Issue May 2015

Rongotea Sale 22nd April 2015

The yards were full to capacity at Rongotea today, with even the drafting pens needed to cope with the large number of boner cows...

Second Maoriland Film festival a huge success

Otaki put itself on the world map with its indigenous film festival last month. This was the second occasion, and we can look forward to it becoming an important event on the cultural calendar. 120 short films, 10 feature films and 10 documentaries from indigenous film makers all over the world were viewed in the Civic Theatre, Nga Purapura and Hadfield Hall.

New Plan to Cut Smoking

The new Tobacco Control Plan for MidCentral Health is aimed at reducing further the number of people who smoke in our district over the...

Fruit Trees Galore

We have some treasures for you… Just some of the many varieties available now available. Te Horo Garden Centre Main Highway & Te Horo Beach Rd TE...

From the Otaki Mail, Friday April 26 1935

ANZAC DAY CELEBRATION IN OTAKI Twenty years ago yesterday the immortal name of Anzac was first forged ’mid blood and fire on Gallipoli heights, and...

Second Maoriland Film festival a huge success 2

Since its small beginnings last year, this year’s Maoriland Film Festival was an outstanding success, with indigenous film makers from around New Zealand and...

Cancer Support

Anyone affected by cancer, whether they are the patient or support person is welcome to come to our Support Group Meeting, held on 3rd...

Combiguards & Fert tablets

Do you want every plant to have the best chance of a boosting through salt winds, animal browse or a drought in your big...

Otaki Museum

Have you seen the latest items in Otaki Remembers World War I? There is a focus on Gallipoli where twelve local men died a...

Major Planting Season Ahead

Friends of the Otaki River embark on another busy planting season commencing Saturday 16 May with the Otaki New World Planting Day. 5,100 native trees...

A Couple of Decades On: Murray Georgel

Long standing MidCentral Health CEO Murray Georgel retires this month after sixteen years After a few years as deputy and general manager of Finance he...

Autumn

Darkening skies, gloomy mornings and early nights. Some people hate it. It heralds the cold of winter, of less time in the garden enjoying...

Otaki Historical Society

There was a disappointingly small turnout for the recent speaker on 7 April, and those who stayed away missed a stunning display of Pip...

Rangiatea Church gets new paint

It would have been hard to not to spot the Keep Out — Building site signs on the Rangiatea Church gates in recent weeks...

What’s that twiggy plant?

The divaricating branching system is an iconic feature of many New Zealand native plants and is characterised by tight branching and small leaves. Some...