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Oratia Thanksgiving

NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE! NOW AT ORATIA SCHOOL HALL! PLEASE EMAIL ANY LAST-MINUTE CHANGES OR CANCELLATIONS TO haveyoursay@saveoratia.org.nz THANKS! WHAT: A NEIGHBOURHOOD GATHERING TO SAY THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED SAVE ORATIA WHO: YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE! If you came to our public meetings, wrote a submission, put up a sign, delivered leaflets, manned the gallery… Continue Reading

ORATIA COMMUNITY RELIEVED BY WATERCARE DECISION

It is with great relief that we bring you the news that the Watercare Board has decided not to build its water treatment plant in Oratia. We are thankful that Watercare has recognised the extreme social impact that a decision to build in Parker Road would have had. We are incredibly proud of our community… Continue Reading

Graeme Gash

As I look back over the last four months I feel a sense of deep pride at the way the community of Oratia has risen so heroically to our defence. It is tinged somewhat with trepidation. Because Watercare are, of course, maintaining their game-face right to the end, no doubt resolute in their determination to… Continue Reading

My name is Danielle Latham and this is my story

I do not live in Parker Road, nor have I ever lived in Parker Road. I did however grow up just across the valley in Rimu Road and at 17 years I left Oratia. Oratia was and still is one of those communities that as a rebellious teenager I did not want to live in.… Continue Reading

Yvonne Lipsham’s Story

Hi my name is Yvonne Lipsham; I was Yvonne Gash before marrying Peter Lipsham in 1974 at the Oratia church at the bottom of our road. The church our Dad & Uncles designed & built with others in the community. I was born in the nursing home at Glengarry Rd, Oratia (yes there was such… Continue Reading

My name is Ross Viskovich

I have had the good fortune to have grown up on Parker Road and to have raised my own 2 children Tina-lee & Russell on Parker Road as well.   My Grandfather Ante Viskovich moved from the gumfields in the far North around 1940 to the property I now own at 128 (formerly 120), he… Continue Reading

Welcome to my home

Welcome to my home on Parker Road… a place where you will find 4 pet sheep, bottled fed from lambs, two brown lace chickens that lay our eggs, three most loved cats, that sleep on our beds, 800 feijoa trees currently laiden with part of our family income, and provider of the ‘work ethic’ we… Continue Reading

My name is Teal Williams.

I am unfortunately one of the many children, and a member of one of the many lovely families that could possibly be affected by the water treatment plant. Watercare, why did you choose such beautiful place where kids run barefoot freely from house to house, garden to garden, treehut to treehut, bush to bush, and… Continue Reading

Social Media News

We are at 2 Parker Road. Got 6 huge turkeys roaming our land. Wonder where do they belong?? landline 8182704. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hello locals of oratia and surrounding areas. I am desperately trying to find some grazing for our family pony noah. He only needs minimal grass. Please if anyone has anything for him to get in touch. I would love for him to be with other ponies or horses but it's not overly important at this stage. ... See MoreSee Less

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