Anzac Day 2020 Paekakariki

With Aotearoa in lockdown Anzac Day in Paekākāriki has begun with a dawn service at letterboxes. We would usually gather to march to Memorial Hall for the roll of honour to be called, addresses and the Last Post to be played. This year we present our Anzac Day ceremony online through services past, … [Read more...] about Anzac Day 2020 Paekakariki

Stronger together: What communities can do in the Covid-19 crisis

From Italy’s ‘Listen to Your Grandmother’ campaign and Bristol’s Mothers Turned Drug Runners to RongoCare in the tiny village of Rongotea, Louise Thornley has been researching great NZ and international community responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.  A public health researcher, most recently … [Read more...] about Stronger together: What communities can do in the Covid-19 crisis

The complete history of the Paekākāriki Progressive Association

A true and accurate chronicle of an episode in Paekākāriki community politics by Gilbert Haisman. Images: Mark Amery In 1973, a military chap came to live in our village. He discerned a need for a Ratepayers Association and called a public meeting to discuss his proposal. Posters went up in … [Read more...] about The complete history of the Paekākāriki Progressive Association

Interior world: a community photo-essay of life in isolation

Many Paekākāriki locals responded to www.paekakariki.nz's week-one-in-isolation photo challenge. Here's an essay hand-picked by illustrations editor Mark Coote. Our contributors: Ralph Wallace, Maree White, Lindsay Christopherson, Mark Amery, Steve Bright, Nik Bullard, Lesley Olsson, Annabel … [Read more...] about Interior world: a community photo-essay of life in isolation