In the wake of Cyclone Gabrielle in February, Paekākāriki Surf Lifesaving Club deployed four of their members to help the search and rescue efforts in Hawkes Bay. Fiona Bailey tells us how it unfolded. The Category 3 cyclone hit the Hawke's Bay area in February 2023, causing extensive damage to … [Read more...] about Paekākāriki Surf Lifesavers to the rescue!
Mosaic benches outside St Peter’s Church?
A local group is proposing that the benches outside St Peter's Church on Beach Road are beautified with mosaic artwork designed by local artists. Find out more from Julie Warren. A group of local residents, led by Jenny Clark, is floating an idea about installing mosaic artworks on the backs of … [Read more...] about Mosaic benches outside St Peter’s Church?
Fundraising for our regional gallery with a film that reveals NZ’s rich arts in education history
The Mahara Gallery in Waikanae continues to fundraise for their exciting new refurbishment due to open in 2023. St Peter's Hall in Paekākāriki will host their film fundraiser, 'The HeART of the Matter', a documentary which profiles the ground-breaking post WWII educational shift that brought art and … [Read more...] about Fundraising for our regional gallery with a film that reveals NZ’s rich arts in education history
Weasel caught on Ames Street!
BREAKING NEWS – A weasel was caught on Ames Street yesterday, near Beach Road. It was lured in by what it thought was an egg…but was actually a golf ball!This particular trap is near a known penguin nesting site and has been a very active trap over the years. With this catch we have saved a few … [Read more...] about Weasel caught on Ames Street!
Predator Free receives Community Board Grant
Thank you very much to the Community Board for the recent grant to help with the new community spaces traps, and bait for the traps. Below catch data for the month of February, including the new public spaces traps. According to our records the village stoat/s is still at large! If you have … [Read more...] about Predator Free receives Community Board Grant