Located in the heart of Paekākāriki, Holtom's Art Studios is a light, modern, welcoming space. Steeped in history, the building dates back to 1920 and various businesses have been based there over the years. Alan Wehipeihana, long-time resident of Holtom's, tells Nik Bullard about the art studio’s … [Read more...] about Holtom’s Art Studios: art in the heart of Paekākāriki
An extract from Paekākāriki artist Ned Wenlock's remarkable debut graphic novel Tsunami, available now from leading publisher, Earth's End Publishing, followed by an interview with Ned on Paekākāriki.FM. An emotional rather than physical tsunami, this graphic novel deals with what could … [Read more...] about A different kind of Tsunami
Paekākariki School’s celebration for Matariki, the Māori new year, was extra special this year as it unveiled a memorial plaque and tree to remember a significant local kuia. The plaque recognised Jean Matekitewhawhai Andrews, QSM, a kuia of Ngāti Haumia ki Paekākāriki, Ngāti Toa and Te Āti … [Read more...] about Matariki tree planting and plaque honours Paekākāriki kuia
Weasels may look small and relatively harmless, but they are ruthless predators. Not only are they a threat to our native species, including our skink and gecko populations, but also our chicken flocks, having lost one of our chickens to a weasel or stoat attack! See comments for recent study into … [Read more...] about A weasel caught at Campbell Park!