Issue June 2015

Content of the June 2015 issue

The NZ Blood Service needs your help!

The NZ Blood Service Team is coming to Otaki Each blood donation can save up to 3 lives. 42,000 patients are treated with blood and blood...

Ōtaki Community Health Centre

186 Mill Road, Otaki. Monday – Friday. A wide range of health services. Rooms available for rent, long or short term For information on services phone Janet or Michelle on 364 6367

Te Kura Tiaki (Holiday Programme and After School Care)

Enrolments now open Unique environment — Awesome facility — Qualified staff The holiday programme runs every school holidays up to Term 4. It is a physically active programme...

KCDC: Otaki Update

Ōtaki, the northernmost pearl in the district's string of townships, is poised for economic growth and expansion as its political leaders push for advancements...

Otaki College kids in the CACTUS

CACTUS — the Combined Adolescent Challenge Training Unit and Support programme — is designed to extend a young person’s mind and physical capability, with...

Ōtaki College News June 2015

From the Principal After recently having time off for knee surgery it is certainly great to be back at work seeing the fantastic things that...

Otaki College Computers in Homes Graduates 2015: KIA KAHA

On the 2nd of May 2015 six amazing families from Otaki College completed the Computers in Homes programme for 2015. These six families have successfully...

Cancer Society and JUNK FREE JUNE

The Cancer Society of New Zealand is excited to unveil an official new fundraising event and the first of its kind anywhere in the...

When to say goodbye

There sometimes comes a time in a pet’s life where you as their owner have to make the heart-wrenching decision to say goodbye and...

Paul Carlyon — Surf lifesaving volunteer of the year

Last weekend, at the Capital Coast Surf Lifesaving Awards of Excellence at the Plimmerton Boating Club, Otaki surfers were prominent. Otaki’s Neal Ames, President of Surf Life Saving New Zealand made the awards and 'Volunteer of the year' was Paul Carlyon. “Paul is an outstanding example of a volunteer who goes above and beyond, performing a number of roles for his club and local community,”

Scammers targeting the Otaki Community

Otaki Medical Centre would like to alert their patients to scammers phoning (usually in the evenings) and claiming to be from the Otaki Medical...

Outside the Box — challenging conventional thinking and offering new perspectives...

Let’s Change our Money-as-Debt Problem By Amanda Vickers You’d think that the most important aspect of a sovereign nation would be for its Government to have...

Tech Talk: 10 Google Tips and Tricks

To look up the definition of a word in the search bar enter ‘Define <word>, then expand the result box for translations, word origin...

Winter Planting at The Otaki river

The Friends of the Otaki River FOTOR, held their first open planting day for the season, last Saturday with over 50 people bedding 700...

Autumn in Kaptiti–Horowhenua: Bees in May — Who turned the heating...

I was bringing in the washing yesterday evening. It was chilly and felt almost like there could be a frost. A bee was clinging...