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...

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...

Rotary Shelter Boxes

With the recent natural disasters in Vanuatu and Nepal, many of Otaki’s school children know they have contributed to aid through the Otaki Rotary Club’s Shelter Box project. “The kids now have an idea of what we are doing (helping in time of disaster),” Rotary Shelter Box facilitator, Derek Chisholm said. “It’s just a small bit but I’m sure there will always be a need. With Vanuatu and Nepal it’s brought home to the kids we’re doing something to help.”

Ocean View — Residential Care Facility

Well, we are now heading into the cooler months but still the beautiful vista from our beachfront residence keeps a smile on our dial...

No Better Way To Commemorate Arbor Day

Arbor Day Planting Chrystall’s Bend Walkway Otaki River 10am, Friday 5th June. Join Otaki College and Friends of the Otaki River to plant 1100 native plants. Holes are pre dug, bring a spade and a friend. Morning tea provided. Trevor Wylie, secretary 06 3648918 geminiservices@xtra.co.nz

A ‘Young’ Ninety-one Year Old

“Although she has given up some of her interests, attending the Kori Kaumatua exercise class isn’t one of them”, said Otaki’s ‘speed queen’ Jean...

MEETING OF RELIEF COMMITTEE: NO FUNDS IN HAND

From the Otaki Mail, May 8, 1935 A meeting of the Mayor’s relief committee was held at the Council Chambers on Friday afternoon, the Mayor...

Editorial: Capital Connection — Letting Otaki Down

The news that the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC)is not going to help fund and therefore save the Capital Connection is very grim news for Otaki and our only rail link to Wellington. On the face of it Otaki has been let down by the very agency which should be supporting us and advocating for us... STOP PRESS "Fran Wilde advised the the GWRC had agreed to match the funding of Horizons Regional Council on condition that government came on board."

Reevedon Home’s battle of the bowls

Enliven’s Reevedon Home in Levin held their annual inter-rest home bowls tournament on Wednesday 13 May, which saw seven rest homes from Foxton and...