Issue August 2015

Keen to write your life story? Your Life Your Story Workshop...

Keen to write your life story? Like to record a particular experience? Your Life Your Story 10-week Workshop begins Wednesday 28 August in Otaki

Hear Andrew Little, September 11th

Hear Andrew Little talk about equal pay and social justice and its relevance today. Friday 11 September at 6:30pm Otaki College Hall, Mill Road, Otaki

Films: The Red House and the Otaki Railway Station 4...

Two films by Otaki film maker Errol Maffey on the Red House and the Otaki Railway Station will follow the Historical Society AGM being...

KCDC meetings, August 2015

DayDateMeetingTimeVenue Thursday 6 August Audit and Risk Subcommittee 10.00 am Council Chambers Ground Floor, 175 Rimu Road, Paraparaumu Tuesday 11 August Council Meeting (Additional) 10.00 am Council Chambers Ground Floor, 175 Rimu Road, Paraparaumu Thursday 13...

Rod Oram to speak in Otaki, 27 & 28 October 2015

Rod Oram to speak in Otaki Noted economist and clean technology advocate, Rod Oram will speak in Otaki   on 27 & 28 October. Otaki College...

Sink your teeth into this

Not many of us like going to the dentist, but once in a while, most of us have to pay them a visit anyway. Animals...

Te Horo’s Mary Harris retires from Parliament

Parliament is a fascinating edifice. When we lived in Wellington, we would sometimes listen to parliament on the radio, and in the 1980s, when...

Ōtaki Lions Changeover

On Wednesday 3rd June the Otaki Lions held their Changeover Night for Officers in the Otaki Golf Clubrooms. Outgoing President Don Howden spoke about the...

Winning winter flowers

If our dreary cold weather is wearing you down, the sight of flowers on winter bare branches is sure to lift your spirits. Their...

With your help there is hope Daffodil Day, Friday 28th August

The Cancer Society of NZ Manawatu Centre (which includes Ōtaki) fundraiser and Daffodil Day co-ordinator Faye James says the most important message to give...

Peter Hugh Thorpe July 20 1930 – June 11 2015

Market gardening, tomatoes in particular had always been a major part of Peter’s life. He had worked on his father, Fred’s market garden in...

Ōtaki Museum: Kapiti Island exhibition opens 30 July

The museum’s exhibition about the First World War ran for eleven months, and attracted more visitors than any other exhibition so far. The newest...

Focus on growing grapes

Winter, when grape vines are dormant, is an ideal time to plant this member of the Vitaceae family, but wait until the risk of...

Marketing Unhealthy Food gets the Thumbs Down

A Horizon Poll finds 73% of New Zealand adults      support government action on restricting unhealthy food marketing to children. The Horizon Research poll...

Hairing it up Over the Years — Lesley Smith retires

“Hairdressing hasn’t changed, just the techniques and names” said Lesley Smith as she prepares leave her vocation after 52 years of cutting and styling...