Issue March 2015

Content of the March 2015 issue

Heritage Trust concerned at fate of Otaki Children’s Health Camp rotunda

Letter to the mayor, KCDC: The Otaki Museum read with some concern the item about the removal of Stand Children’s Services (formerly the Otaki Children’s Health Camp) to Paraparaumu. Breaking news: Health camp stays!

Reg & Val Taylor – married for 65 Years

Long time Otaki couple, Reg and Val Taylor reached their 65 year wedding anniversary on January 28, celebrating with 60 plus family members on February 21.

From the Otaki Mail, February 22, 1935

Otaki State School annual picnic. The annual picnic in connection with the Otaki State School was held at Kaingaraki Park, kindly lent for the occasion by Mr and Mrs F Kilmister, on Wednesday.

Otaki Museum » March 2015

Otaki Remembers World War I continues, but with changes from Thursday 5 March. Much of the exhibition will feature new displays on Gallipoli.

Garden tasks for March 2015

Flower garden, Fruit and vegetable garden, Lawn and ‘Second thoughts’.

Car salesman to international Chef

Having worked his early years on his parents’ market garden followed by a few years selling cars and then a stint in the corporate world, Lindsay Thorpe was beginning to feel a bit bored – what to do with life.

Focus on growing quinces

This golden-yellow fruit is widely known as an emblem of happiness, love and fruitfulness, and features strongly in the history and mythology of ancient Greece and Rome.

Ultra-easy, low water sedums

Sedums are often taken for granted in our gardens. Maybe it’s because they don’t bloom till late summer or autumn, but more likely it’s because they are so easy to grow.

Otaki Historical Society » March 2015

The speaker was Rear Admiral David Ledson ONZM RNZN, telling stories from the National War Memorial bells — the carillon.

Creative Communities Scheme

Calling arts & cultural activities organisers! You may be eligible to apply to the Creative Communities Scheme, administered by the Kāpiti Coast District Council and...

Citizens Advice Bureau Otaki, Awareness Week 16 – 22 March

Your local bureau is an independent community organisation that is here to help you with a wide range of issues. We provide free, confidential and independent information and advice. It doesn’t matter what your question is, we’ll help, and if we can’t help you directly, we’ll find someone who can.

Living a healthy life: March 10 – April 14

This course will help you take charge of your life and will be of benefit to anybody living with a long term condition, not...

Local funeral directors in hospice fundraiser

Arohanui hospice will receive $500 as a result of a fundraiser called Death by Chocolate. Vintage hearses descended on Napier as part of their...

Busy life at Reevedon

For Reevedon Home resident Barbara Tivalu there is no slowing down. In fact, Reevedon Home has helped her continue to do the things she loves.