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ŌTAKI TODAY, NOVEMBER 2022
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Dux and horses – Paris to UK

Born in Auckland to Kiwi dad Steve Karl and English mum Lenka Fields, Paris Karl-Fields is off to the UK for a gap year. READ MORE.

 

Let’s think outside the box to solve town’s problems

A crime issue, a public meeting and one person’s Ōtaki DNA walks towards solutions to community ills. READ MORE.

 

OTHER STORIES

 

 
 

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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.

 

 

Cartoon of the month – November

 

 

 

BRIEFS

Retail strategy

A draft report from First Retail Group suggesting new retail strategies has been submitted to Elevate Ōtaki. Elevate chair Adrian Gregory says the report “covers a lot of ground and sets out some useful strategies for Ōtaki’s future”. Elevate will review the report and expects to release it publicly in early December.

Fire calls

The number of call-outs for the Ōtaki Volunteer Fire Brigade jumped in the past two months. In September there were almost one a day (29) and 24 in October. The October figures (September in brackets) were rubbish, grass or shrub 6 (7); personal fire alarms 5 (3); property 4 (3); motor vehicle accidents (4 (5); “special service” 2 (1); assisting other stations 1 (6 serious fires in Levin); medical 1 (3) and “good intent” 1 (1).

Gorge track on hold

Plans to open a walking track over the Ōtaki Gorge Road slips are on hold pending further expert assessment. A track has been built over the slips, but wet winter has caused further movement and instability. KCDC says it’s taking a cautious approach in the interests of public safety and will keep the new track closed until it’s sure the area is stable.

 

 

 

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