News

Flipping Heck!

How long does it take to flip a tractor tyre the 4.5 kilometres from the Main Highway to the beach? If you were Ngawira...

The worst floods in twenty years

Otaki wasn’t alone in suffering from a downpour this time. Wanganui suffered much worse.At the Waikawa Stream, the State Highway One bridge was taken...

Gardening

At the Te Horo Garden Centre

Two favourite shrubs to delight you in winter are available this month which the birds and bees love Dichroa – The Evergreen Hydrangea with its...

Focus on: growing garlic

Garlic is a satisfying and surprisingly easy-to-grow bulb, and is traditionally planted on the shortest day, and harvested on the longest. After buying your seed...

Sand Country

Prior to settlement along the Kapiti Coast the coastal sand dune system extended from Paekakariki in the south to beyond Foxton in the north....

Thumbs up, Thumbs down

Thumbs up

  • R-ThumbsupKapiti Council for the bbq table/seats in the skate park
  • All our volunteers
  • Emergency services during the recent flood event
  • Otaki College students who graduated from the CACTUS course
  • New World for supplying breakfast to the CACTUS kids
  • Joseph from Body and Soul for a free month’s membership in July for CACTUS kids and their parents
  • Matariki
  • Errol Maffey for filming the CACTUS kids
  • Terry Moore and the Otaki Police for the CACTUS kids initiative
  • Atea and Ngawira, flipping for Rena to raise funds for her treatment

Thumbs down

  • R-ThumbsdownThe rubbish dumpers at Te Rito School recycling bins thereby negating the value of teaching the kids the value of recycling
  • The sightseekers after the flooding who invaded Atkinson Ave, leaving wheel ruts in the verge
  • Fonterra & supermarkets — why does milk have to cost so much?

Life

Otaki LIbrary July 2015

Kia ora from the Otaki Public Library – Te Wharepukapuka o Otaki The World at My Feet By Tom Denniss In 2013, Australian Tom Denniss became the...

Ultrafast broadband for Ōtaki

To stimulate business growth and productivity, Ōtaki is making a bid to be linked up to ultra-fast broadband (UFB). KCDC is preparing a submission for...

Business, industry & farming

Tech Talk

Don’t forget your Phone Filters This used to be the first question that Internet providers asked when a customer reported an internet issue. Now it...

Ultrafast broadband for Ōtaki

To stimulate business growth and productivity, Ōtaki is making a bid to be linked up to ultra-fast broadband (UFB). KCDC is preparing a submission for...

Sports, arts, music & entertainment

KCDC Update

Environment

River watchers wanted

Ōtaki and Te Horo were hard hit in the recent floods, particularly homes andrural blocks in low-lying areas near waterways. Living by a river or...

The worst floods in twenty years

Otaki wasn’t alone in suffering from a downpour this time. Wanganui suffered much worse.At the Waikawa Stream, the State Highway One bridge was taken...

Our people

We note the passing of two Otaki Stalwarts:

Richard Orzecki Former Otaki community board member. He has also been an active member on the MidCentral District Health Board. Peter Thorpe Our condolences go to Ann...

The Face of the RSA — Pat Bloxham Retires

After 27 years at what was originally a part time job which became a full time plus, Patricia Bloxham is retiring from her job...

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