skip to main content
Site banner

Keep an eye out for toxic algae in our rivers and streams this summer. During summer, with higher temperatures and lower water levels, the algae (cyanobacteria) can form extensive blooms which can be toxic, particularly to dogs if they eat it. Even a small amount can kill a dog. In rivers, cyanobacteria generally form brown or black mats that grow on rocks in the riverbed. Greater Wellington Regional Council has useful information about how to spot toxic algae and has an interactive water quality map – see gw.govt.nz/safeswim/

Watch out for toxic algae in rivers

 
 
 
Original generation time 3.3114 seconds.

Home page stories from May 2020

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

 

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

 

+ Text Size -
Original generation time 1.9844 seconds. Cache Loaded in: 0.0290 seconds.