The View From Opoutere

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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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Thriving in Isolation in Opoutere

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together. At the moment things are pretty unsettled and unsettling. We are all facing uncertainty about so many things – our health, our financial security, perhaps our family situations. It is…

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It Has Actually Rained!

After what seems like months of dry weather Opoutere has finally had a few hours of solid rain. The air is clear and the whole place has been washed clean. Hallelujah! No doubt you have all been out to thump…

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Opoutere Celebrates the Dotterel Season

Opoutere Community BBQ Invitation To Celebrate with DOC: another successful breeding season of the NZ Dotterel, Variable Oyster Catcher and Caspian Tern February 29th 2020 Saturday 1pm at Wharekawa Lodge 389 Opoutere Road BYO to share: salad /contribution to BBQ…

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Towards a Community Collective Commitment

Community Collective Commitment meeting January 11th for the Opoutere Beach Reserve We would like to provide information to members about the CCC. The January 11th  community meeting will be the chance for all members of the Opoutere Community to share…

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An Important Public Health Warning

Marine biotoxin warning issued The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) today issued a public health warning advising the public not to collect or consume shellfish harvested from the southern end of Pauanui Beach down to the northern tip of Mount…

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The Latest from ORRA

                It’s been a busy year for ORRA.  We thought it was about time for an update!  Acting Chair Earlier in the year, Gordon Ikin, our elected chairperson, had to step down for…

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