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ŌTAKI TODAY, OCTOBER 2021
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Don’t wait for the vaccination, whanau

Bonnie Matehaere (Ngāti Raukawa) writes that Māori and Pasifika people are significantly more likely to get seriously ill if they catch Covid-19 and as a result, we needed to prioritise getting the vaccine to our communities. READ MORE.

 

Tongan toilers get expressway planted

660,000 plants on the Peka Peka to Ōtaki expressway and Kisione and Mafi only have 100,000 to go. READ MORE.

 

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OCTOBER ISSUE OUT NOW

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Ōtaki College Roll

A call-out by Ōtaki Today to discover which former students and staff have died in the past 60 years has revealed a list. READ MORE.

 

 

 

 

 

BRIEFS

House price increase slows

The rise in Ōtaki’s median house prices has slowed, going up only $10,000 in September. According to homes.co.nz the median is now $725,000. Prices have risen 51.5 percent in the past year, 23.5 percent in the past six months, and 9.3 percent in the past three months.

Community expo

The 2021 Ōtaki Community Expo, postponed in September because of Covid-19 restrictions,  is on from 10am to 1pm on Saturday, October 30, at the Memorial Hall. Come along and join a club, pick up a new activity and learn about what is on offer in Ōtaki.

MenzShed garage sale

Otaki MenzShed is having a garage sale to raise funds for its work. It’s from 9am to 2pm on Saturday, October 23 at the St John Hall, 140 Waerenga Road. Eftpos will be available. Meantime, any donations of items are welcome.  Call Les Frost (021 1167-162) or Tony King (027 4510-903).

Mahara fundraises with Cousins

Mahara Gallery, the region’s public art space at Waikanae, is fundraising with a screening of Cousins at Te Raukura ki Kāpiti, Coastlands Theatre, at 5pm on Saturday, October 23. All proceeds will go towards the upgrade of the gallery. Tickets are $30, available online at eventfinda.co.nz, or by calling 0800 BUY TIX The event will be held under Covid Alert Levels 1 or 2, with social distancing and Covid safety measures in place. Tickets might therefore be limited, so booking is essential. Bar service will be available and refreshments are included in the ticket price.

 

 

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