Commercial Vehicle Safety Centre proposed for Emerald Glen Road

The NZ Transport Agency’s plan for a souped-up version of a truck weigh station, planned for land at the start of Emerald Glen Road, has hit some wobbles as locals and the Paekākāriki Community Board express their disappointment at the lack of consultation. At approximately 1hectare in area, … [Read more...] about Commercial Vehicle Safety Centre proposed for Emerald Glen Road

The Paekākāriki Green Dream: Realising a Community Orchard and Garden Project

Work over the last seven years to create a commons space to encourage Paekākāriki’s self sufficiency and strengthen community is now a reality with Paekākāriki Orchards and Gardens. This year this local open group secured a four year license to use an acre of land at the northern end of the village … [Read more...] about The Paekākāriki Green Dream: Realising a Community Orchard and Garden Project

For Preservation

Jenny Clark writes about the heritage of our Beach Road buildings and the merit in saving them. Holtom’s Buildings, 1922 (Station Museum - Beauchamp Collection) Paekākāriki is a village in every sense of the word.  Its geographical position — bounded by steep hills, the … [Read more...] about For Preservation

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

How it started – Paekākāriki Escarpment track

We kept muttering this to ourselves as we took another swipe at the stems which were thick like bamboo. It took about an hour to make 5 metres progress using a slasher. The idea was to make a track going all the way to Pukerua Bay, and deep down we knew it was impossible. Nga Uruora looks after … [Read more...] about How it started – Paekākāriki Escarpment track

How to grow lizards

I have lived in Paekākāriki for over 35 years. Most of that time I have not known much about lizards. Sure, there have always been a few skinks running around my garden. But that was about all I knew. All that began to change when Ngā Uruora hired Ecogecko to do a series of local lizard surveys. … [Read more...] about How to grow lizards