Paekākāriki villagers are known for their love of books. No surprise then that the Paekākāriki Book Fair is chocka with both tomes and people, and in the midst of the banana boxes are Jenny and Ian Clark. Books books books. We have a well loved small library on Wellington Road and two shared … [Read more...] about Books Books Books: Ian and Jenny Clark
Paekākāriki's Felix Pharand Deschênes is playing a major role in helping define the visual narrative of the Anthropocene — the age we are now said to inhabit, a time when we as humans are exerting more influence over the planet's environment than any other element. Mark Amery from paekakariki.nz … [Read more...] about Picturing our Changing World
Holly Jane Ewens is to step down from her role as Paekākāriki.nz coordinating editor. A heartfilled thank you from many of us. There’s something missing in my life that I would hazard may be missing from yours, too. I want to be shown the wonders of Holly Jane Ewens’ hat room. She has to … [Read more...] about Hanging up her hat
Making use of the land you already have becomes a keen issue nationwide as the availability of property becomes more difficult. In Paekākāriki the community has begun making better use of grounds they have access to – a strip of land between the village's northern boundary and the Paekākāriki … [Read more...] about Paekākāriki advances north!
Paekākāriki 88.2FM's Mark Amery speaks to curator David Teh in Singapore about expanding our notions of sovereignty in a time of a global pandemic, ahead of the premiere of a series of artist films at Pataka in Porirua, Friday evening. In terms of Covid, New Zealand and Singapore have had a … [Read more...] about Pacific Sovereignty and creating an Asia Pacific Bubble
Dr Mike Joy, a founder of the Better Futures Forum Beyond the upcoming election, how can all citizens contribute to a vision for change? The Better Futures Forum has been founded by Paekākāriki’s Dr Mike Joy (a well known freshwater advocate) and a core group of others to seize this moment of … [Read more...] about Seizing the moment for change: Dr Mike Joy
Herbalist and naturopath Daisy Wood on winter wellness and life in Paekākāriki. Interviewed on Te Pae, Paekakariki 88.2FM with Mark Amery and Sylvia Bagnall, July 2020. Daisy is part of Winter Wellness and Homegrown Health, Paekākāriki School 2pm Sunday 2 … [Read more...] about Winter wellness with Daisy Wood
Found under the house of Paekākāriki's former chemist Mr Bill Carson during lockdown is a 1950 copy of a fortnightly community newspaper, Paekākāriki Progress. This is what a community website or newspaper (shades of Paekakariki Xpressed 2000-2010) looked like 70 years ago. With its hand-drawn … [Read more...] about Paekākāriki Progress: community media 70 years ago
A beautiful record of a community day and night 20 June at St Peters Hall Paekākāriki by photographer Bob Zuur with an array of musical talent and words from Gilbert Haisman. This night saw the hall's new floorboards given a thorough test. Here, we take the chance to remember a few of our people in … [Read more...] about Bubble breakout!
A photo essay from 2004 by photographer Andrew Ross with text by Mark Amery. This hotel no longer stands, yet it remains shimmering there in the mind's eye on Beach Road. Fully occupied with stories. Stories of wild nights, sunny afternoons, and crazy rides in and out of Paekākāriki town. … [Read more...] about The last years of the Paekākāriki Pub