Issue 80 - January 2020
From the Mayor
It has been fantastic to see the community come together in recent times and some great new initiatives. I will continue to work with agencies across the board, NZTA, BOPDHB, NZ Police, schools, central and local government for the best outcomes for our communities.
Several big projects are going very well – our sewer rehabilitation project is on track and below budget and we are already seeing benefits with fewer overflows and better service. The stormwater project will add to those benefits and ensure a healthier and less flood-prone township.
To both locals and visitors, please continue to enjoy our little corner of paradise, travel safe and keep well. All the best for an outstanding 2020.
Lyn Riesterer, Mayor
Summer Festival 2019/20
Our events team have again delivered and supported an outstanding collection of family-friendly events for an action-packed summer!
Thousands of locals and visitors alike have enjoyed the Gourmet Food Market, the Ōpōtiki Rodeo, fishing competitions, outdoor movies, live music, beach games and races and even a Scary Night Out.
If you haven’t already been making the most of these events, it is not too late! As this goes to print, final preparations are being made for the hugely popular Ōpōtiki Lantern Festival and O-Mazing Race. Grab a full calendar of events at the i-SITE or view on our website
A fond farewell
A presentation was made to Haki by Deputy Mayor Shona Browne.
New councillors welcomed
Pop-up-shop - community open days
Staff member Tina Gedson at the 2018 Pop up shop.
Town Centre Revitalisation
Arts on tour
Te Tāhuhu o Te Rangi works about to start
15 January, 10.00am – 1.00pm
Ōpōtiki New World O-Mazing Race
16-19 January - Slim’s Bar Family
18 January, 3.00pm – 9.30pm
Ōpōtiki Lantern Festival
Ōpōtiki’s Lantern Festival is so big and
famous it now has its own Facebook
page – make sure you keep up with
the latest news each year, share pics
and vids and know before everyone
else who will be performing in 2021!
25 January, 9:30am
Fun Day Fancy Dress Mixed Pairs
Darts & Speedball Competition
30 and 31 January
Council Community Open Days
18 King Street.
6-7 February – Mataatua Regionals