Issue June 2015

Content of the June 2015 issue

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...

OTAKI MUSEUM: “Çanakkale — Road to peace out of war

From 11.30am on Friday 5 June 2015 the museum is hosting “Çanakkale — Road to peace out of war”, an exhibition offering a unique...

Caring for Orchids

The key to successful orchid growing is to replicate their original habitat (the Himalayas, down to Malaysia to Australia) as closely as you can....

Otaki Library June 2015

Kia ora from the Otaki Public Library — Te Wharepukapuka o Otaki Chappy By Patricia Grace Uprooted from his privileged European life and sent to New Zealand...

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,”

Cosmetic testing on Animals

NZ is a country of animal lovers and their welfare is of extreme importance to us. Earlier this month NZ Parliament tabled anamendment to the...

Daphnes Galore

Daphne Perfume Princess is a new exciting Daphne. Larger and longer flowering of all the Daphne, it has show stopping, highly fragrant pink flowers....

Kapiti Orchestra a Sell-out

The Otaki Memorial Hall was filled to capacity — audience members almost sittingamong the double bass players — at the recent Kapiti Concert Orchestra’s...

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...

Fresh In at the Greenery

A choice selection of CITRUS trees. Are you a bit bored of Meyer lemons? Come along and check out our old school lemons. Lisbon: Originally from Portugal...

Starpath illuminates an Aston Martin

Otaki’s son and Global award-winner Hamish Scott, inventor of the STARPATH innovation phenomenon, lights up an Aston Martin DBS for the Gumball3000 Rally and...

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

Focus on Apricots

The apricot (Prunus armeniaca) grows naturally as a slender tree. A member of the rose family, it has delicate, white blossoms that emerge in...

Who is the best judge?

Every piece of property in NZ has a rating valuation (RV). Many people base purchase decisions on this figure. This is not wholly wrong,...

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."