Issue July 2015

Flipping Heck!

How long does it take to flip a tractor tyre the 4.5 kilometres from the Main Highway to the beach? If you were Ngawira...

Otaki Community Board June 2015

Public Speaking Time & Responses Duane Watt spoke to the OCB of the delay in getting a response from KCDC on his submission for the...

Otaki LIbrary July 2015

Kia ora from the Otaki Public Library – Te Wharepukapuka o Otaki The World at My Feet By Tom Denniss In 2013, Australian Tom Denniss became the...

Lost and found

Milazo Tiara bicycle Main St late 2014 Cash Freemans Rd 16/04/15 White bucket & fishing rod Old Coach Rd Sth 23/04/15 Repco bicycle Tasman Road 30/04/15 Small black backpack with lunchbox unknown 03/06/15 Mountain bike with child seat on...

Ultrafast broadband for Ōtaki

To stimulate business growth and productivity, Ōtaki is making a bid to be linked up to ultra-fast broadband (UFB). KCDC is preparing a submission for...

Street theatre

Dressed for the occasion, Miss Belle and Annie Bythell, partook of a refreshing morning tea before greeting Damla Yesmin Say, the Turkish ambassador who...

Dr Sherry Martin resigns

To the Otaki Community It is with sadness that I am having to let you know that I have resigned from the Otaki Medical Centre...

Volunteer Surprised

Otaki volunteer Ailsa Voice, was surprised with a morning tea to celebrate her winning Volunteer Kapiti’s Volunteer Recognition Award. Volunteer Kapiti Chairperson, Lorraine Williams awarded...

The worst floods in twenty years

Otaki wasn’t alone in suffering from a downpour this time. Wanganui suffered much worse.At the Waikawa Stream, the State Highway One bridge was taken...

Garden tasks for July

Flower garden If your polyanthus and pansies are like mine and limply struggling after our recent bout of wet weather, give them a light dressing...

McFedries’ Double Triumph

Congratulations to Otaki’s Napier and Lyn McFedries, both recipients of a Queens Service Medal in the recent Queens Birthday Honours. The awards acknowledge over...

Bring on the energy revolution

Andrew Clark, solar energy expert and founder of local cleantech company Sunrayker Ltd, recently gave TTO (Transition Town Otaki) an over-view of solar energy...

Editorial

Volunteers Rock: Treasuring our Volunteers National Volunteer week has just passed and we salute all our volunteers; those generous people who help in activities putting...

First National

The Fiscal Clock is an old fashioned gauge that helps us understand ‘where we are at’ in the business cycle. With increased Globalisation and...

Penny’s Piece June 2015

Let’s get connected Otaki. Council is leading the development of a bid to bring Ultra Fast Broadband to Otaki. Government is rolling UFB out to...