The View From Opoutere

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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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Jetty Repair Working Bee – Saturday 16 May 11am-1pm

A couple of months ago the jetty was towed back into position by a determined team of locals (praise be!), it has been held in place with chains and straps as a temporary measure but now help is needed to…

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Post-Easter Update

Easter was action-packed! The Hall Society elected a new committee after a well-attended AGM, the Beach Boys won the cricket, elaeagnus got chopped down, new babies appeared, the jetty was jumped off, ORRA celebrated some successful fundraising results and we…

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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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