The Birth of Knot Ninja

How knowing your knots just got easier thanks to scouts in Paekākāriki and a local app developer 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 reality. The internet has … [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. Antony James William Taylor (1926-2021) Paekākāriki has lost one of its more colourful … [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. Paekākāriki Burma Support (PBS) was founded in the wake of the … [Read more...] about Kia Kaha Burma, with love from Paekākāriki

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 drive … [Read more...] about Get Hitched

The Smallest Chemist with the Biggest Stock: Bill Carson’s Chemist remembered

The Paekākāriki Station Museum has created an exhibition dedicated to ‘the smallest chemist with the biggest stock’. Bill Carson ran his tiny chemist in Paekākāriki from the 1930s until the shop closed in 1981, initially from the Holtoms Building then from 12 Beach Road. He became a deeply loved and … [Read more...] about The Smallest Chemist with the Biggest Stock: Bill Carson’s Chemist remembered