Issue May 2015

Penny’s Piece May 2015

It’s Long Term Plan season right across local government, and so for this month’s column I want to take the unusual approach of simply...

Top film award for Philly

Otaki’s Philly Mete-Kingi, was the winner of a golden Taniwha, one of the top awards at the recent E Tu Whanau Rangatahi film making...

Letter to the editor

Tena koutou, What a fantastic event our Maorilands Film Festival is. Starting with the moving powhiri at Raukawa marae on day one — to the Red...

Reevedon Village; no worries

For 96-year-old Wynne Bullen, mowing the lawns and taking care of the property maintenance had become a real nuisance in her retirement. That’s until...

The biggest kamokamo

A whopping 6.25 kg kamokamo was the clear winner of “The biggest kamokamo” competition, run by the organisers of the Seasonal Surplus Stall on...

Otaki Community Board

Public Speaking and Response: Basketball court Otaki Beach resident Ann Lawler, spoke to the Board about her concerns that the young people from the beach...

Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show 2015

We were spending the last few weeks of March in Melbourne recently, catching the last of the city’s summer and meeting up with family....

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...