Issue July 2015

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...

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor Thumbs up and special thanks to Peter Panster. We had a leak at our preschool and we were told our roof may...

A delicious Te Horo harvest

Barbara Harford-Silas likens her 5 hectare Hautere Plains property, with its own commercial kitchen, to a creative “jam central.” It’s here Barbara produces an...

Te Horo Talk June 2015

Fun day awash A planned Hyde Park Village Family Fun Day for Sunday, 21st June, was postponed after flooding throughout the Te Horo and Otaki...

Measles: are you safe?

Measles cases have been confirmed in the MidCentral area. Medical Officer of Health, Dr Rob Weir says “MidCentral DHB had its third case of laboratory...

Tobacco Control Plan Launched

As part of MidCentral’s response to ‘Smokefree Aotearoa 2025’ it has developed a Tobacco Control Plan which reflects local priority areas and describes a...

Ambulatory Care upgrade

Work on the upgrade of Palmerston North Hospital’s Ambulatory Care facility is underway, beginning with the relocation of several non-clinical areas. Ambulatory Care hosts the...

Disability-friendly hospital map soon to be available

People with disabilities will benefit from a new Palmerston North Hospital campus map soon to be available showing as many disability-friendly features as possible,...

Te Kura Tiaki (Holiday Programme and After School Care)

Enrolments now open Unique environment — Awesome facility — Qualified staff The holiday programme runs every school holidays up to Term 4. It is a physically active programme...