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The Ōtaki Foodbank is coping, with community support, while seeing a big leap in demand for food parcels. READ MORE

A review concludes that Ōtaki’s former Children’s Health Camp is to be recognised for its significance. READ MORE

Figures released recently by Stats New Zealand show Ōtaki with 906 more than the previous Census in 2013. READ MORE

Taipari Tukerangi turned 11 last month so his Mum wanted to do something special, despite the lockdown. READ MORE


ŌTAKI TODAY, 20 MAY 2020 (second edition),

Covid-19 information and news


Kids get back to school

POSTED: 20 May 2020

The lockdown was as long as the summer holidays and now the kids are excited to be back at school to see their friends. READ MORE.



Please don’t ask me not to cry

POSTED: 18 April 2020

Georgia Hapeta writes about her daughter, Anaherika (Ana) Angelique Waiwera Hawea, and the personal tragedy her family has faced. READ MORE.











Home page stories from April 2020 (second edition)

An Emergency Operations Centre is running during the pandemic to keep core essential services in place. READ MORE

Kāpiti Coast District Council is promoting immediate measures to support local people and businesses. READ MORE

Shovel ready submission by interchange lobby to boost expressway interchange chances. READ MORE

Ōtaki RSA president calls ‘stand at dawn’ for Anzac Day a great initiative and is encouraging locals. READ MORE


Home page stories from April 2020 (first edition)

Ocean View Residential Care resident well aware of what’s happening with Covid-19 and taking it in their stride. READ MORE

Supermarket demand easing but sometimes temporary limits on the number of items customers can purchase. READ MORE

Faith Fresh Milk at Te Horo is a popular “essential service” recently averaging sales of 350 litres a day. READ MORE

Te Wānanga o Raukawa puts courses online and stops all non-essential services and teaching that could be online. READ MORE


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