Dunedin-based writer, Kay McKenzie Cooke celebrates a 'significant birthday' for much-loved poet and independent publisher Michael O'Leary aka the Earl of Seacliff. Earlier this month Paekākāriki poet and publisher Michael O'Leary attended Aotearoa's poet laureate David Eggleton's recent … [Read more...] about Part rockstar, part poet. A birthday blessing.
Paekākāriki Pride Festival 2020. A photo story by Bob Zuur. … [Read more...] about Proud as rainbow punch
Paekākāriki 88.2FM's Mark Amery speaks to curator David Teh in Singapore about expanding our notions of sovereignty in a time of a global pandemic, ahead of the premiere of a series of artist films at Pataka in Porirua, Friday evening. In terms of Covid, New Zealand and Singapore have had a … [Read more...] about Pacific Sovereignty and creating an Asia Pacific Bubble
When it comes to Pride -- Paekākāriki is off the leash! The fourth year of the feel-good festival lets the canines shine with the new addition of a dog show this Labour Weekend. Shortly after 2020 kicked off – the world was plunged into bubbles and lockdowns. Social distancing and … [Read more...] about Paekākāriki Pride Festival: gone to the dogs
It’s only natural that Daisy Wood is passionate about medicinal herbs – both her names are from the plant world. The degree-trained medical herbalist and naturopath has a specialty interest in women’s health. Using herbs to heal, she turns plants into delicious teas and medicinal … [Read more...] about Daisy Wood: Plants by name, plants by nature