Issue December 2014

Content of the December 2014 issue

Quit smoking before prices rise in the New Year

Your New Year resolution could be to stop smoking especially as the new year will bring an increase in the price of tobacco products....

Summer Protection against Melanoma

One of the country’s leading skin cancer experts says the lives of hundreds of New Zealanders and millions of dollars could be saved if...

300 offers later!

We reached the ‘300 offers drawn up and negotiated’ mark this week. This is just a short 7 years since we started our office...

Otaki Concert Huge Success For Kapiti Concert Orchestra

Nga Purapura was definitely the place to be on the afternoon of Sunday 23 November. The occasion was a concert celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Kapiti Concert featuring internationally acclaimed New Zealand pianist Michael Houstoun as guest soloist. The Kapiti Chamber Choir and the Kapiti Chorale also joined the Orchestra for this special concert which attracted a sell-out audience of over 850.

Kindy Kids Skip for Heart Day

Otaki Kindergarten children are champions at skipping. They blitzed their target by more than 1500 jumps during their Jump Rope for Heart day. The kindergarten’s...

Otaki Community Board

Board chair, James Cootes welcomed everyone to the meeting and noted the annual Christmas Day Dinner would be held in the Memorial Hall from...

Raku firing draws the crowds

The recent raku firing, hosted annually by the Otaki Pottery Club, drew a steady stream of visitors, mainly families, looking to create a unique...

Penny’s Piece December 2014

Saving our Capital Connection A group of us organised a Public Meeting for last week as part of the continued fight to save the Capital...

Te Horo Talk December 2014

Summer toning at Te Horo Hall Hour long Swiss Ball classes continue at Te Horo Hall, every Tuesday, from 9.15am. Carola’s exercise and toning classes...

Te Horo Christmas Market

With a record number of stalls and treasures for all ages, the Te Horo Christmas market was a great success for all.

Otaki alarmed about the TPPA

Greg Rzeniowiecki from Motueka was the main presenter at the December 9th meeting on the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement in the Memorial Hall. Greg has been working full-time in the lower North Island helping groups in their approach to local councils about the TPPA.

Safety improvements on the Otaki River Bridge

+ Yesterday I had an email that put a smile on my face. It had to do with changes of road design on the...