The View From Opoutere

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Dangerous Ocean Swell Warning

From Thames Coromandel District Council: Preparing for Cyclone Cody “Ex-Tropical Cyclone Cody is due to bring gale force winds, huge seas, and heavy rainfall between Sunday night through to next Tuesday. Our Council’s Emergency Management Team is advising everyone to plan…

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Goodbye 2021 – Hello 2022

What a year it has been – these months and months of bach-owners being away from our beloved Opoutere left the beach and the village unusually quiet – especially on the beach where nesting birds got on with hatching their…

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Adapting to Climate Change

Hear the options and have your say From TCDC: We are now at a new stage in our major Shoreline Management Plan project. The project aims to ensure we have thriving and resilient communities and coastlines as our climate changes.  We…

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Your Fire Chief Wants a Word…

Welcome to Level 4 Lockdown 2021 – hopefully everyone is safely at home while the Coromandel waits to see how this Delta outbreak plays out. If you need a Covid test check this link: https://www.healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19/waikato/whangamata/ and call the Whangamata Medical…

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Merry Opoutere Christmas 2020!

ORRA’s 2021 AGM and 60th AnniversarySaturday January 2nd 2021, 9.30am at Opoutere School ORRA was founded in 1961, making 2021 our 60th Anniversary. Incredible when you think about it. It’s rare for a community group to have such a long and proud history…

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Vale, Bruce Collier

It is with much sadness that we note the passing of former resident and ORRA Life Member Bruce Collier. Bruce was a beloved and respected member of the community who made countless contributions to the people and environment of the area…

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Queen’s Birthday in Alert Level 2

How has your lockdown been? New Zealand moved into Covid 19 Alert Level 2 on Wednesday 13 May and is likely to remain so over Queen’s Birthday weekend. Daily life is reclaiming its familiar rhythms – rubbish collections are almost…

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Thriving In Isolation #4

It’s Easter…but not as we know it. This time last year Opoutere was jumping – boats putted about the harbour, the beach was busy, the carpark was packed with freedom campers and the supermarket was thronging with locals and visitors…

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Thriving In Isolation #3

Unfortunately… As we are learning, things change very quickly at the moment. Despite the very best efforts of our volunteer Fire Chief, Jo Adams, Opoutere no longer has access to grocery deliveries from Whangamata New World OR water deliveries. We…

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Thriving in Isolation #2

TCDC Providing Excellent Lockdown Updates Our local council has been proactive with video messages from the mayor, Sandra Goudie, lists of changes to local services, how the Level 4 lockdown affects our area and ways to support local businesses. By…

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