Meet the locals #4

Gilbert Haisman Portrait of Gilbert by Taja Farslow Gilbert and Kamala will be familiar figures to many, walking their beloved little dog on the shore or around the village. Gilbert, a well known musician in the Paekakariki community, has lived here half a century after he turned … [Read more...] about Meet the locals #4

Meet the locals #3

Suzie Richardson Suzie’s parents first settled here when they were balloted for one of five houses built in Paekākāriki for returned servicemen after the Second World War.  Suzie left New Zealand just after her parents moved into it and married in Australia. Her husband Ted was a marine … [Read more...] about Meet the locals #3

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

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