St Peter's Hall recently held their annual fundraising Book Fair. And it couldn't be done without the help of all the volunteers! Ian Clark from the Paekākāriki Community Trust pays tribute to you all. Image: Bob Zuur Last weekend the Paekākāriki Community Trust held a book fair in St Peter's … [Read more...] about In Praise of…Helpers!
As the locals of Paekākāriki know, The Perching Parrot Café in the heart of the village has been serving up good food, coffee and company for almost a decade. Run by village icon, Nicole Duke, the Parrot is in good hands – Nicole has been in the coffee business for most of her working life. … [Read more...] about The Perching Parrot takes on Dark Horse
Wellington-based car-share organisation, Hitch, wants to trial their scheme in Paekākāriki. paekakariki.nz supports this carbon-reducing initiative - read on to discover how you can become involved. Frustrated with your commute? No wonder! Every day in New Zealand over 1.5 million people … [Read more...] about Get Hitched
Paekākāriki villagers are known for their love of books. No surprise then that the Paekākāriki Book Fair is chocka with both tomes and people, and in the midst of the banana boxes are Jenny and Ian Clark. Books books books. We have a well loved small library on Wellington Road and two shared … [Read more...] about Books Books Books: Ian and Jenny Clark
In an extract from his history of Paekākāriki school, Michael O'Leary writes about its history from an old farming shed by the railway in 1886, to the celebrated home of the barefoot learner today. The book is available from the Paekākāriki Station Museum, Dixie 888 … [Read more...] about Home of the Barefoot Learner
The Paekākāriki Station Museum has created an exhibition dedicated to ‘the smallest chemist with the biggest stock’. Bill Carson ran his tiny chemist in Paekākāriki from the 1930s until the shop closed in 1981, initially from the Holtoms Building then from 12 Beach Road. He became a deeply loved and … [Read more...] about The Smallest Chemist with the Biggest Stock: Bill Carson’s Chemist remembered