Join us to celebrate Onehunga's rich heritage. We have a varied programme of events including guided walks, talks and displays from 1 to 16 October. The Onehunga Heritage Festival is part of the Auckland Heritage Festival presented by Auckland Council.

Heritage Scavenger Hunt

1 to 16 October - begins at Onehunga Community Library

Discover the stories behind the historic places and landscapes of Onehunga on a self-guided scavenger hunt. Clue sheets available at Onehunga Library or can be viewed on their facebook page.

Historic Lecture - The Buchanans

14 & 15 October, 3:00pm to 4:00pm - Onehunga Community House

Mike Wallace will give a talk on the 100 years of the Buchanan Prize presented annually to Onehunga Primary School students along with the life & times of Robert & Euphemia Buchanan.

Heritage Talk, Devonshire afternoon Tea & Historic Lecture

16 Oct, 1:30pm (talk), 2:30pm (Devonshire afternoon tea) & 3:00pm (lecture) - Onehunga Community House

A talk by Phil Sai-Louie on the action-packed life of Dove Myer Robinson & Auckland's amazing sewerage treatment plant on the Manukau. Followed by Devonshire afternoon tea ($15) & a lecture by Mike Wallace (see details above). RSVP for the Devonshire afternoon tea to

Heritage Book Chat - the Onehunga section

4 October, 4:30pm to 7:30pm & 8 October, 2:00pm to 3:00pm - Onehunga Community Library

Join the book club to read about families of the Onehunga Blockhouse, discover the history of Cardwell Street or find out more about Elizabeth Yates, the first woman mayor in the British empire!

Stories of Onehunga

12 October, 10:00am to 4:00pm - Onehunga Community Library

Learn about the history of Onehunga from two short films - The Onehunga Story (35 mins) & Onehunga into the Millennium (26 mins)

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