Liana’s lockdown challenge: to paint every day

Liana Stupples is well-known in Paekākāriki for her wild play and 're-wilding yourself' activities. She is also a talented artist - she shares her watercolour illustrations of local scenes she loves created during lockdown. Liana Stupples. Photo supplied. When lockdown fell this time my … [Read more...] about Liana’s lockdown challenge: to paint every day

Making Friends with Honey Flower

Julia Wawrzyniak recently opened Honey Flower & Friends in a tiny gallery at the end of the Holtom Building. Her philosophy encompasses nature and organic processes, along with working in a collective. Julia shares her story with us here. Honey Flower & Friends is second in the … [Read more...] about Making Friends with Honey Flower

Community boards are the flax roots of communities – have your say

There is little doubt community boards are one of the key ways Councils keeps in touch with the flax roots of the communities they represent. Yet, after a representation review that saw residents want Council to be closer to community, Kāpiti Coast Councillors support a proposal that threatens to … [Read more...] about Community boards are the flax roots of communities – have your say

Exterior World: A community photo-essay of scenes from a lockdown walk

Many Paekākāriki locals responded to our call to send in photos while out and about on their 2021 lockdown walks. Here's an essay hand-picked by illustrations editor Mark Coote. Many thanks to our contributors: Amy Delahunty, Carolyn Parker, Himiona Grace, Ngaere MacKinnon, Bridget … [Read more...] about Exterior World: A community photo-essay of scenes from a lockdown walk