Issue September 2015

Otaki potters throw themselves into raising funds for Downtown Community Ministry

Wellington’s potters community have thrown themselves into an ambitious project to handcraft 850 bowls, to raise funds for DCM, the organisation committed to ending...

Non-Contact Orders to protect victims from offenders

From 1 January 2015, a victim of a serious violent or sexual offence will be able to apply for a court order to prevent...

Letter to the editor, August 2015: Ōtaki Players

Well done Ōtaki Players on a fantastic play Whistle down the wind.  My family really enjoyed it, with my 10 and 7 year old wanting...

Kia ora from the Ōtaki Public Library — Te Wharepukapuka o...

Flood of Fire  by Amitav Ghosh It is 1839 and tension has been rapidly mounting between China and British India following the crackdown on opium smuggling...

Otaki Players triumph yet again

The main theatrical event on the Coast this year was at Otaki - as usual. The show was Whistle Down the Wind, the production...

Ōtaki College News, August 2015

From the Principal Building Leadership Ōtaki College is committed to growing tomorrow’s leaders. As the year progresses it is encouraging to see students at the college still...

Otaki Rotary youth night

Rotarians really enjoy supporting young people to grow and develop, and we particularly enjoy hearing of their exploits and escapades on Rotary sponsored events. Thursday...

Ambo House

“What’s the history behind the boarded up old house on Mill Road” Otaki Mail was asked recently. This rather derelict building stands on land gifted...

Have you got room for a pony or two?

Levin Riding for the Disabled Group ponies Kahlua (RDA Horse of the Year 2014) and Harley, are looking for good retirement where each can...

KCDC Council Meetings, September 2015

Meetings are sometimes cancelled for a variety of reasons. To confirm whether a meeting is on, please ring the Democracy Services Advisor on 04 296 4700 or toll free 0800 486 486.

Ōtaki Taekwondo club success

On the 4th July 2015 we had 12 competitors in the Hutt City Taekwondo Open at the Naenae Badminton Hall.  It was a long...

Living on little, Part 1: How come?

There are many different people who find they have to live on very little. People who are retired and don’t have an independent income,...

Take a closer look at… Work and Income

Working with our clients is just part of what we do.  We also work with employers to help our clients into sustainable work. If you...

Mouth Matters

The health of your pet’s mouth matters. By the age of just three years, up to 70% of cats and 80% of dogs have...

I’ve got an Eggy Feeling Coming On: Bees through the Seasons

Tree lucernes flowering on roadsides, yellow wattles glowing. These are the harbingers of Spring in the Kapiti Horowhenua. Slightly warmer temperatures this month interspersed...