Gilbert Haisman 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 “randomly” across the railway lines for the … [Read more...] about Meet the locals #4
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
John Newton Porter, a foundation member of the Kapiti US Marines Trust and tireless community advocate died earlier this year. He was 86. Allie Webber, friend and fellow Kapiti US Marines trustee, remembers a man deeply rooted in community values. John Porter or “J.P.”, as he was known, … [Read more...] about Remembering a Community Champion
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!