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...

Focus on growing rhubarb

Many of us regard this hardy perennial as a fruit, but rhubarb is an easy to grow vegetable, which can be eaten in savoury...

Reevedon Village ticks all the boxes

Levin retirees Ann and Terry Ritson say Enliven’s Reevedon Village in Levin ticked all the boxes during their search for a new home.  More than...

Tigers and Tempers

The recent tragic death of a zoo keeper in Hamilton following an attack by a tiger reminds us that animals are — just that — animals....

Lighting the fire of the energy revolution

Rod Oram, top business journalist and advocate for a grass-roots “energy revolution” in New Zealand will address two meetings in Ōtaki in October. Energise Ōtaki...

Amazing Japanese maples

Amazing Japanese Maples Got to love these treasures: Valued for their beautiful ferny foliage and brilliant autumn colour. They do better in a sheltered place. Good selection...

Te Aho Tū Roa ki Ōtaki

Ko Ōtaki tētahi kāinga Māori e aro ana ki Te Aho Tū Roa, he kaupapa e manawa popore ana ki te ao e noho...

Gripping Rippa Rugby

With teams from seven of the schools in the wider Ōtaki region and 250 players, the annual Interschool Rippa Rugby Tournament was a great...

Te Mahi Maara Hua Parakore

Mirimiri i te oneone, whakarongo ki ngā manu, ki ngā aitanga pepeke. Kei reira a Papatuanuku I tatari mau, kia hoki atu ki te...

Spring and summer annuals ready now

Spring and summer annuals are ready now What about a basket?   Tumbling tomatoes Petunia Fruit Citrus  Feijoas Berries Trees and shrubs Maples galore! 8 varieties Boronia and Manuka are in flower now! Plant strawberries now We...

Ōtaki College News September 2015

Term three has been incredibly busy as we head into the business end of the year.  There have been many exciting events taking place...