#perching

Heard of the planking phenomenon? Paekākāriki gives you it’s own take: #perching

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Launch Party

A community party celebrating Matariki and the official launch of Paekakariki.NZ.

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O, poetry! O, Helen Heath!

Paekākāriki poet, Helen Heath, just won big time at the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards for her poetry collection, Are Friends Electric? Here she chats to two other local poets, Maria McMillan and daughter Lily McMillan.

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For Preservation

Jenny Clark writes about the heritage of our Paekākāriki buildings and the merit in saving them

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Children and parents learn te reo Māori together

“Tapawha whero!” yells three-year-old Hana as she proudly points to a red square on a board. She’s playing a game naming colours and shapes at Paekākāriki Playcentre with Whaea Wai Miller who visits the centre each week to help the children and their parents to practise their te reo Māori.

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