Issue June 2015

Content of the June 2015 issue

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...

Focus On : Trevor Hunter

Born and grew up in Ranfurly, Central Otago, Trevor Hunter was the eldest of three children. Dad was a joiner, and when he left school, Trevor Hunter took up an apprenticeship with him. After coming out of his time, Trevor spend 4 more years in dad’s joinery factory, then went into partnership with a friend, and ‘went building’.

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...

Energise Otaki update

Clean Technology Intern for Otaki Om Dolasia, a postgraduate student from Western Australia, will be arriving in New Zealand and coming to work in Otaki...

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...

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...

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...

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.”

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...

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...

Otaki Historical Society next meeting 2 June

The speaker for June will be Chris Haddock from Stand Children’s Services. Chris is a qualified social worker with a background in Adolescent Child...