The Birth of Knot Ninja

How knowing your knots just got easier thanks to scouts in Paekākāriki and a local app developer Nick Martin. Image: Nick Martin Everyone has an idea for an app. Maybe it’s like a novel and everyone has one inside them, but it is hard to know where to start if you want to make it a … [Read more...] about The Birth of Knot Ninja

Our Community Bought Another House

In the face of an escalating housing crisis the community of Paekākāriki have bought a second house to ensure more local whānau don’t have to leave. Mark Amery reports in words and pictures (with help from village artists) on the Paekākāriki Housing Trust’s activities from their August annual … [Read more...] about Our Community Bought Another House

Remembering Tony Taylor pays its respects to village scholar and social activist Tony Taylor. Michael O'Leary has written a fitting tribute to Tony, a man of great enthusiasm, knowledge, compassion and integrity. Tony Taylor. Photo: Warwick Smith/Fairfax NZ Antony James William Taylor … [Read more...] about Remembering Tony Taylor

Kia Kaha Burma, with love from Paekākāriki

Paekākāriki, amongst many stand-out qualities, is likely the smallest town outside Myanmar to have its own Burma support group. KT Julian tells us about this group's important mahi and her personal experience of living there. All Burma Students’ Democratic Front camp, 1997. Photo: KT … [Read more...] about Kia Kaha Burma, with love from Paekākāriki