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
Mark Amery reports on a special time for www.paekakariki.nz and looks back on the site’s activity since it launched. Image: Mark Coote A rocket launch at the end of June 2019 at the Paekākāriki Surf Club as the sun sets. We huddle together against the cold before a beach fire, or we perch … [Read more...] about How we are doing. Me pēhea tatou
With Aotearoa in lockdown Anzac Day in Paekākāriki has begun with a dawn service at letterboxes. We would usually gather to march to Memorial Hall for the roll of honour to be called, addresses and the Last Post to be played. This year we present our Anzac Day ceremony online through services past, … [Read more...] about Anzac Day 2020 Paekakariki
When it rains hard a treasured Kāpiti Coast waterway, Wainui Stream turns very brown. Home to some of the best native fish biodiversity in the Wellington region the stream, says freshwater ecologist and advocate Mike Joy, has long been abused. It is now likely being damaged by Transmission Gully … [Read more...] about We are failing the Wainui