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Hobsonville point | Page 2 OCTOBER ISSUE 10 ?>

OCTOBER ISSUE 10

Hello everyone, welcome to the October issue of the paper, this month we have articles on planting, mayoral and council candidates as well as some informative health related articles. Next month, we will be having a photo competition so if anyone is interested in a chance for their photo to be featured in the paper; please forward your photos to me and we’ll publish them on our Facebook page, and the one with the most votes will be our lucky…

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Hobsonville point | Page 2 Sustainability Action Squad at HPSS ?>

Sustainability Action Squad at HPSS

A passionate group of Hobsonville Point Secondary School students, led by a science teacher interested in the environment, have started a group within the school to promote and encourage sustainable actions in school and the community. With the help of student Meike van Roij, science teacher Cindy Wynn has started up the Sustainability Action Squad (SAS). Earlier this year, a small group of HPSS students took a trip to Green Jam, a youth sustainability forum which aims to provide young…

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Hobsonville point | Page 2 Student spotlight: On the National Stage ?>

Student spotlight: On the National Stage

On Wednesday the 13th of April, Phoebe O’Brien and Gina Heidekruger from Hobsonville Point Secondary School, participated in the University of Otago Sheila Winn Shakespeare regional competition. Due to their performance, they were winners of ‘best five-minute scene’, and will be off to Wellington in June. There they will compete in the national finals for a chance to perform in the Shakespeare Globe in London, England. Phoebe O’Brien, a Year 10 student, played Prospero in The Tempest. ‘I liked playing…

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Hobsonville point | Page 2 Flame is Heating Up Hobsonville ?>

Flame is Heating Up Hobsonville

Flame Pizza is a restaurant that is known for its gourmet pizzas, burgers, and salads. The owner, Brendon Marsh opened the restaurant in late November 2015 and its the first Flame franchise to open after the original restaurant in Botany opened its doors 5 years ago. Brendon was presented the opportunity to open a Flame franchise as he has been friends with the owner of the Botany store for the past 6 years. Hobsonville Point is ever growing, and Brendon…

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Hobsonville point | Page 2 Hobsonville Point Runway Challenge ?>

Hobsonville Point Runway Challenge

‘Children Helping Children’ Event Date: 15 May 2016 Registration opens at 8.30am Venue: Hobsonville Point Primary School The Hobsonville Point Runway Challenge has been run successfully for the last 5 years by Total Sport and The Henderson Lions Club but each year is always a bit different due to the changing face of Hobsonville Point. The Henderson-West Auckland Lions Club have taken over the event and they are keen for it to be a continuing community event for the whole…

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Hobsonville point | Page 2 The History Behind the Road Names in Hobsonville Point ?>

The History Behind the Road Names in Hobsonville Point

Names for new roads around Hobsonville Point have a variety of themes –aircraft, former air force personnel, native plants, sea life, birds and iwi. The common link is that they all relate to this area, and great care is taken to ensure the names chosen for the roads reflect the history of the area. Road names such as Kittyhawk, Corsair, Harvard, de Havilland are all aircraft names that were here on the former air force base. Road Names such as…

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