Issue May 2014

Contents of the May 2014 issue

Fight continues against legal highs

Council and the Ōtaki Community Board are to continue working with Police, the Ministry of Health and local people on a policy to reduce the harm being done to the community by legal highs. It is now illegal to sell most psychoactive substances, but Council has been advised by the Ministry to develop a Local Approved Product Policy (LAPP).

Rubbish dumping unacceptable

Community Board Chair James Cootes is urging Ōtaki people to take a more responsible attitude to the dumping of rubbish – and Council to take strong action against those who litter the town’s beaches.

Council’s next round of contestable waste reduction grant funding opens later...

Funding is awarded under the Waste Levy Grants process and from the Waste Levy Fund. This does not come from rates. The levy money...

Entyre brings jobs to Ōtaki

More than 50 jobs could be created in Ōtaki when the Entyre rubber recycling plant gets fully into production, converting a sizeable chunk of New Zealand’s waste tyres into products such as mats for dairy farms.

Otaki’s History: From the Otaki Mail, May 7, 1924

ACCIDENT IN MAIN STREET CAR CRASHED INTO POST A large motor-car, driven by a young man named Willis, ran foul of a verandah post at...

Kapiti Concert Orchestra at Nga Purapura

The Kapiti Concert Orchestra began its 10th anniversary concert series with an Otaki concert, performed in the Nga Purapura complex. To begin the year’s celebrations, the Otaki concert featured three soloists, Otaki’s Angela Ford on clarinet, Robert Dussler on cello and Jay Hancox on violin. Up and coming young conductor was Vincent Hardaker from Christchurch.

Handy folk to know

Quick reference list of tradespeople and services that have full ads in this issue of the paper.

Library book reviews

A Burnable Book, Bruce Holsinger — The School Inspector Calls, Gervase Phinn — Forty Days Without Shadow, Olivier Truc — The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins, Irvine Welsh

Health Shuttle Phone 364 5603

Health Shuttle booking — phone 364 5603

Don’t Be Powerless – Not Sure? Ask Us

If you’ve got money worries, getting your power disconnected because you couldn’t afford to pay the bill might be the last straw – especially...

Otaki Museum: Rotary’s fifty years in Otaki

The exhibition celebrating Rotary’s fifty years in Otaki has only another month to run, so if you haven’t seen it, be sure you do...

Otaki Historical Journal 2013

Available from Edhouse’s Store NZ Post (Otaki) Otaki Museum Caltex Service Station (SH1) Railway Bookshop (Main St) $25 per copy

Otaki Historical Society » May 2014

The next public talk will be on Tuesday 3 June 2014 at 7.30 pm at Rotary Hall, Aotaki Street, Otaki. The speaker will be Fiona...

Donating Blood is a Good thing to do

Take some time out of your busy day to donate blood. Only about 4% of New Zealanders regularly donate blood but 300 donations are...

Energise Otaki Website Launched

The Energise Otaki website is up and running. A voluntary effort coordinated by Miriam Richardson and Gael Ferguson has given the town a focal point...