Issue September 2015

Ōtaki Civic Award Winners Jackie & Mark Kennedy and Shelly Warwick

August saw a selection of worthy community minded people receive awards for their voluntary contribution to community welfare. The Civic Awards recognises those people who worked hard and achieved outstandingly as individuals. Ōtaki recipients of this award are Mark & Jackie Kennedy from Ōtaki’s New World.

Foodbank AGM

The Otaki Foodbank held its AGM on August 20, when the annual reports were presented and committee elected. Foodbank manager, Lucy Tahere reported a slight...

Penelope Haines

Ōtaki has more than its share of published authors. Penelope Haines joins this group with her first novel The Lost One, out in good bookshops, and available as an ebook.

The Lost One by Penelope Haines — A Review

If you like a bit of a mystery, a family saga, a smattering of Russian history and have always lusted after Faberge eggs, then...

Ocean View Newsletter September 2015

From a Care Givers perspective Aged Care Facilities can conjure up a degree of emotions for people. Bare with me for a moment, as I...

Lending a Hand for Hadfield Hall

Hadfield Hall, part of the Otaki Anglican Parish, has served the parish and the town for 62 years; she’s now feeling and looking her...

Congratulations to Otaki Dry July-ers

More than $400,000 was raised by over 3200 compassionate Kiwis to support New Zealanders living with cancer. Last month’s charitable fundraiser Dry July is...

TPPA — ‘No Way’ say protestors

Nui taioreore o ngā tāngata i tae atu ki te hīkoi a te hapori “TPP NO WAY” mai i te Kohanga reo o Tuu Roa tae rawa atu ki Memorial Park, e tautohetohe ana mō te takatu a te kawanatanga kia hono ki te multi-national partnership.
About 150 people joined the locally organised TTP NO WAY hikoi from the Tuu Roa Kohanga Reo to Memorial Park, vociferously protesting against the government’s negotiations to join the multi-national partnership.

Health Quality and Safety Commission

Did you know about this commission which works with clinicians, providers and consumers to improve health and disability services? Its aim is to help everybody...

Reevedon event a raving success

Residents of Reevedon Home and Village dressed to impress and danced the night away at the inaugural Reevedon Rave last month. Enliven’s Reevedon Home in...

Pat on the Back for MidCentral Health

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says more patients in MidCentral DHB are receiving the elective surgeries they need compared to seven years ago. “Delivering more...

Te Horo are MasterMind champions

Kapiti Coast kids love reading and they love a challenge so much that six of the eight teams in the finals finished with just...

Look Out for Whooping Cough

An outbreak of whooping cough (Pertussis)in the South Island could be the start of a new epidemic which occur in three to five year...

Passchendaele Express Steams On

  It’s almost 100 years since the Battle of Chunuk Bair, when the memorial steam locomotive Passchendaele travelled from Paekakariki to Otaki on a special...