The Dogs of Paekākāriki

During the last week of lockdown in August 2021, Bob Zuur photographed dogs and their humans on Paekākāriki Beach. Set to Tū Tilley's song White Cloud Island, enjoy this visual and aural delight! "Something I noticed when walking my dog on Paekākāriki Beach during lockdown was that lots of others … [Read more...] about The Dogs of Paekākāriki

Exterior World: A community photo-essay of scenes from a lockdown walk

Many Paekākāriki locals responded to our call to send in photos while out and about on their 2021 lockdown walks. Here's an essay hand-picked by illustrations editor Mark Coote. Many thanks to our contributors: Amy Delahunty, Carolyn Parker, Himiona Grace, Ngaere MacKinnon, Bridget … [Read more...] about Exterior World: A community photo-essay of scenes from a lockdown walk

The Lockdown Alphabet

Covid-19 punished many in the arts sector and yet it's art that we rest on and return to during crises. Paekākāriki printmaker Joe Buchanan of Diatom Press captured the human response from his garden studio resulting in an extraordinary series of hand-cut lino and letterpress prints. Drawing on his … [Read more...] about The Lockdown Alphabet

Interior world: a community photo-essay of life in isolation

Many Paekākāriki locals responded to www.paekakariki.nz's week-one-in-isolation photo challenge. Here's an essay hand-picked by illustrations editor Mark Coote. Our contributors: Ralph Wallace, Maree White, Lindsay Christopherson, Mark Amery, Steve Bright, Nik Bullard, Lesley Olsson, Annabel … [Read more...] about Interior world: a community photo-essay of life in isolation

A Colourful Community

Louve Pharand-Doucet is a young French Canadian student passionate about music, feminism and photography. She moved with her family in 2018 to New Zealand for a new adventure. She wants her works to show the diversity and beauty that is all around us, everyday. Escapade d'après-midi / Afternoon … [Read more...] about A Colourful Community