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
On Monday 23 September, more than 50 Paekākāriki School students along with community artist, Rachel Benefield, were at the unveiling of their two newest panels celebrating the story of Paekākāriki’s famous wāhine, Kahe Te-Rau-o-te-Rangi. School children have been working with Rachel Benefield to … [Read more...] about Kahe Te-Rau-o-te-Rangi: A celebration of art and wāhine toa
Jenny Clarke gives us a run-down of recent celebrations of Paekākāriki's sporting history with images by Mick Finn. There is always plenty for Paekakariki residents to do and see. The History Day on September 15 was a splendid opportunity to gather in St Peter's Hall to learn about the … [Read more...] about Scoreboards & brawls
Every community has challenges and strengths particular to their place. Paekākāriki is no exception. We asked the village what questions they'd like to know answers to before making their votes in the local body and Paekākāriki Community Board elections this October, and in response candidates … [Read more...] about Paekākāriki – meet your candidates!
Towards the end of 2018, long-standing Community Board member Steve Eckett resigned as Deputy Chair and member due to work commitments. Because the vacancy occurred less than 12 months before the date of the next triennial election, 12 October 2019, a by-election was not required to fill the … [Read more...] about New energy and expertise
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
Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutoa katoa. Ko Holly Jane Ewens a hau. Transience is an important contributor to the colourful make-up of our village and, reflecting on our heritage, it seems it’s always been so. Our mana whenua, Ngāti Haumia journeyed here from Kawhia. We were the coach stop … [Read more...] about Te haerenga: the journey
PICI (Paekākāriki Informed Community Inc) are looking for a motivated, experienced and locally plugged in community member to take up a contract that will involve we estimate four-eight hours per week over an initial six month contract with a fee equating to $200 per week. This is the … [Read more...] about Contract offered: Coordinating Editor (part-time) Paekakariki.nz
Much excitement! From Sunday 28 February Paekakakariki 88.2FM’s extending its hours so your day kicks off at 8am after the Kapiti bird’s dawn chorus. But wait there’s more! We have six new shows starting this month, with a big injection from new local DJs who are either at Kapiti College or … [Read more...] about Extended hours! New shows!
Welcome to Paekakariki – we hope this site helps you to find your way around. Paekakariki: To the Ngati Haumia who settled here it was the bay of the kakariki – some say it’s another name for paradise … it’s even been called The Centre of the Universe. But whatever it’s been called, while you’re … [Read more...] about Announcing Paekākāriki.nz