Graduates to get their day
Te Wānanga o Raukawa 2020 students who missed out on their graduation day because of Covid-19 disruptions will join 2021 graduates for a ceremony at the end of the year. A double ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, December 11. Meantime, the 2020 graduates will receive a graduation package in the post that will include a presentation folder to hold their tohu (certificate), academic transcript, tumuaki letter and an invitation to attend the ceremony in December to receive their graduation taonga.
Fires near one a day
The incidence of call-outs for the Ōtaki Volunteer Fire Brigade reached nearly one a day in February. A total of 27 calls were made for fire-related incidents in the 28 days of the month. Of those, eight were for rubbish, grass and scrub fires; six to private fire alarms; four “good intent”; three for motor vehicle accidents; two each for property fires and “special services”; and one each for medical assistance and assisting another brigade.
Next OCB meeting
The next meeting of the Ōtaki Community Board is in the Gertrude Atmore Lounge (attached to the Memorial Hall) at 7pm on Tuesday, March 16. The public is always welcome to attend and public speaking time is allowed. Speakers are asked to advise the secretary before the meeting.