The View From Opoutere

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EASTER HAPPENINGS *Working Bee Rescheduled for Sunday*

Autumn has arrived, the days are getting shorter and cooling down. These changes in the season always herald the Easter period and the first set of school holidays for our Opoutere family. Easter runs from Friday April 3 through to…

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Opoutere Community Hall Society AGM 2015

The Opoutere Community Hall Society is holding a very important AGM on Saturday February 28th at 10.30am. Please come along if you are able, the Hall society is looking forward to electing some new committee members and to have a…

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Working Bee Update, let’s do it again this weekend!

Last Saturday there was a terrific turnout to our late-notice working bee in the elaeagnus behind the Youth Hostel. We continued to cut a path through the elaeagnus and managed to free up an ancient pohutukawa that was rapidly being colonised…

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Impromptu Working Bee! Saturday 10-12, behind the YHA

That elaeagnus in the bush behind the YHA has been on our minds, so we have decided to have a little go at it this Saturday, February 7. We will be there between 10am and noon so it’s not a…

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Tsunami Open Day

Tsunami Information Open Day – Sunday Sun, 25 January 2015 10:00 am – 03:00 pm Venue: Thames Coromandel District Council Office, 620 Port Rd, Whangamata The open days provide you with an opportunity to learn more about what we understand…

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Taking On The Thickest Of Thickets…

  Today a hearty bunch of about 30 people showed up in the bush behind the YHA for the first Weedbusting Working Bee of 2015. We targeted an enormous patch of elaeagnus that is in the process of smothering the beautiful native…

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ORRA AGM REMINDER

Don’t forget that the Opoutere Ratepayers and Residents’ Association is holding its 2015 AGM on Friday January 2, 10am at the Opoutere School. Here’s the agenda… See you on Friday!

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The 2015 Opoutere T-Shirts Are Here!

It’s been years since we had an official Opoutere t-shirt and public demand spurred our fundraising team into commissioning this fantastic design. The t-shirts cost $30 and all proceeds come back to the Opoutere community via the work that ORRA…

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Regatta Update

The annual Opoutere Regatta takes place in Bruce’s Bay on Monday 29 December. It will kick off at 12.30 (earlier than previously advertised here) with the little kids’ races, followed by the hotly contested swimming and kayaking races. You definitely…

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NZ Conservation Is Showcased In The New Yorker

  Here’s some excellent summer reading for you! The wonderful weekly publication The New Yorker has just come out with a very good article on New Zealand’s delicate and unique ecology. It is worth having around for visitors and locals…

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