The Paekākāriki Pops journey

Paekākāriki Pops started from small beginnings and is going from yummy-goodness strength-to-strength. Amy Delahunty tells us about their journey. Paekākāriki Pops began its journey the way so many good things do - from a Playcentre fundraiser back in 2016. Chrissy Vize and Amy Delahunty have … [Read more...] about The Paekākāriki Pops journey

Whareroa walkway

Paekākā proudly presents the third in its commissioned series of creative writing to go with our walks. In an allegorical and thought-provoking story, Apirana Taylor winds his way along the Coastal Track through Queen Elizabeth Park between Wainui and Whareroa pā sites. This series sees our … [Read more...] about Whareroa walkway

Carol Reihana – A life of service to others

Janet Holborow (Kāpiti Coast District Councillor and Deputy Mayor) in conversation with Bonny Ranfurly about her beloved sister (and community member) kuia Carol Reihana (1945-2021). Haere atu rā e te kuia, Carol. After a life of caring for others, and for the community, Carol Reihana passed … [Read more...] about Carol Reihana – A life of service to others

Local legends of Paekākāriki cycling

Judith Galtry, herself a keen cyclist, talks to legends of the cycling world in Paekākāriki, with images by Mark Coote. Nowadays, Paekākāriki and its cafes are a mecca for flocks of fluoro clad flamingos on bikes from both the north and south. According to a recent Government Cabinet paper … [Read more...] about Local legends of Paekākāriki cycling

Pearl and Florrie’s Musical Mural

An exciting new project is about to be unveiled in the village. Kāpiti's Phill Simmonds revitalises the gripping story of Pearl Mills, Florrie Ward and an angry bull in a graphic art musical mural at the end of Beach Road. The mural will be launched on 12 December 2021. From Sunday 12 December … [Read more...] about Pearl and Florrie’s Musical Mural

Haere atu rā e te kuia Carol Reihana

Jack McDonald remembers Aunty Carol Reihana who recently passed away. Carol (Ngāti Haumia) was a cherished kuia, a stalwart of the community and her memory will remain in our hearts. Tīwhatiwha te ao, tīwhatiwha te pō. He rā pōuri, he pō kerekere. Kua hinga he totara i te wao nui a Tāne, he … [Read more...] about Haere atu rā e te kuia Carol Reihana