Issue June 2015

Content of the June 2015 issue

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...

Letter to the Editor

On behalf of the Waitohu Streamcare Group our sincere thanks for the recent support we have had — in no particular order — from...

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...

Te Horo Talk, June 2015

Clifton House in Te Horo It’s not often an historic farm cottage becomes part of a naming or unveiling ceremony. But a small rural house...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Garden tasks for June

Flower garden You’ve still got time to plant lilies in an area of well-drained ground. Prune climbing roses later this month, and also ornamental trees and...

Kapiti floods, Otaki doesn’t

The recent flooding bought Kapiti into nationwide focus. If you were a commuter, by car or by train, you didn’t make it to Wellington, which...

Cancer Support

Anyone affected by cancer, whether they are the patient or support person is welcome to come to our Support Group Meeting, held on 3rd...

Redesigning the Economy at the Tele

About 25 people will gather at the Tele at Queen’s Birthday weekend to talk about how to remodel the political economy, according to Co-leader...