Issue October 2015

Knitting co-op: do you have skills, time or wool?

Can you spare a couple of hours a week? Have knitting or other skills to share amongst our tamariki Māori? Do you have spare wool to...

Otaki Athletics Club Season registrations

5pm Monday 19th October Otaki Domain followed by fun night & sausage sizzle 3–6 years — $20 7–14 years — $35 for season (term 4 & 1) Family rates...

Otaki COMMUNITY Choir Add your voice!

The community pop up choir is popping up again! This time as an Advent and Christmas Choir to support local events. All welcome. All ages. All...

Do you know anyone who lived and worked at the Health...

Research Project Ōtaki Health Camp (Now called Stand Children’s Village) A research project is about to get underway to record people’s experiences of staying or working...

Ko Te Toronga Mai o Ngā Mema o Te Pati Reipa

I tērā wiki, i tērā Rāmere, i tae mai ngā mema paremata o Reipa ki Te Kura ā Iwi o Whakatupuranga Rua Mano. Kātahi...

Birds in the garden

Feasting, frolicking tui swooping from kowhai and cherry blossom, low flying kereru bashing around in your puriri, yep, it’s springtime. Cheery companions when gardening,...

Changes at Pukekaraka

In some changes at Pukekaraka a new parish has been announced and pastoral care will now be given by the Archdiocese of Wellington. The new...

Mahara Exhibition illustrates European links

The work of Dutch-trained artist, designer and educator, Bob Bassant (1927–2014), is one of three exhibitions curently featured at Mahara Gallery. His retrospective show...

Energise Ōtaki, with help from two interns

Thanks to the vision and global contacts of Stuart Pritchard, Ōtaki has two environmental engineering students from Western Australia here for eight months work...

Te Korowai Whakamana, Te Kura o Ōtaki

Ko au tētahi kōhine kāre i tino wehe i te kāinga ki te tākoro ki te taha o ōku hoa e kī ana ‘Me...

Citizens Advice Bureau honours local volunteers

At the Annual General meeting of the Ōtaki CAB, three long-serving members were recognised. Jan and Ian Ballantyne were awarded Life membership, in recognition of...

Perspectives: TPPA: Remain cautious; opinion by Josh Hubbard

Here one of several voices on the TPPA. Make no mistake that the TPPA will affect you and your grandchildren. It is a treaty the...

James’s Piece September 2105

The Ōtaki Mail is pleased to welcome James Cootes, Chair of the Ōtaki Community Board as a regular commentator.   I thought I’d start my first...

Perspectives: TPPA: Hijacking free-trade; opinion by Amanda Vickers

Here one of several voices on the TPPA. Make no mistake that the TPPA will affect you and your grandchildren. It is a treaty the...