News

Flipping Heck!

How long does it take to flip a tractor tyre the 4.5 kilometres from the Main Highway to the beach? If you were Ngawira...

The worst floods in twenty years

Otaki wasn’t alone in suffering from a downpour this time. Wanganui suffered much worse.At the Waikawa Stream, the State Highway One bridge was taken...

Gardening

At the Te Horo Garden Centre

Two favourite shrubs to delight you in winter are available this month which the birds and bees love Dichroa – The Evergreen Hydrangea with its...

Trees and Green crops at the Greenery

Trees! Fruit trees, Evergreen and Deciduous Trees! Our suppliers have been busy delivering and we have been busy bagging them up. The Manawatu flooding has...

Garden tasks for July

Flower garden If your polyanthus and pansies are like mine and limply struggling after our recent bout of wet weather, give them a light dressing...

Thumbs up, Thumbs down

Thumbs up

  • R-ThumbsupKapiti Council for the bbq table/seats in the skate park
  • All our volunteers
  • Emergency services during the recent flood event
  • Otaki College students who graduated from the CACTUS course
  • New World for supplying breakfast to the CACTUS kids
  • Joseph from Body and Soul for a free month’s membership in July for CACTUS kids and their parents
  • Matariki
  • Errol Maffey for filming the CACTUS kids
  • Terry Moore and the Otaki Police for the CACTUS kids initiative
  • Atea and Ngawira, flipping for Rena to raise funds for her treatment

Thumbs down

  • R-ThumbsdownThe rubbish dumpers at Te Rito School recycling bins thereby negating the value of teaching the kids the value of recycling
  • The sightseekers after the flooding who invaded Atkinson Ave, leaving wheel ruts in the verge
  • Fonterra & supermarkets — why does milk have to cost so much?

Life

New Protection from Unfair Contract Terms

From 17 March 2015, it will not be legal to include unfair contract terms in standard consumer contracts. This applies to contracts entered into,...

Reevedon residents go back to school

Retirees from Enliven’s Reevedon Village and Reevedon Home in Levin have started going back to school. Since their first visit in April, residents from Reevedon...

Business, industry & farming

Tech Talk

Don’t forget your Phone Filters This used to be the first question that Internet providers asked when a customer reported an internet issue. Now it...

Ultrafast broadband for Ōtaki

To stimulate business growth and productivity, Ōtaki is making a bid to be linked up to ultra-fast broadband (UFB). KCDC is preparing a submission for...

Sports, arts, music & entertainment

Interschool Annual Cross Country

Two weeks earlier the interschool annual cross country event was held at Haruatai Park. 200 kids in years four to eight covered distances of...

Kids Ontrack

Who are our leaders of the future? While the focus was on sports, there was much more that 40, Year 10 Otaki College students...

KCDC Update

Environment

River watchers wanted

Ōtaki and Te Horo were hard hit in the recent floods, particularly homes andrural blocks in low-lying areas near waterways. Living by a river or...

The worst floods in twenty years

Otaki wasn’t alone in suffering from a downpour this time. Wanganui suffered much worse.At the Waikawa Stream, the State Highway One bridge was taken...

Our people

A delicious Te Horo harvest

Barbara Harford-Silas likens her 5 hectare Hautere Plains property, with its own commercial kitchen, to a creative “jam central.” It’s here Barbara produces an...

Mary-Annette Hay and her grandfather Byron Brown

Before Mary-Annette Hay, our country’s wool was perceived as a practical commodity, soft and warm but a tad boring. After Mary-Annette took on the...

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