Issue May 2015

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...

Bees Through the Seasons

In recognition of the importance of bees to our lives we are starting a regular column by bee keeper Penny Kerr-Hislop. She will provide...

Kapiti Coast Quilters Guild

Quilt Exhibition at Southward Theatre in Otaihanga on 16th and 17th May. Why hold a show To let people know who we are and what we...

Buying a new laptop? New is not always better

If you are faced with the task of replacing your aging laptop you would be safe in assuming a new laptop would be both...

Ōtaki College News April 2015

Term 1 saw a full-on start to the year with exciting programmes in place across the College. These included the continued development of Google...

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...

Kapiti Concert Orchestra presents Pieces for Peace

The Kapiti Concert Orchestra will present a concert to commemorate those who fought and died in the First World War, those who lived through...

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....

Real Estate and the internet — a personal perspective

The job description of a real estate agent has been turned on its head with the acceleration of internet usage. My experience as an agent...

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...

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...

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...

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.