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...

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...

Ōtaki Players Whistle Down Wind opens July 30th

The curtain will be up on Otaki Players latest musical production, Whistle Down the Wind, when this issue of the Otaki Mail comes out....

Congratulations to our raffle winners: Waitohu School raffle

The term of swimming lessons kindly donated by Kāpiti Coast Aquatics (Ōtaki Pool) has been won by: Christine Fearon — ticket number 16. The grocery hamper raffles were...

Colds and Flu — Myths and Reality

Here we are in the middle of what is one of the coldest winters we have had for a while. The Medical Centre is...

The Ōtaki Scholar Arrives

“I’ve been very warmly welcomed to Otaki by Ngati Raukawa and the college,” Benjamin Osugo, the 72nd Otaki Scholar said after a powhiri at...