Robin White: Te Papa exhibition and Paekākāriki connection

Judith Galtry highlights the strong connection Robin White had to Paekākāriki and the creative people she knew here. Her exhibition, Robin White: Something Is Happening Here, is on at Te Papa Tongarewa until 18 September 2022. Robin White: Something Is Happening Here is a beautifully … [Read more...] about Robin White: Te Papa exhibition and Paekākāriki connection

A recycled garden shed: a dream come true

Maree White shares her story of how a dream came true - building a garden shed out of recycled materials. Ever since I was a four-year-old tottering along behind my grandad in his garden and glasshouse, eating the grapes and tomatoes as we went, I was hooked on gardening, and dreamed one day to … [Read more...] about A recycled garden shed: a dream come true

Beware the kororā!

Vivienne Jeffs asks us to look out for our local taonga, the kororā (little blue penguin), as they come ashore to nest and reminds us how we can help protect them. Paekākāriki residents please be alert: kororā - little blue penguins - are starting to come ashore to nest on your beach right … [Read more...] about Beware the kororā!

Finding Fungi in Paekākāriki

Sally Heppenstall tells us about her fascination for fungi and where to find it locally and beyond. Disclaimer: This story is for fascination and photography (not for eating or ingesting for other reasons). Fungi season is upon us and now is a great time to go exploring the local bush areas, … [Read more...] about Finding Fungi in Paekākāriki

Predator Free Paekākāriki – got a trap?

Predator Free Paekākāriki traps rodents and records the results. They need your help to do this - you could even win $30 worth of goodies from Paekākāriki Fruit Supply. Maree White and Amelia Geary update us on Predator Free Paekākāriki's latest trapping news from around the village and their … [Read more...] about Predator Free Paekākāriki – got a trap?

The Housing Crisis and KCDC: have your say

The Paekākāriki Housing Trust needs your help to ensure Council has the tools to make a difference to the housing crisis. Tina Pope suggests a solution and urges you to fill in the council's affordable housing survey. You have until 5pm on Friday 8 July to have your say. The Paekākāriki … [Read more...] about The Housing Crisis and KCDC: have your say

Paekākāriki Surf Lifesaving needs your help!

Karen Simpson provides an illuminating overview of the history and function of the Paekākāriki Surf Lifesaving Club. In continuous operation since 1913, saving many lives and providing numerous community services, the Club is now in desperate need of a new building. This is where the community comes … [Read more...] about Paekākāriki Surf Lifesaving needs your help!

Matariki plant-a-thon

Megan Salole on a change of name for Paekākāriki's Matariki planting project with a useful kōrero around the appropriate use of te ao Māori concepts. Buy a pack, and/or join others in the community at Wai Ata this Friday 24 June at 9am to help restore our natural habitat. Matariki plant-a-thon … [Read more...] about Matariki plant-a-thon