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

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

Scoreboards & brawls

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