Making Friends with Honey Flower

Julia Wawrzyniak recently opened Honey Flower & Friends in a tiny gallery at the end of the Holtom Building. Her philosophy encompasses nature and organic processes, along with working in a collective. Julia shares her story with us here. Honey Flower & Friends is second in the … [Read more...] about Making Friends with Honey Flower

Community boards are the flax roots of communities – have your say

There is little doubt community boards are one of the key ways Councils keeps in touch with the flax roots of the communities they represent. Yet, after a representation review that saw residents want Council to be closer to community, Kāpiti Coast Councillors support a proposal that threatens to … [Read more...] about Community boards are the flax roots of communities – have your say

The Birth of Knot Ninja

How knowing your knots just got easier thanks to scouts in Paekākāriki and a local app developer Nick Martin. Image: Nick Martin Everyone has an idea for an app. Maybe it’s like a novel and everyone has one inside them, but it is hard to know where to start if you want to make it a … [Read more...] about The Birth of Knot Ninja

Remembering Tony Taylor

paekakariki.nz pays its respects to village scholar and social activist Tony Taylor. Michael O'Leary has written a fitting tribute to Tony, a man of great enthusiasm, knowledge, compassion and integrity. Tony Taylor. Photo: Warwick Smith/Fairfax NZ Antony James William Taylor … [Read more...] about Remembering Tony Taylor

Kia Kaha Burma, with love from Paekākāriki

Paekākāriki, amongst many stand-out qualities, is likely the smallest town outside Myanmar to have its own Burma support group. KT Julian tells us about this group's important mahi and her personal experience of living there. All Burma Students’ Democratic Front camp, 1997. Photo: KT … [Read more...] about Kia Kaha Burma, with love from Paekākāriki

In Praise of…Helpers!

St Peter's Hall recently held their annual fundraising Book Fair. And it couldn't be done without the help of all the volunteers! Ian Clark from the Paekākāriki Community Trust pays tribute to you all. Image: Bob Zuur Last weekend the Paekākāriki Community Trust held a book fair in St Peter's … [Read more...] about In Praise of…Helpers!

The Perching Parrot takes on Dark Horse

As the locals of Paekākāriki know, The Perching Parrot Café in the heart of the village has been serving up good food, coffee and company for almost a decade. Run by village icon, Nicole Duke, the Parrot is in good hands – Nicole has been in the coffee business for most of her working life. … [Read more...] about The Perching Parrot takes on Dark Horse

Get Hitched

Wellington-based car-share organisation, Hitch, wants to trial their scheme in Paekākāriki. paekakariki.nz supports this carbon-reducing initiative - read on to discover how you can become involved. Frustrated with your commute? No wonder! Every day in New Zealand over 1.5 million people … [Read more...] about Get Hitched