In Praise of…Helpers!

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!

The Perching Parrot takes on Dark Horse

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

Get Hitched

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

The Smallest Chemist with the Biggest Stock: Bill Carson’s Chemist remembered

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