Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Onehunga Festival - Fun both on and off the water

A fun day at Onehunga - both on and off the water

The Onehunga Festival, now in its twelfth year, promises to be filled with activities, culture and entertainment for the whole community both on and off the water.

The festival will be held on Sunday 21 March at Onehunga Bay Reserve on Beachcroft Ave from 11.00am to 4.00pm.

Last year the Onehunga Festival attracted around 5,000 people of all ages.

On-stage attractions include a martial arts display, St Josephs Cultural Group and a latin dance performance.

Off-stage attractions include: St Peter Scouts ‘Have a Go’ kayaks pony rides sand sculpture competition BMX stunt team raft races Fairy Nina face-painters and stiltwalkers

Event organiser Meredyth Morgan says the event has stood the test of time.

“This is a really successful, long running community event. It will be a great day and I hope people will take the opportunity to participate in the activities on offer,” says Ms Morgan. The free annual event is organised by Auckland City Council in partnership with Central Leader and supported by the Southern Trust. It is part of the Free Summer series of events.

Come along and support your family, friends and community!

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Charlotte Graham: Empowering Communities To Act In A Disaster

The year of record-breaking natural disasters means that in the US, as in New Zealand, there’s a conversation happening about how best to run the emergency management sector and what philosophies best engage and protect communities in the event of a crisis.

How much of the responsibility for a community’s safety in a natural disaster is the Government’s, and how much can be left up to the community themselves? And how do we ensure none of our most vulnerable residents are left behind? More>>

 

CPAG Report: The Further Fraying Of The Welfare Safety Net

New Zealand’s welfare system has undergone a major transformation during the past three decades. This process has seriously thwarted the original intent of the system, which was to provide a decent standard of living for all New Zealanders in times of need... More>>

ALSO:

Signage, Rumble Strips, Barriers: Boost For State Highway Road Safety

Boost for road safety this summer Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter today announced a short term boost in road safety funding this summer and signalled a renewed focus from the Government on introducing safer speed limits. More>>

ALSO:

Risks & Adaptation: Cheaper To Cut Emissions Than Deal With Climate Change

The cost of climate change to New Zealand is still unknown, but a group of experts tasked with plugging the country's information gaps says it will likely be significant and it would be cheaper to cut greenhouse emissions than simply adapting to those changes. More>>

ALSO:

BPS HYEFU WYSIWYG: Labour's Budget Plans, Families Package

“Today we are announcing the full details of the Government’s Families Package. This is paid for by rejecting National’s tax cuts and instead targeting spending at those who need it most. It will lift 88,000 children out of poverty by 2021." More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages