Meet the Locals #2

Michael O'Leary, by Harriet Bright Michael is a poet, publisher and bookseller at Kākāriki Books on the train platform, who has lived in Paekākāriki for more than twenty years. He came up from Dunedin and was living in ‘a pretty horrible’ old house in Wellington when his friend Moana saw a place … [Read more...] about Meet the Locals #2

Not everyone wears shoes

In 50 years Paekakariki will have changed forever. Its unique character will have been lost to demographic changes. House prices will have continued to rise as Paekakariki becomes an increasingly trendy place to live. Many people who we now consider to make up this village will have been already … [Read more...] about Not everyone wears shoes

A Paekākāriki Bike Ride [Written To The Tune Of ‘Truckin’ By The Grateful Dead]

Ridin’ got my helmet onKeep bikin’ push my pedals downI’m cruisin’ trying to be on timeJust keep ridin’ on   Start on the bike track the north end of PaekakarikiIt’s an easy ten minutes to ride past the stream so keep onA typical sunshiny day and I’m in a daydreamKeep it up and see what … [Read more...] about A Paekākāriki Bike Ride [Written To The Tune Of ‘Truckin’ By The Grateful Dead]

Meet the locals #1

Carol Reihana, her brother Karl Farrell and whānau hold the Ahi Kaa of Ngāti Haumia Ki Paekākāriki. She has iwi affiliations with  Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Raukawa, Te Ātiawa ki Whakarongotai, Ngāi Tahu  and represents Ngāti Haumia on Te Whakaminenga o Kāpiti a partnership between tāngata whenua and the … [Read more...] about Meet the locals #1

Giving it right back

Paekākāriki resident Mark Galbraith’s company, McAra Air Conditioning (Wellington) are delighted to join us as second of two key sponsors for Paekākāriki.nz. Mark’s wish is for their ‘spot’ to be used to advertise what not-for-profit clubs and groups are doing. We wanted to find out more about this … [Read more...] about Giving it right back