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Candidates ask questions when the local paper was published with their advertisements missing. READ MORE

Ōtaki College perform a rousing haka that was specially written and choreographed for the college. READ MORE

People packed the Memorial Hall on a sunny Saturday for the eighth annual Ōtaki Community Expo. READ MORE

Ōtaki Community Board had its last meeting on September 3, with elections on the horizon. READ MORE


Tame Iti opens exhibition

A large crowd, attracted by artist and renowned Tuhoe activist Tame Iti, opened an exhibition of his work at Te Whare Toi o Hori.


Ōtaki Today one year old


This issue of Ōtaki Today marks one year since local company ID Media Ltd launched the newspaper.

The first issue was distributed in September 2018. Since then, Ōtaki Today has published hundreds of stories about the people of Ōtaki, their achievements, their struggles and their opinions. Editor Ian Carson says a strong contributor base and a focus on seeking out and reporting on local issues has resulted in positive reader reaction. “The paper is going from strength to strength,” he says. “We expect it to be part of Ōtaki life for many years to come.”




Mickey’s love songs make a connection for Buttercup

This story appeared in our February 2019 issue. It has generated a huge amount of interest, so here it is again for our website readers. READ MORE








Home page stories from August 2019

Ōtaki Community loses extraordinary leader with the death of service club activitist Ian Futter. READ MORE

Kaea Hakaraia Hosking and Te Ākauroa Jacob win at the IDIGI HACK young innovator awards in Sydney. READ MORE

First team in the Wellington Rugby League’s history to win four consecutive premier championships. READ MORE

Reverend Marie Collin, honoured to be back in Ōtaki as priest-in-charge at Rangiātea Church. READ MORE


Home page stories from July 2019

Public outcry at wifi antenna on the town’s clock taken up by Kāpiti Coast District Council. READ MORE

Big rig carrying a crane for the expressway stopped at Waitohu School front gate and wowed kids. READ MORE

Rāhui premiers beaten 26-21 by Waikanae and the Bs lost to Levin College Old Boys in Levin 34-17. READ MORE

Rodney Bell is in Ōtaki at the Māoriland Hub with his award-winning performance work, Meremere. READ MORE


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