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.
Paekākāriki writer Rob Hack on what motivates anyone to write a poem, or become a poet.
What is happening in our newest community space? A welcome for you to join in, plus a short history in images and words of the journey it took to get here.
Jenny Clark writes about the heritage of our Paekākāriki buildings and the merit in saving them
“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.
Meet Gilbert, Kamala and Jon.
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.
Allie Webber remembers John Porter — a man deeply rooted in community values.
Jenny Clarke gives us a run-down of recent celebrations of Paekākāriki’s sporting history with images by Mick Finn.
We hear from those standing for both the Paekākāriki-Raumati seat, district wide seat, mayoralty and Community Board.
Fiona Gunter Firth dives into the history of Lake Hallow
Heard of the planking phenomenon? Paekākāriki gives you it’s own take: #perching