Issue May 2015

Celebrating Parents’ Achievement at Waitohu School

Waitohu School celebrated their first Computers in Homes programme on April the 22nd 2015. 9 Families completed the 20 hours of computer training at...

Menzshed’s Marathon White Crosses Project

Anzac Day was celebrated differently this year, with over 80 white crosses for the soldier’s cemetery, constructed in memory of those from the Otaki...

KCDC urges support for Capital Connection and public transport

The Kāpiti District wants the Greater Wellington Regional Council to commit funding support to enable the Capital Connection train service to be retained. Mayor Ross...

Redesigning the Economy at the Tele

About 25 people will gather at the Tele at Queen’s Birthday weekend to talk about how to remodel the political economy, according to Co-leader...

Focus On: Trevor Pye

What’s most fascinating about Otaki is its diversity of residents. Someone suggested that we had a famous illustrator of children’s books living in our...

ANZAC Day

Saturday April 25, in the hour before dawn, they came in their hundreds, lining Main Street and Memorial Park, in places three and four...

In the darkness — tales from the Otaki Community Patrol

It was a cold night, and I really wanted to surf the couch with a good book but burglary spends no time on couches...

Real estate: 12 month sales report

Otaki; A total of 170 properties sold in Otaki during the last 12 months to 31st March, at an average sale price of $237,660....

Otaki College Remembers

Otaki College held a very moving Anzac ceremony last Friday which included a slide show of 30 New Zealand soldiers who died at Gallipoli...

No bones about it…

Should you feed your dog bones? There is much debate around the issue, no bones about it, but we say no, and here’s why. Bones...

Flu Immunisation Time — Don’t Miss Out

The trouble with flu is that it can kill! It also makes you feel rotten and just as bad it is highly infectious. People who...

New print shop in town

The drums are beating around town about a new print shop. When this is corroborated by a couple of charitable organisations who have received...

From the Ötaki Police

In recent weeks their have been a number of burglaries and thefts in the Ötaki Beach and rural areas. Items targeted in these incidents...

April Falls Day! Stop that fall

Foot care and safe footwear are the focus of this year’s MidCentral District Health Board’s April No Falls campaign in April. Foot problems, ill-fitting shoes,...

Focus on Winter lettuce

Our recent cooler morning and night-time temperatures are a cue to start planting cool season crops, but if you’re not ready to let go...