Issue June 2015

Content of the June 2015 issue

Private Sales

What are your rights when buying from a seller e.g. in a garage sale? Private sales are not covered by the Consumer Guarantees Act or...

Otaki Health Shuttle evolves to meet demand

St John has introduced a new scheduled week-day Health Shuttle services from Otaki to Palmerston North, to ease access to hospital. St John launched the...

Te Whare Hauora Health Centre

The range of health services available to students at Ōtaki College has increased this term with the opening of Te Whare Hauora health centre....

Kapiti Coast District Council, meetings in June 2015

Attendance at Meetings DayDateMeetingTimeVenue Tuesday 2 June Paekākāriki Community Board 7.00 pm St Peter’s Hall, Beach Road, Paekākāriki Thursday 4 June Council Meeting 10.00 am Council Chambers Ground Floor, 175 Rimu Road, Paraparaumu Tuesday 9 June Ōtaki Community...

‘Nurses: A Force for change: Care Effective, Cost Effective’

May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday, is International Nurses Day. This year is especially significant given it is also marks the first centenary of New...

Two crazy ladies

There are two crazy ladies at Otaki Beach, but they’re not riding the waves. Angelique Snow andamanda Dumbleton belong to the 2 Crazy Ladies...

Steam Incorporated

Paekakariki based Steam Incorporated, the organisation responsible for keeping the historic steam locomotives in pristine working condition, would love more volunteers to join it’s...

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...