Issue August 2014

Content of the August 2014 issue

Otaki Scholar Visits August 2014

A recent visitor to Otaki College was Hamish Atkins, Head Boy from Robert Gordon’s College in Aberdeen Scotland, the 71st Otaki Scholar to visit...

Library Book Reviews

Kia ora from the Otaki Public Library – Te Wharepukapuka o Otaki A Fatal Tide by Steve Sailah It is 1915 and Thomas Clare rues the day...

Funding and Support – Vital to Citizens Advice Bureau

Each year, we received funding from the Lottery Grants Board and it is greatly appreciated. This funding will help us continue to deliver a...

Otaki Historical Society » August 2014

The 37th Annual General Meeting was held on 5 August at Rotary Hall. The meeting learned with regret that Anne Thorpe was standing down...

Otaki Museum » August 2014

The exhibition “Otaki Remembers World War I” is open and is being very well attended. There is a great deal to see – the...

From the Otaki Mail Wednesday August 29, 1924

CONCERT AT SANATORIUM A MOST ENJOYABLE CONCERT WAS GIVEN AT THE Sanatorium on Monday afternoon by Rev Seamer’s Methodist Maori Mission party, assisted by some...

History and the Otaki Scholar’s Visit

Every year Otaki College has a visit from The Otaki Scholar, a student from Robert Gordon’s College in Aberdeen. How did this travelling scholarship...

Starpath – Local Boy Makes Good – an update August 2014

Last year, the Otaki Mail broke the story of Otaki man Hamish Scott, and his Starpath invention that was setting Britain alight. Since then, Starpath technology has become more than twice as bright, with rapid take-up by Councils across London and the UK. It is now a real alternative to street lighting.

Tasty Cheese Gems – a Te Horo Icon

Hyde Park corner is buzzing. Blue Skies art gallery, a busy Garden Centre and a bustling cafe ensure that the carpark is always full, with customers from far and wide looking for traditional fare.

Straightening roads – Otaki Real Estate

With increased population comes increased traffic. Many of our local rural roads were built for 60km per hour vehicles. Otaki Gorge Road has a vicious...

Otaki Taekwondo Club Triumphs

On the 5th July 2014 we had 11 members enter the Hutt City Taekwondo Open tournament at Naenae Badminton Hall. The competitors were (S)...

Competition – Design a flag for the Te Horo Community Hall

The Te Horo Hall Committee wants local people, young and old, to help them come up with a design for their own flag. This...

All Blacks Visit College

The junior classes were the envy of the Otaki College seniors at a special assembly attended by four current All Blacks, Cory Jane, TJ...

Otaki College news August 2014

From the Principal Manaaki ki te tangata Be generous of your skills and talents Ōtaki College – A positive place full of talent This college is full of...

Otaki Rotary News August 2014

Rotary would like to thank all those who supported our recent Bookfair. Almost $10,000 was raised, which after expenses leaves a tidy sum to...