Paecycle: one year on

Paecycle recently celebrated one year of unresounding success! Susie Pegler takes us on their compost-making goodness journey. Photo: Bob Zuur The vision: Turning food scraps into soil into nutritious food….Closing the circle. Tell me, have you happened to notice the white buckets, every so … [Read more...] about Paecycle: one year on

The Paekākāriki Pops journey

Paekākāriki Pops started from small beginnings and is going from yummy-goodness strength-to-strength. Amy Delahunty tells us about their journey. Photo: Amy Delahunty Paekākāriki Pops began its journey the way so many good things do - from a Playcentre fundraiser back in 2016. Chrissy Vize and … [Read more...] about The Paekākāriki Pops journey

Whareroa walkway

Paekākāriki.nz proudly presents the third in its commissioned series of creative writing to go with our walks. In an allegorical and thought-provoking story, Apirana Taylor winds his way along the Coastal Track through Queen Elizabeth Park between Wainui and Whareroa pā sites. This series sees our … [Read more...] about Whareroa walkway

Carol Reihana – A life of service to others

Janet Holborow (Kāpiti Coast District Councillor and Deputy Mayor) in conversation with Bonny Ranfurly about her beloved sister (and community member) kuia Carol Reihana (1945-2021). Haere atu rā e te kuia, Carol. Carol Reihana and Karl Farrell. Photo: Janet Holborow After a life of caring for … [Read more...] about Carol Reihana – A life of service to others

Local legends of Paekākāriki cycling

Judith Galtry, herself a keen cyclist, talks to legends of the cycling world in Paekākāriki, with images by Mark Coote. Photo: Mark Coote Nowadays, Paekākāriki and its cafes are a mecca for flocks of fluoro clad flamingos on bikes from both the north and south. According to a recent Government … [Read more...] about Local legends of Paekākāriki cycling

Pearl and Florrie’s Musical Mural

An exciting new project is about to be unveiled in the village. Kāpiti's Phill Simmonds revitalises the gripping story of Pearl Mills, Florrie Ward and an angry bull in a graphic art musical mural at the end of Beach Road. The mural will be launched on 12 December 2021. Photo: Phill … [Read more...] about Pearl and Florrie’s Musical Mural

Haere atu rā e te kuia Carol Reihana

Jack McDonald remembers Aunty Carol Reihana who recently passed away. Carol (Ngāti Haumia) was a cherished kuia, a stalwart of the community and her memory will remain in our hearts. Carol Reihana, well known for service to her community. Photo: Jack McDonald Tīwhatiwha te ao, tīwhatiwha te … [Read more...] about Haere atu rā e te kuia Carol Reihana

Paekākāriki History Walk launched

The recently launched Paekākāriki History Walk by the Station Precinct Trust adds new layers to our village's telling of its local history. Bride Coe looks behind the scenes at the making of the walk, which will feature in the Directory of Everything, 'Walks & rides' section on paekākāriki.nz … [Read more...] about Paekākāriki History Walk launched

Finding a Way to Give Back

Magno Vieira has hung up his professional football boots and started a new career as a Harcourt's Real Estate Consultant. Committed to the Paekākāriki community, Magno would like to give something back every time he sells a house here. The donation of a cabinet to the Paekākāriki Sports Club for … [Read more...] about Finding a Way to Give Back