Introducing jazz musician Lucien Johnson

A native of Pukerua Bay, jazz musician, saxophonist and artist Lucien Johnson left the coast in his 20s for Paris and beyond, forming a free jazz trio. Mark Amery talks to Lucien on Paekākāriki 88.2FM ahead of his gig at St Peter's Hall on Sunday 19 June 2022. Lucien Johnson's gift to us was to … [Read more...] about Introducing jazz musician Lucien Johnson

Paekākāriki Potty about Potters: Neil Gardiner

This village on the Kāpiti Coast is becoming known for its ceramics, with a clutch of artists taking to the wheel. Neil Gardiner's time as a potter here goes back to the establishment of Paekākāriki Pottery in the early 1990s - but he began in the wild wood kiln-making days of the early '70s. Now … [Read more...] about Paekākāriki Potty about Potters: Neil Gardiner

Intelligible Cities: An interview with David Groves

Fantasically, Intelligible Cities, a new book by Paekākāriki resident David Groves, sees Marco Polo and Emperor Kublai Khan discussing the weird and wacky ways in which the inhabitants of 26 cities communicate with strangers who arrive at their gates speaking an unknown language.  Groves … [Read more...] about Intelligible Cities: An interview with David Groves

Poets Dinah Hawken and Alison Glenny

Two very fine Paekākāriki poets have issued exceptional new volumes in 2021, so we wanted to share these works with you with some spoken word readings, an interview and two selected poems. Dinah Hawken's Sea-Light (VUP), imbued with the atmosphere of the Paekākāriki seascape, is the poet's … [Read more...] about Poets Dinah Hawken and Alison Glenny

What has become of the Paekākāriki seawall?

Bride Coe expresses concerns about the lack of response from Kāpiti Coast District Council about our vital seawall project and asks for a hui. We asked the council to respond to her concerns and we also publish this below. Bride Coe: Since the adoption of the Long Term Plan Paekākārikians have … [Read more...] about What has become of the Paekākāriki seawall?

Our Community Bought Another House

In the face of an escalating housing crisis the community of Paekākāriki have bought a second house to ensure more local whānau don’t have to leave. Mark Amery reports in words and pictures (with help from village artists) on the Paekākāriki Housing Trust’s activities from their August annual … [Read more...] about Our Community Bought Another House