October 2015

Andrew Little’s day in Ōtaki

On Friday September 14, Labour’s leader, together with a gaggle of senior Labour MPs descended on our town to meet locals, culminating in the Margaret Long memorial speech in the evening.


Ko Te Toronga Mai o Ngā Mema o Te Pati Reipa

I tērā wiki, i tērā Rāmere, i tae mai ngā mema paremata o Reipa ki Te Kura ā Iwi o Whakatupuranga Rua Mano. Kātahi...

Thursday’s Seasonal Surplus Stall is back

Mark Thursday 8th October in your calendar and start offering or buying locally-grown vegetables, fruit and eggs. This is the seventh season Ōtaki’s Sustainable...


Birds in the garden

Feasting, frolicking tui swooping from kowhai and cherry blossom, low flying kereru bashing around in your puriri, yep, it’s springtime. Cheery companions when gardening,...

Garden tasks for October

Flower Garden Check roses for signs of downy mildew or pest damage, and spray if necessary. You could also check roses and other vulnerable plants with...

Taking Ōtaki's Pulse


Otaki museum: Have you seen the colourful Kapiti Island exhibition?

There is much to see and information about the history, people, plants and animals. Ōtaki Museum is at 49 Main Street Ōtaki and this exhibition...

Spread the Word — Family History is Cool!

The Ōtaki Genealogy Group hosted in late August a very successful three open research days during the annual August Family History Month, an initiative...

Thumbs up, Thumbs down

Thumbs up


  • Whitebaiting
  • Ogo Wheelchair, one of 6 finalists in the Innovations’ Awards
  • Daylight Saving
  • Energise Ōtaki
  • Sunny Ōtaki
  • 50% of Maori in Ōtaki now speak te reo

Thumbs down


  • Cemetery Vandals – hurtful and disrespectful.


Ocean View Newsletter, October 2015

Kia Ora All, We have now headed in to spring but didn’t winter knock us for 6 with cold and flu symptoms hitting our region...

Reevedon Village ticks all the boxes

Levin retirees Ann and Terry Ritson say Enliven’s Reevedon Village in Levin ticked all the boxes during their search for a new home.  More than...

Sports, arts, music & entertainment

Kāpiti Arts Trail showcases work of local artists

The work of 34 artists from Ōtaki and Te Horo will be showcased during this year’s Kāpiti Arts Trail. Paintings, pottery, jewellery, ceramics, glass art,...

Ōtaki Netballers Triumph!

Rahui Taiohi is a combined team from Te Kura-a-iwi o Whakatupuranga Rua Mano and Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Rito o Raukawa.  The...


Lighting the fire of the energy revolution

Rod Oram, top business journalist and advocate for a grass-roots “energy revolution” in New Zealand will address two meetings in Ōtaki in October. Energise Ōtaki...

Kapiti Island — a treasure on our doorstep

Kapiti Island is omnipresent. Driving over Pukerua Bay hill, it’s in your face. All along the coast, it’s there. From Ōtaki Beach looking South...

Mayor attends Otaki River walkover

Mayor Ross Church with fellow walkers on the recent 2015 Ōtaki River Walkover, says the annual event was the best ever, with about 200...

Business, industry, farming

An industry with opportunity

The Civil Construction industry has seen a real boost on the Kapiti Coast with work on the MacKays to Peka Peka (M2PP) in full...

Business commentator coming to town

High-profile business journalist Rod Oram is coming to Ōtaki to talk about the place the town has in the worldwide energy revolution. Council is a...