Issue December 2014

Content of the December 2014 issue

Garden tasks for January 2015

Flower garden Lift spring flowering bulbs once the leaves have died down completely, and store in a cool, dry place. Tulips should be lifted before...

Otaki Surf Club wins new IRB in BP competition

It’s a brand new $25,000 IRB for the Otaki Surf Lifesaving Club after it won the BP Click for your Club competition. Thanks to the great wider Otaki community — schools, community groups, retailers and businesses and members, the Otaki club finished the competition with 12,982 online votes, well ahead of the other North Island finalists from Gisborne and Coromandel.

Editorial, December 2014

This issue completes our first year of producing and publishing the Otaki Mail. It has often been a joy to report the activities of Otaki...

Otaki Medical Centre Holiday Hours

Mon, Dec 22: 8.15 –5 Tue, Dec 23: 8.15 –5 Wed, Dec 24: 8.15 –3 Thurs, Dec 25: Closed Fri, Dec 26: Closed Sat, Dec 27: 9  – 12 Sun, Dec 28: Closed   Mon, Dec...

Otaki Food Bank gets a Christmas Boost

On Saturday 29th November a group of Otaki Lions gathered to canvass the Otaki area for food parcels for the Otaki Foodbank. This was a...

Soul Train, get on board and believe it! » Civic...

Think “Soul Music”, passion, energy, mood, Ray Charles and many others; all this performed at the Civic Theatre. This kind of singing must only be...

Keep your pets safe this holiday season

The holiday season can be overwhelming for animals and a full house can be quite intimidating. There’s a lot going on, and plenty of...

Christmas on Main Street

The Christmas spirit won over the weather and Otaki’s Main Street Christmas Festival went ahead as planned, even though some events were moved indoors. The...

Winners of the Chairs Makeover

Four lucky women spent a recent Friday afternoon being pampered by the staff at Chairs Hair Design, treated with a foot spa, hair styled...

Christmas Is Around The Corner

Most of us are gearing up for Christmas and the festive season. However, to enjoy it without any complications there are a few things...

Kia ora from the Otaki Public Library – Te Wharepukapuka o...

Pyramid by David Gibbins In 1892 a British soldier emerges from the depths of a Cairo sewer. He claims to have been trapped for years in...

Is there financial assistance available for you?

If you’re struggling financially even when you work hard to live within your means, it’s worth finding out whether you are eligible for assistance...

Otaki Museum: Otaki Remembers World War I » December 2014

There is a great deal of new material to see in the exhibition “Otaki Remembers World War I”.  A display on the ship Otaki, the...

Otaki Historical Society » Dec 2014

The final talk of the year was an excellent presentation by Shaun Barnett and Chris Mclean, authors of Tramping:  A New Zealand History.  It was...

From the Otaki Mail, Monday December 8 1924

 LOCAL AND GENERAL “Rangiuru House” a favourite resort, has room for a few more boarders, but early application is necessary.  This accommodation house is beautifully...