The View From Opoutere

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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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Summer Has Arrived!

With the arrival of December we say ka kite ano to spring and kia ora to summer! Temperatures may still be a little on the low side but according to the calendar it’s time to put away the woolies and dust off the swimming…

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Joe Adams from the Onemana Rural Fire Force has a strong message for Opoutere: NO FIREWORKS in the Opoutere/Ohui area, please. There is a “Restricted Fire Season” in place for the whole of the TCDC area. From the TCDC website:…

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