Wonderful Oratia Craftswomen

aking craft work in Oratia since 1978, the quality of the work is extraordinary. The Oratia Spinning and Craft Group began in a small town in the foothills of the Waitakere Ranges and it has been...

What makes great places?

The Power of 10 is a concept regarding great placemaking.  The idea is that it’s not enough to have just one great place in a neighborhood- you need a number of them to create a truly lively city...

Local Artist – Peter Lange Installation

I saw the last brick artworks heading down our road in Oratia on a large truck.  Very cool. Fancy hearing about a clay bibliography, housed in a brick bookcase? Come along to hear Tessa Laird and...

Kauri Dieback Disease

Yes.  It’s still a serious problem in our forests. How to spot Kauri dieback disease  Look out for Kauri trees with – Yellow leaves Dead branches Thinning canopy Bleeding gum...