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Opotiki District Council: Matariki Calendar Of Events

Wednesday, 12 June 2024, 3:44 pm | Opotiki District Council

This year’s Matariki calendar of events in Ōpōtiki is chock-full of incredible opportunities to learn about, celebrate, and mark the annual rising of the Matariki stars. More >>

A Round Of Ap-paws For Kutarere School

Thursday, 30 May 2024, 12:43 pm | Opotiki District Council

Emergency Management’s Kaihoe Manawaroa Hapori, Meagan Edhouse, said that Shake Out was important because it allowed the children to practise what to do, not just talk about it. More >>

Ōpōtiki Lantern Festival Ticket Sales Sky-rocket

Wednesday, 17 January 2024, 12:39 pm | Opotiki District Council

Online ticket sales for the popular Ōpōtiki Lantern Festival have been “off-the-charts” this year, as popular headline acts including Corella, Che Fu and DJ Sirvere pull crowds from further afield. Ōpōtiki’s isite manager, Joseph Hayes, said that ... More >>

Pakihikura In Opotiki To Close From Monday

Thursday, 20 July 2023, 12:35 pm | Opotiki District Council

  HEB construction, the contractors building Ōpōtiki’s new harbour entrance, will shortly start opening a channel between the two new seawalls. Pakihikura Harbour and the area around the Waioeka river mouth will be closed to all boat traffic ... More >>

Lion Foundation Grant Provides Generators For Waihau Bay Fire And Ambulance

Tuesday, 4 July 2023, 11:43 am | Opotiki District Council

  Generous funding from the Lion Foundation will see the installation of back-up power generators for both the Waihau Bay volunteer fire station and local St John ambulance services. Ōpōtiki District Council coordinated the application ... More >>

The Reorua Initiative Promotes A Bilingual Strategy For Ōpōtiki Township

Wednesday, 10 May 2023, 3:09 pm | Opotiki District Council

I te Paraire o te wiki kua pahuri atu i whakatū he pōhiri ki Te Tahuhu o Te Rangi ki te whakanui i ngā kaupapa e toru. Tuatahi, he pōhiri i te whanau o Louis Rāpihana me tōna mate ki te mihi ki āna mahi maha mō tōna whānau, hapū, iwi me te hapori. ... More >>

Cyclone Gabrielle Update - Those In Low Lying Areas Asked To Evacuate

Monday, 13 February 2023, 4:12 pm | Opotiki District Council

  Ōpōtiki District Council is following the track of Cyclone Gabrielle and is taking precautions to protect residents in vulnerable areas. Ōpōtiki Controller, Gerard McCormack is leading the response. We are expecting large sea swells and inundation ... More >>

Ōpōtiki Declares State Of Emergency

Monday, 13 February 2023, 10:42 am | Opotiki District Council

Ōpōtiki Mayor, David Moore has declared a state of emergency for the Ōpōtiki district this morning [shortly before 8am, Monday 13 February 2023]. The mayor explained that the declaration was done early given the district’s unique situation – long ... More >>

Local Concrete Company’s Role In $100million Project

Thursday, 3 November 2022, 11:10 am | Opotiki District Council

  In October 2022, the final concrete hanbar was cast for Ōpōtiki’s new $100million harbour entrance. These hanbars surround and protect the 400m long seawalls being built to provide year-round river access to Ōpōtiki town and wharf. ... More >>

Ōpōtiki Mayor Joins Calls To Take The Politics Out Of Three Water Management

Thursday, 3 November 2022, 7:09 am | Opotiki District Council

Earlier this week, the Mayors of New Zealand’s two biggest cities, Auckland and Christchurch, called for a new way forward for three waters management in Aotearoa. Ōpōtiki Mayor, David Moore, said that the announcement showed that a way could ... More >>

How Ōpōtiki Voted

Tuesday, 18 October 2022, 12:50 pm | Opotiki District Council

  Final results in the local government elections for Ōpōtiki district were shared late last week [subs Friday 14 October 2022] and showed no significant change from preliminary results announced on 9 October. Mayor: David Moore Coast ... More >>

Ōpōtiki Shines For Full Calendar Of Matariki Celebrations

Monday, 30 May 2022, 1:11 pm | Opotiki District Council

  This year Ōpōtiki will celebrate the first national Matariki public holiday with more than a week of celebrations and events leading up to the final show and fireworks on Sunday 26 June. Ōpōtiki District Council’s events team ... More >>

Leadership Change At Ōpōtiki District Council

Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 1:04 pm | Opotiki District Council

  Ōpōtiki Mayor, Lyn Riesterer, announced today that the Chief Executive, Aileen Lawrie, would be leaving the role in July to take up a new opportunity as Thames-Coromandel District Council Chief Executive. “On a personal level, I am ... More >>

Ōpōtiki Mayor Voices Concern Over Three Waters Announcement

Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 2:32 pm | Opotiki District Council

  Ōpōtiki Mayor, Lyn Riesterer, added her voice to other councils around the country concerned at the “bulldozer tactics” as government announced its intention to continue largely unchanged in their approach to Three Waters reforms. ... More >>

Opotiki Harbour Construction Passes The Halfway Mark Just Two Years After Funding Announced

Monday, 28 February 2022, 4:18 pm | Opotiki District Council

Construction in Ōpōtiki of one of the largest pieces of non-roading infrastructure seen in New Zealand in decades has now reached the halfway mark, with the Bay of Plenty town’s Mayor, Lyn Riesterer, describing progress as “outstanding.” Two ... More >>

Council Supports Iwi Calls To Restrict Movements This Summer

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 12:09 pm | Opotiki District Council

With a large number of vulnerable, rural communities in the Ōpōtiki District, Ōpōtiki District Council is backing calls from iwi leaders to restrict movement to help keep covid from spreading into the rohe. Ōpōtiki Councillor, Louis Rapihana, ... More >>

Huge crane working hard at harbour construction site

Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 3:37 pm | Opotiki District Council

Some project milestones come in very large packages and the huge Liebherr crane which has been purchased to work on the Ōpōtiki Harbour entrance has certainly turned a lot of heads as it has been delivered (in parts on several trucks) and now that ... More >>

Harbour Project Update - Sand Pile Growing By The Day

Wednesday, 18 August 2021, 4:38 pm | Opotiki District Council

Hanbar units stockpiled by size ready for use on the harbour walls. The large mound of sand near the mouth of the Waioeka River in Ōpōtiki has been attracting almost as much attention as the huge rows of variously-sized hanbar units that line the ... More >>

Shelving The ‘outdated’ Library Overdue Fine

Tuesday, 10 August 2021, 10:58 am | Opotiki District Council

Ōpōtiki District Library has joined the growing number of libraries in New Zealand and around the world that are shelving the ‘odd and outdated’ notion of fines on books returned late. Ōpōtiki library manager, Jo Hunt, said that existing fines ... More >>

Ōpōtiki Library Saves A Kilometre Of Plastic From Landfill

Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 3:31 pm | Opotiki District Council

Small changes can add up to larger, collective action and Ōpōtiki Library has been considering its own plastic footprint over recent years. This Plastic Free July has been a good opportunity to do some analysis and put facts and figures to the ... More >>





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