The View From Opoutere

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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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Dotterel Family Matters

The Dotterels have started nesting but have already lost their first nests due to high tides and storm swell. Being determined little characters they have replaced their nests and will hopefully have a chance at hatching this summer’s chicks. Nicki…

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