Issue December 2014

Content of the December 2014 issue

Ocean View — the year in review

As the year draws to a close it’s a good time to reflect on the year past. Oceanview. We have only had a very...

Thirty years of Otaki Probus

Otaki Probus was created in 1984 as the first male and female Probus club in New Zealand. We are a club for active retired or...

Rosy Stuff at Trinity Farm

It was strange to return to Trinity Farm to participate in their new Rose Festival. The day dawned grey but was offset by a garden in full flower. Glorious roses in all their shapes, sizes and colours, tumbling over trees and fences or upright in their garden beds.

Ōtaki College News December 2014

Staffing Changes Retirements Several staff members are retiring at the end of the year.  From the teaching staff we farewell Philippa Henderson, Mathematics and Gaye Campbell,...

Trinity Gardens

Danae – Hybrid Musk Shrub Rose This rose proved popular at our recent Rose Festival at Trinity Farm. It featured on Ann Chapman’s tour of...

Watson’s gardens

We’ve had fun choosing Christmas giftware, from local potter Pamela Archibald’s pottery chimes to imported bhuddas, fish, birds and ducks in a variety of...

Red roses for Christmas

Forget the sprigs of artificial holly. Stop fooling yourself that poinsettia and pohutukawa look Christmasy simply because they’re red. Masses of fresh red roses,...

A Christmas basket

They were popular during the 1970s, and hung over almost every veranda, porch, window or balcony. Part of the “cottage garden” look, hanging baskets were invariably overflowing with a mixture of bright flowering annuals.

Te Horo Garden Centre

Gift Vouchers are a useful idea when you can’t think of what to give a special person Hemoracallis (Daylillies) wonderful sunny colours with 10 colour/varieties...

The Greenery

Asparagus D’ Argenteuil In store now, an heirloom asparagus traditionally grown at Argenteuil, 14km northwest of Paris, since the 1800’s. In France Asparagus D’Argenteuil is...

Who’ll buy my Lavender?

Whenever I think of lavender, smell it or see it, it is the plaintiff song from the Victorian flower seller at Covent Garden that...

Getting Rid of Sugary Drinks

There is a new product on the market to help end the need for sugary drinks. Endorsed by Beatrice Faumuina, ‘Just Water’ has launched...

Community support for The Veterans Arms

Levin Home for War Veterans is seeking community support for the resident’s Veterans Arms club. The RSA-like club was established by a group of residents...

Cancer Society

The Cancer Society would like to thank all of our community and volunteers for helping and supporting us through the year.   We wish you...

Get your prescriptions filled before Christmas

As Christmas approaches and plans are made for the holiday season, MidCentral DHB would like to remind people to think ahead before the holiday...