBA), representing 450 local businesses, will hold its 2013 Annual General Meeting at The Library Café, 55 Princes St, on Thursday 24 October at 7am. Breakfast will be provided. All members are welcome. Please RSVP by Thursday 17 October to or phone 636 8535. Information for Onehunga Business Association Members online Onehunga businesses are encouraged to find out more about the OBA and its activities on our website. Go to for comprehensive information on the OBA, services offered to members and other information to assist local businesses.

Join the OBA Committee!

Nominations accepted to Thursday October 24 If you’re passionate about improving Onehunga’s town centre and creating conditions that enable businesses in the area to prosper, we’d like you to think about joining Onehunga Business Association’s committee. We need between five and nine full members on the committee. The OBA’s Committee approves strategies and budgets and ensures that management meets agreed performance objectives as they work towards improving the area for local businesses. Meetings run approximately 1.5 hours and are currently being held on a Thursday morning—7am start. The time may be changed depending on what the new committee decide. Eleven meetings are held each year.

Last Chance To Register For This Year’s Santa Parade Decorate a float and take part on Saturday 30 November, 11.30am to 2.00pm

This year we’ll award a prize for the best business float —could this be you? Register today to take part in this fun-filled event. Having a float is superb exposure for your business, designing your float is a great team building exercise and the you’ll have a ball on the day. This is also a good opportunity to partner with a local community group to put together a combined float. Perfect way to show you support the local community. To register your interest to take part on foot or on a float, download the registration form here: http:// We also need volunteers for the after party from 12-2 and crowd control from 10.30am—12ish — give us a call for more info. If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor for the event, please contact us on 636 8535.

Street Collectors October

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. Monday 7 October– Red Cross Thursday 17 October—Child Fund Wednesday 23 October—GreenPeace

Onehunga Winter Promotion Winners

Thousands of entries in-the-draw

The Onehunga Winter Promotion was a staggering success with close to 250,000 entries received. Last week, Constable Don Allan came in to draw the winners.Thank you to Onehunga Jewellers, Dress-Smart and Hair Mechanics for providing the prizes — the winners were delighted! We would also like to thank all of the businesses that participated in the Promotion — we hope that you enjoyed being a part of it. We have had some great feedback from customers including one lady who spent more than usual in a shop just so she could have more chances to win a holiday and we know that customers were looking out for shops that had the yellow entry boxes in store.

OBA Chairman Peter Gibson and Lynne Tito

We’d love to hear how you the Winter Promotion went for you — please email us here or give us a call on 6368535. The winners are as follows: Prize: Trip for 2 Winner: Lynne Tito Shop where purchase made: Onehunga Jewellers

Av and Lucretia delighted to collect their Dress- Smart voucher Av and Lucretia collect their Dress-smart voucher

Prize: $1000 Dress-Smart Voucher Winner: Av Charan Shop where purchase made: Onehunga Dental Centre Prize: Watch from Onehunga Jewellers Winner: Fau Farani Shop where purchase made: New Balance Factory Outlet, Dress-Smart Prize: Ferrari hair dryer from Hair Mechanics ( yet to be collected) Winner: Joey Qian Shop where purchase made: Tommy Gun Outlet, Dress-Smart

Diabetes Programme at YMCA Onehunga Support to help those with diabetes and their families

Do you or someone you know suffer from Diabetes? The YMCA Onehunga is starting a diabetes programme working with Diabetes New Zealand to help those people in our community with diabetes. YMCA Onehunga wishes to provide the community with the knowledge, resources and support to help educate not only the individual but their families, friends and neighbours. If you know of anyone who you think will benefit from this please contact the YMCA Fitness Manager – Sarah Freiberg on 636 8825 for further details.

Major NZ Retail Chain Hit By Phishing Attack Netsafe releases warning to be vigilant

Netsafe is warning businesses to be on the alert after a major retail chain was attacked by overseas cyber criminals in a well-orchestrated attack that attempted to convince store staff to install rogue software on their computers. If you are requested by email from an external sender to download a software program – be vigilant. Your business could be affected if your system gets infected with a virus. Read the full article c_id=3&objectid=11130882


Wesley, Fau and Christine from Onehunga

Attend A Free Financial Management Course

Onehunga Community House, Thursday 10 October, 9.30am– 11.30am Great opportunity for small organisations to boost their financial reporting knowledge – attend a free financial management course at the Onehunga Community House on Thursday 10 October from 9.30-11.30am. There is no cost to attend. Refreshments will be provided. The course will be run by ACE-Adult Community Education a national training organization based in Wellington. The Course will cover:  The role of the treasurer  Financial reporting  Fraud  Financial audits and review. To register phone the Onehunga Community House on 636 9900 – 8.30am – 12.30pm.

The Wicked Cast Is Coming To Onehunga Onehunga Community Library, Thursday 10 October, 2pm

Onehunga Library won the visit of two members of the cast of the Musical Wicked with a whopping 2,000 votes received online. Thanks to everyone who voted.

Update on Onehunga Town Centre Rubbish OBA continues to report untidy areas to Auckland Council

We are still doing regular walk arounds and reporting the untidy areas of the Onehunga Town Centre to Auckland Council. We are particularly concerned about the footpaths that are not being taken care of in front of businesses in the upper section of the mall, the bus station, and the Countdown carpark. We have met with various contractors but have not heard back yet as to why the service frequencies and areas have been changed without consultation. We have the contact details of the management team who is responsible for the change and will be escalating the issue shortly. We will update you with further information as soon as it becomes available to us.

ACC levies: make your voice heard Submissions close on 15 October 2013

What do you think about ACC’s proposed 2014/15 levy rates affecting employers and self-employed people? Do you have any ideas about changes or improvements that could be made to the ACC Scheme? ACC is asking Kiwis to have their say, as part of its annual levy consultation process, which started on the 17 September 2013. Read more here:

Increase Your Business’ Online Visibility

Learn more about looking at the retail environment through a google lens Amanda Jordan, Retail Lead, Google New Zealand, is the guest speaker at the upcoming New Zealand Retailers Association event on Wednesday 6 November 2013. This session will consider the roles of Google shopping, product ad placement and mobile search, and how they are fundamentally changing the retail space we operate in. We will also look to the future, which presents a very different consumer and will require new technology and approaches to effectively engage the new consumer. Date: Wednesday 6 November 2013 Time: 5.30pm onwards Location: SkyCity Convention Centre, Auckland Registration: $25 plus GST for NZRA members, $50 plus GST for non-members

Onehunga Security Update

For Security Help

Keep Your Shop Front Lit Up For security reasons we advise all businesses to turn on their verandah light outside their businesses and also their display window lights when they leave for the day. Do you recognise these two males? These two males are wanted to be spoken to in relation to a hand bag theft around Onehunga Mall. If you know or see any of the above people, please contact police immediately on 111.

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 Security Guard, Satia Sami, was on the case and one of these offenders has been identified and arrested. Good work Satia!

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 28 Sept—19 October—Memory of Water, Dolphin Theatre 26 October– Diwali Festival, Onehunga Community Library 30 November—Onehunga Santa Parade & Party

REMEMBER: Report all suspicious activity to the Police. The more Police reports made, the more Police are assigned to Onehunga. If we do not report criminal activity to the Police, Onehunga becomes a low Police priority.

Rubbish Collections Red bins are emptied every Tuesday morning. Blue bins every 2nd Tuesday: NEXT on October 1 & October 15. 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. We have spoken to Auckland Council regarding the late collection times recently.

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 149 Onehunga Mall P: 09 636 8535 F: 09 636 8542 E:

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