Dayll McCahon talks to the Principal of Paekākāriki School, Julia Bevin, about the importance of play-based learning and how that relates to children's mental health and her PhD. You can also listen to an interview between Megan Salole and Julia about just this! Did you know the principal of … [Read more...] about A fascinating talk with Julia Bevin, Principal of Paekākāriki School
Located in the heart of Paekākāriki, Holtom's Art Studios is a light, modern, welcoming space. Steeped in history, the building dates back to 1920 and various businesses have been based there over the years. Alan Wehipeihana, long-time resident of Holtom's, tells Nik Bullard about the art studio’s … [Read more...] about Holtom’s Art Studios: art in the heart of Paekākāriki
Paekākariki School’s celebration for Matariki, the Māori new year, was extra special this year as it unveiled a memorial plaque and tree to remember a significant local kuia. The plaque recognised Jean Matekitewhawhai Andrews, QSM, a kuia of Ngāti Haumia ki Paekākāriki, Ngāti Toa and Te Āti … [Read more...] about Matariki tree planting and plaque honours Paekākāriki kuia
Weasels may look small and relatively harmless, but they are ruthless predators. Not only are they a threat to our native species, including our skink and gecko populations, but also our chicken flocks, having lost one of our chickens to a weasel or stoat attack! See comments for recent study into … [Read more...] about A weasel caught at Campbell Park!
On Wednesday 21 June, Finns Hotel in Paekākāriki hosted a celebration at the completion of Paekākāriki’s historic photo display and the launch of two books on local history. Local museum and history volunteers along with a group of students from Paekākāriki School attended the … [Read more...] about Celebrating Paekākāriki’s photographic past
Seven years ago, The Paekākāriki Housing Trust was created in response to a local family being unable to find a house for rent in the village. As that project nears completion, with a sale of the house to the whanaū expected shortly, two of the former trustees, Tina Pope and Holly Jane Ewens, talk … [Read more...] about Paekākāriki Housing Trust: it takes a community to house us all
The annual Book Fair is a major fundraiser for St Peter's Village Hall. Run by the Paekākāriki Community Trust, an enthusiastic team of volunteers, and from books generously donated by the community, there's sure to be something for everyone. 6pm on Friday 7 July | First pick + refreshments | … [Read more...] about The Legendary Paekākāriki Book Fair Returns!
Sean McKinley from the Paekākāriki Community Board provides as an update from Kāpiti Coast District Council on the progress of the seawall. On Wednesday 30 May, as Paekākāriki Community Board Chair, I was invited to attend the Paekākāriki Seawall Update briefing from Sean Mallon, Group Manager … [Read more...] about Paekākāriki Seawall Update
At the recent Paekākāriki Resilient hui, a series of speakers spoke of their experience in a natural disaster, or how to plan for one, and others brainstormed ideas on how to survive one. Kerren Hedlund shares the details. On Sunday 7 May, we experienced a very enjoyable evening at St Peter's … [Read more...] about Paekākāriki Lets Get Prepared!
In late April 2023, Paekākāriki buzzed with excitement and activities commemorating 100 years of Forest & Bird | Te Reo of Te Taiao. Captain Val Sanderson, a pioneering conservationist, featured prominently in the celebrations. In brilliant autumn weather, Paekākāriki celebrated 100 years … [Read more...] about Birds of a feather flock together: Forest & Bird celebrated