Home' Waitomo News : 26 July 2016 Contents 4 Waitomo News Tuesday, July 26, 2016
ARE YOU DRIVER ENOUGH?
NEW technology will assist Otorohanga His-
torical Society members to catalogue the memo-
ries of yesteryear.
The donation of a new computer to the society
this week from the Web Access Waikato Trust will
ensure easy access to all of the society’s collection.
Society president Nan Owen says most of the
Kakamutu Rd museum’s records are presently
kept on her home computer, with some on an
old secondhand computer obtained from the
Otorohanga District Council in 2008.
She says transferring the book ‘Footsteps
Through Time, written by herself which chroni-
cles major events in the district, onto the new
computer means society members can add to the
HISTORIAN Nan Owen is looking forward to receiving a new computer donated by the Web
Access Waikato Trust so all of the Otorohanga Historical Society’s information can be stored
in one place.
Web Access Waikato Trust (formerly Comput-
ers in Homes) works with low decile schools help-
ing students and their families use the internet,
email and computers at home, school and work.
Chairman Shane Hobson says the trust is more
than happy to assist after hearing that the society
was in need of a computer upgrade.
“We will certainly be spending some time
with them to assist in getting the best out of this
Mrs Owen says she is looking forward to input-
ting the data.
“I am more than happy to have everything in
one place as there is so much historical informa-
tion, and having it here, there and everywhere
means it could get forgotten about and lost.”
Hat auction postponed
AN unforeseen clash of events resulted
in the last minute postponement of the
Waitomo Caves Fundraising Committee’s
charity Hat Auction on Friday night.
This year’s auction will benefit the
Otorohanga and Te Kuiti volunteer fire
brigades, although organisers have not
yet confirmed a date.
Last year’s event raised more than
Blood donors wanted
THE New Zealand Blood Service will be
in Otorohanga on Thursday and donors
are urgently needed. From 9.30am-1pm
the service will be at the Otorohanga
Club in Maniapoto St. Donors can call
in or make an appointment by phoning
0800 448 325.
BEEF + Lamb New Zealand is holding
a series of meetings in the North King
Country. Tomorrow the organisation’s
annual consultation meeting will be held
at the Otorohanga Club at 5.30pm prior
to the Healthy Rivers: Plan For Change/
Wai Ora meeting at 6.15pm.
The consultation meeting has two areas
of focus for farmers – the new direction
for market development and a review
of B+L NZ’s constitution. The Healthy
Rivers meeting will update farmers on
proposed rule and how these will affect
On Thursday, a land and environment
planning workshop will be held at the
Te Waitere Boat Club from 10am-3pm to
help farmers develop a level 2 land and
For more information email Rachel Jukes
Enrol to vote
MORE than 135,000 people have updat-
ed their enrolment details since the start
of the Electoral Commission’s enrolment
update campaign but there are still tens
of thousands of New Zealanders not
enrolled. Enrolment update packs were
mailed to 3.1 million people at the end
of June. About 20,000 were returned as
‘gone, no address’.
Chief electoral officer Robert Peden says
as local authority elections are held by
postal vote in October it is important
people are enrolled to have their say.
People must enrol or update their details
by August 12.
For enrolment forms visit the website –
elections.org.nz, freetext your name and
address to 3676, call 0800 36 76 56 or
call into any PostShop.
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