The View From Opoutere

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Exciting Youth Hostel News

Media Release 16 October 2019 YHA ANNOUNCE SUMMER ACCOMMODATION IN OPOUTERE By YHA New Zealand YHA New Zealand are delighted to announce the handover of the former YHA Opoutere to the Wharekawa Adventure Education Trust which will include summer accommodation…

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FABULOUS FUNDRAISING TEA TOWELS

Kia Ora Opoutere friends, This year’s fund-raising effort is – tea towels!  Useful and beautiful, this set of three large tea towels celebrates the birds, sea life and insects of Opoutere.   Printed on hard-wearing natural cotton, you can use and…

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Community Tree Planting

Help Jo Adams plant 1500 indigenous trees Jo Adams has been involved in a restorative project along the Wharekawa River on his property  with the assistance of the WRC. Now is the time for the next stage of the restoration…

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DOGS ON THE BEACH SANDSPIT

Please take a moment to read the notice below, there has been some concern over recent incidents involving dogs on the Wharekawa wildlife reserve, on the sand spit at the mouth of the estuary.

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Defibrillator Training In Opoutere

Opoutere Now Has A Defribillator A Community Invitation to all Proposed Defibrillator Training June 2nd 2019 Current situation Opoutere now has a cardiac defibrillator installed at Elizabeth Savage’s section, 301 Opoutere Rd. It is housed an easily recognisable rectangular red…

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Easter Update

EASTER SATURDAY WORKING BEE Join the gang in the Spit Forest to help clear kahili ginger. Thousands of square meters of this vigorous weed have been cleared over the last couple of years – come and see the difference that…

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Summer In Review

As autumn marches across the landscape it’s a good time to reflect on summer’s happenings. We have enjoyed fantastic conditions for losing ourselves in the natural world of Opoutere , with record high temperatures and long, settled weather patterns. By…

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Summer Happenings

The pohutukawa are in flower, the dotterel chicks are hatching and our village is about to fill up with bach visitors and campers!   Here are a few important dates for your diary:   The Opoutere Regatta  –  Saturday December…

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Death To Ginger! A fun working bee.

  WHAT: Ginger cutting and pasting WHEN: Saturday 14 July 2018 9am – 11am Another one of our lovely working bees, this one is perfect for the whole family as it’s smack-bang in the middle of the school holidays.  WHERE: Walk…

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ORRA says “THANK YOU!”

What a great community we have. Thanks for turning up to working bees, signing up to the Dotterel Watch roster, paying your subs, picking up rubbish, digging out ginger in your garden, putting a rat trap on your section, attending…

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