Issue August 2015

From the Otaki Mail, Friday July 5, 1935

MAORIS 11 v PAKEHAS 9 One of the worst exhibitions of big football seen at Otaki for some time was the match between the Maoris...

Garden tasks for August 2015

Flower garden Continue planting new roses in rich, well-drained soil, with plenty of compost, and finish pruning existing plants in time for spring growth. Prune early...

Ōtaki Food Bank Inc AGM, August 20, 7pm

Annual General Meeting Thursday August 20 at 7.00pm Annual reports election officers and committee

Ōtaki Gorge Road

Council is looking at whether the bank at the site of recurring slips on Ōtaki Gorge Road needs to be re-stabilised. A slip a fortnight...

Otaki Historical Society, Tuesday 4 August, AGM with films The Red...

The Annual General Meeting will be held at Rotary Hall at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 4 August 2015. This will be followed by two...

Te Horo Talk, August 2015

Mid-winter dance rocks Te Horo locals enjoy a night out and if it’s a Scottish Ceilidh so much the better. More than 80 people “danced...

Citizens Advice Bureau AGM, 25 August at 1.30 pm

Annual General MeetingTuesday 25 August 2015 at 1.30 pm Citizens Advice Bureau 65A Main St, Otaki Speaker Rob Kofoed Community Board Member Refreshments at conclusion All Welcome RSVP...

Editorial: The Vulnerability of Living in the Country

The devastating sight of the Red House Cafe burning down showed graphically how vulnerable we are here in our idyllic little world. Through no...

Ōtaki Library, August 2015

Kia ora from the Ōtaki Public Library – Te Wharepukapuka o Ōtaki Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill In the beginning, it was easy to imagine their future....

A Te Horo memory

Shards of charred timber, bent and blackened corrugated iron and a solitary brick chimney remain. Those warm-yellow bricks conjure up memories of fireside dinners,...

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...