Issue June 2015

Content of the June 2015 issue

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...

Why a Transition Town movement in Otaki?

Deirdre Kent, founder of Transition Town Otaki (TTO), was inspired by a British permaculture teacher, Rob Hopkins, who with energy researcher and author Richard...

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....

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...

Penny’s Piece, June 2015

A huge thank you to Kapiti Coast District Council staff who pitched in, alongside members of our community, to help in many different ways...

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...

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...

Otaki kindy teacher retires

One of Otaki’s most dedicated teachers has retired from full-time work after a life teaching children. Pene Ryan said goodbye to Otaki Kindergarten at a...

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...

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...

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’.

All about texture

People often are turned off using native plants in their garden because there are few with big bright flowers. Whilst this is true to...

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,...

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...

Over 1,100 doctors and nurses taking care of MidCentral patients

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a record number of doctors and nurses are working at MidCentral District Health Board (DHB). “Our dedicated health workforce is...