Friends of the Otaki River
Haere Mai. Tena Koutou.
Welcome to the Friends' site
lFriends of the Otaki River is a diverse group of people with an interest in returning the Otaki River to good health and making it the jewel in the district's ecological crown.
Next Event - March 11 annual Gravel Grab. CANCELLED - due to changes to the river following the February 2 flood.
First planting for the year 2017 - Sunday 21 May - Otaki Growers Trust
a letter from the pupils of Te Horo School to the Friends about their recent planting
'On Wednesday, 6 Te Horo children went to the Otaki River to help plant trees. Victor, Rosa, Maddie, Luka, Angus and I were there to help. There were 25 other people who helped plant 1000 trees. We all got help from an adult, they showed us how to plant the trees correctly. They showed us all the steps so the tree won’t die. After we had planted all the trees we had morning tea we had Juice, sausages and biscuits. Max did a speech about the trees and our community and how Irene and Ray Mackle are such a big help to making this happen. The children, Irene and Ray pulled the rag off the sign. The sign said “ Te Horo School 2016 Philipp foundation. They have donated 5000 dollars to the people at Otaki river who had organized it. The people there took lots of photos of us planting the trees and taking the rag of of the sign.Thank you to all the people who helped us plant and the transport. It was great fun and I would love to go next year.'
New Boardwalk at the Estuary
May 2016 - Estuary Walking Track & Boardwalk now open thanks to generous support from Koastal Kerb Ltd- check it out - it's just along from the viewing platform in Kapiti Lane.