Chainsaw handling lessons

Andrew felled a couple of dangerous pines from behind Seaview and took the opportunity to give some training in chainsaw sharpening and handling to staff and volunteers. John, Alex and …

A farewell gift

Arnie organised a very special farewell gift for the Dyck family. Arnie travelled especially to Te Kauwhata to purchase a beautifully carved waka. He originally went for some poenamo but …

Kids and Kai

How blessed we are to have so many children here at Orama. Before the Raikes left for Hawaii we had 18 children with eight on the school bus each day. …

Winter projects

The winter months June, July, August are slower here at Orama and a good time to get projects done. Here Alex and Andrew prepare for new shelves in the kitchen …

Open Mic Night

After neighbour’s night on June 13th we had our first open mic night. The evening was arranged at the last minute by Kimberley and was open to all-comers. Word spread …

Wild southerlies

You really know winter has hit you when the cold south westerly blows into the bay. You can see these shots from Fountains Bach where the surf’s up and the …