Issue April 2015

Content of the April 2015 issue

KCDC Meetings for April 2015

DayDateMeetingTimeVenue Wednesday 1 April Open Day – Long Term Plan 7.00 pm Ōtaki College, 233 Mill Road, Ōtaki Thursday 2 April Corporate Business Committee 10.00 am Council Chambers Ground Floor, 175 Rimu Road, Paraparaumu Wednesday 8...

Transition Towns Otaki potluck 29 April

Next potluck meeting will be Wednesday April 29 at 6pm — for more info contact Belinda McLean, 364-5573 or TTO has links with the...

Reevedon Village: ‘why wait?’

‘Why didn’t I move in sooner’ is the most common question asked by Enliven’s Reevedon Retirement Village residents after settling into their new relaxing...

Bulbs for spring

Most spring-flowering bulbs can be planted from mid-February through to May. Choose a sunny spot – most spring bulbs need at least half a day of sun to flower happily, and loosen soil with a fork before planting. If you have heavy clay, dig sand or compost into the top layer of soil and, as a general rule, plant 2-3 times as deep as the height of the bulb.

Scammer Alert

In a recent article in the Kāpiti News, a person had around $20,000 stolen via their computer after having given over not only control of their computer but also their internet banking details.
It appears the scammers are actually using NZ company names (in the above case it was Spark) to convince their potential victims that they are legitimate.

Trinity Farm at Easter

Forget chocolate at Easter, indulge in some art for your garden! Trinity Farm is hosting the second Heritage Arts & Crafts Show at Easter with...

Otaki Waka Ama success continues

4 teams from Te Kura ā Iwi o Whakatupuranga Rua Mano participated in the Wellington Secondary Schools Regional Waka Ama competition, held in Porirua. 23 colleges participated from the Hutt Valley, to the greater Wellington Region, the Western and Eastern suburbs of Wellington, to Porirua through to the Kapiti Coast.

Te Horo Talk, April 2015

“We saw lots of wonderful plantings including new ornamental gardens, and heaps of fruit trees. The owner was experimenting with various different techniques to...

Ōtaki College News March 2015

From the Principal Major Achievement for Otaki College Solar Energy Project Stage 1 of the Ōtaki College 21kw solar energy installation has gone live. With support...

Te Horo’s horse rescuer

A forgotten, potholed road turns from the bustle of SH 1 and winds past a cluster of forlorn deserted buildings, derelict structures that once housed the Mary Crest Catholic Girls’ Home. But once through this slightly disquieting area you’ll come across rolling hills and flat pasture – you’ve arrived at specialist horse sanctuary, the Riverside Retreat Equine Rescue and Re-homing Centre.

College Heads Settle In

A new year and a new team of student leaders have settled into their roles at Otaki College, with the head boy, Tevita Kata and head girl Clare McInerney-Heather at the helm.

Otaki Golf Club survives the drought

At the far end of Te Rauparaha Street is the picturesque Otaki Golf Club, looking green and immaculate despite this summer’s drought. How do they do it? I wondered.

Atea Fraser returns to Ngā Purapura

I first met te Rangiatea (Atea) Fraser 3 years ago, when I joined the gym at Ngā Purapura. He was completing a 3 year course at Te Wānanga -O-Raukawa in Sport & Exercise Science. I was an elderly pakeha in awe of Ngā Purapura’s wonderful new exercise complex, wanting to take advantage of it’s fitness-enhancing potential.

Focus On : Graham ‘Ras’ Rasmussen

When it comes to woodchopping and contracting, the name Rasmussen is pretty well-known in Otaki.

The Civic Chat — Pre-audition meeting 1 April, auditions 19th

Production meeting 1st April to discuss the show and characters. Auditions will take place on Sunday 19th April for , “Whistle Down The Wind”, a musical which premiered in the West End of London in 1996.