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Mayhem on Miro Street

Around 200 cars misbehaving on Miro Street on a Saturday night, and the business owners and local MP aren’t too happy. READ MORE.











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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.







Man gets three years jail

Chase Turner of Manakau, 36, was sentenced in the Levin District Court on May 23 to three years in jail. The sentence came after the death on August 18 last year of Conor Doyle, who died when his motorcycle was struck by an oncoming vehicle on Mill Road, Ōtaki. Turner was convicted of driving while disqualified, driving with excess blood alcohol causing death, and driving with two or more qualifying drugs in the blood. Turner was also disqualified indefinitely from driving.

Teresa working group chair

The working group established to look at the structure and purpose of a new Ōtaki and Te Horo business association has appointed Teresa Grigg, of Anam Cara, as chair. The group has defined the primary purpose of the association is “to connect and support our local businesses to thrive”. it is recommending the association become an incorporated society to “provide a solid foundation for our operations and ensure that we can effectively serve our members”. A wider business meeting is scheduled at Anam Cara for Wednesday, June 26.

Vision workshop June 19

Ōtaki Community Board is hosting a workshop to share what it has heard during consultation on a vision for Ōtaki. The workshop session is from 7-8.30pm in the Gertrude Atmore Lounge, next to the library, on Wednesday, June 19. The board is still keen to hear from locals about “what matters most” to them. (See page 21.)

Kite dates set 

The 2025 Ōtaki Kite Festival will be on the weekend of March 8-9.

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