Issue October 2015

Business commentator coming to town

High-profile business journalist Rod Oram is coming to Ōtaki to talk about the place the town has in the worldwide energy revolution. Council is a...

Slug & Snail Bait Toxicity for pets

Spring often means a burst of activity in and around our homes to get things fixed and spruced up. It’s a great time to...

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...

Ōtaki Beach man decorated

Captain Daniel Alexander Edginton, has received a New Zealand Distinguished Service Decoration for his efforts in Afghanistan as part of the New Zealand Army’s...

Andrew Little’s day in Ōtaki

On Friday September 14, Labour’s leader, together with a gaggle of senior Labour MPs descended on our town to meet locals, culminating in the Margaret Long memorial speech in the evening.

Kāpiti Arts Trail showcases work of local artists

The work of 34 artists from Ōtaki and Te Horo will be showcased during this year’s Kāpiti Arts Trail. Paintings, pottery, jewellery, ceramics, glass art,...

Otaki Historical Society October meeting: Rangiuru ki te moana

The next public meeting will be held at Rotary Hall at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 6 October 2015.   The speaker at will be well...

Te Horo’s Kapiti Olive Oil One of Only Two Gold Medal...

Kapiti Olive Oil has topped the country for being Class Champion in the Medium Olive Oil category, and winning one of only two gold...

Thursday’s Seasonal Surplus Stall is back

Mark Thursday 8th October in your calendar and start offering or buying locally-grown vegetables, fruit and eggs. This is the seventh season Ōtaki’s Sustainable...

Ashford Park — gravel pit

Winstone Aggregates recently purchased the former Ashford Park Stud property, which adjoins the Chrystalls stopbank and the Ōtaki Lakes quarry. During the annual Ōtaki...

Mayor attends Otaki River walkover

Mayor Ross Church with fellow walkers on the recent 2015 Ōtaki River Walkover, says the annual event was the best ever, with about 200...

Ōtaki Health Camp Research Project

Ōtaki Beach resident Di Buchan, with support  from the Ōtaki Historical Society is researching the experiences of people living and working at Ōtaki Health...

Spread the Word — Family History is Cool!

The Ōtaki Genealogy Group hosted in late August a very successful three open research days during the annual August Family History Month, an initiative...

Tech Talk: Dealing with fake phone calls and emails

Dealing with the Fake Phones Calls Have you ever picked up the phone to hear the following… “I’m calling from Microsoft/Windows/Microsoft R&D etc. … we have detected...

Focus on: Wahine Toa, Walking The Talk

Scratch the surface of Ōtaki and you find wonderful people doing wonderful things. Things that matter, that make a difference in people’s lives. Wahine...