The View From Opoutere

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Opoutere Welcomes EcoQuest Students during “Keep NZ Beautiful” Week.

Since the 1990’s undergraduate students from the University of New Hampshire have visited Aotearoa to study with the EcoQuest Education Foundation. Part of this study involves a field trip to Opoutere where the students engage with our environment not just in…

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Kapa Kapa Wetland Planting Day

The Wharekawa Catchment Care Group has invited the community to attend the first planting of the Kapa Kapa Wetland Restoration Project on Wednesday 9th September (postponement day Wednesday 16th September) 10am – 1pm. Come along to the southern entrance near…

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Seal Update

Opoutere has been visited by several seals during the last month, there have been varying reports of 5 different animals, both young and old. Then there was the sad news that one of these lovely animals had died on the…

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A Seal Of Approval For Opoutere

The Wharekawa estuary is hosting a very charming visitor at the moment. Over the last week or so locals have enjoyed watching a sleek black sealion swimming about, feeding on kahawai, playing and sunbathing. Our guest can be seen at low…

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The Onemana Voluntary Rural Fire Service Needs You!

The Onemana Voluntary Rural Fire Force has a space on its committee and the Fire Chief, Jo Adams, has extended an invitation to the Opoutere community to fill it. Ideally it would be someone who is NOT a firefighter, but…

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An Opoutere Mid-Winter Christmas 

On the first weekend of the July school holidays there is going to be a special function for the Opoutere community to come together and enjoy some mid-winter cheer. WHERE: YHA Opoutere WHEN: 4th of July, Sat from 5pm. Please…

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ORRA Wins In The Environment Court!

After a four and a half year battle ORRA has ensured that the the Opoutere beach and sand spit must now be included in the Waikato Regional Policy Statement as an ‘Outstanding Natural Feature and Landscape’ (“ONFL”) and the estuary and surrounds…

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