Issue July 2015

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Euthanasia has been prominent in the headlines this month following the court case and passing of Wellington lawyer Lecretia Seales Of course thankfully in the...

Otaki Historical Society

The speaker at the last meeting of the Society on 2 June was social worker Chris Haddock, who is Regional Manager with Stand Children’s...

From the Otaki Mail, Monday June 24, 1935

Correspondence Sir: The residents of Otaki are very anxious to have a road along the beach front, and I personally think it would be very...

Turkey Remembers in Otaki

Otaki’s Heritage Bank Museum’s Otaki Remembers World War 1 exhibition now includes a small, unique exhibition of photographs Canakkale — Road to Peace out...

Otaki Museum

The twin exhibitions Otaki Remembers World War I (focusing on Gallipoli during the last few months) and the Turkish Embassy’s Çanakkale – road to...

Focus on: Rod Clifton

You could call Te Horo’s Rod Clifton the original boy racer. And you’d be right. Rod has been racing cars (stock cars, saloons and super...

Mary-Annette Hay and her grandfather Byron Brown

Before Mary-Annette Hay, our country’s wool was perceived as a practical commodity, soft and warm but a tad boring. After Mary-Annette took on the...

The Magic of Wood

In the MenzShed rickety old antique chairs are stripped down, missing bits replaced, old shellac scraped off and sandpaper lovingly worked for hours to...

The Face of the RSA — Pat Bloxham Retires

After 27 years at what was originally a part time job which became a full time plus, Patricia Bloxham is retiring from her job...

Energise Otaki update

Clean Technology Interns for Otaki Om Dolasia, a postgraduate Environmental Engineering student from Western Australia, will be arriving in New Zealand and coming to work...

We note the passing of two Otaki Stalwarts:

Richard Orzecki Former Otaki community board member. He has also been an active member on the MidCentral District Health Board. Peter Thorpe Our condolences go to Ann...

New Protection from Unfair Contract Terms

From 17 March 2015, it will not be legal to include unfair contract terms in standard consumer contracts. This applies to contracts entered into,...

Reevedon residents go back to school

Retirees from Enliven’s Reevedon Village and Reevedon Home in Levin have started going back to school. Since their first visit in April, residents from Reevedon...

Ōtaki College News June 2015

From the Principal The Changing Face of Education For many years we have been told that it is important that students do well at college so...

Tech Talk

Don’t forget your Phone Filters This used to be the first question that Internet providers asked when a customer reported an internet issue. Now it...