A Colourful Community

Louve Pharand-Doucet is a young French Canadian student passionate about music, feminism and photography. She moved with her family in 2018 to New Zealand for a new adventure. She wants her works to show the diversity and beauty that is all around us, everyday. Escapade d'après-midi / Afternoon … [Read more...] about A Colourful Community

The Paekākāriki Green Dream: Realising a Community Orchard and Garden Project

Work over the last seven years to create a commons space to encourage Paekākāriki’s self sufficiency and strengthen community is now a reality with Paekākāriki Orchards and Gardens. This year this local open group secured a four year license to use an acre of land at the northern end of the village … [Read more...] about The Paekākāriki Green Dream: Realising a Community Orchard and Garden Project

Welcome

I  was  going  down the  wooden steps  onto the beachon  a fine  early spring  day and there  they wereto  meet  me, Bill,  Rach and Elsa,standing  on the tide-­‐line  waving out. I  was  wearing  an orange … [Read more...] about Welcome

Meet the Locals #2

Michael O'Leary, by Harriet Bright Michael is a poet, publisher and bookseller at Kākāriki Books on the train platform, who has lived in Paekākāriki for more than twenty years. He came up from Dunedin and was living in ‘a pretty horrible’ old house in Wellington when his friend Moana saw a place … [Read more...] about Meet the Locals #2