Arts & heritage

Established in 2009, the Trust tells the story of the 15,000 U.S. Marines who lived in three large camps at Paekākāriki from 1942 to late 1943. There are displays at the Paekākāriki Station Museum, the southern end of QE Park and MacKays Crossing.
St Peter's Village Hall
Beach Rd
Paekakariki Community Trust
The Film Festival shows films in St Peter's Village Hall, Paekakariki, generally in the winter, as a way to raise funds to maintain and upgrade the hall's facilities. All profits go to the St Peter's Village Hall fund.
An event run by the Paekakariki Community Trust.
Established in 2004, the KCO provides an opportunity for members to develop their musicianship, explore orchestral repertoire and provide public performances in the Kāpiti community. The KCO also combines with local choirs and youth to encourage wide participation.
Paekākāriki History Group
Station Museum
Mon: 7pm (monthly)
Jane Cherry
027 406 8455
Aim: To promote and support the museum, archive and village history. We run events, collect archival material, support local publications, and projects.
The Old Dental Clinic
Paekākāriki School
90 Wellington Rd
Aired: 8am-11pm daily
Paekākāriki 88.2FM is a volunteer run radio station produced for the community by the community. You can listen at Or download our app.
We are always appreciative of new members, both to present radio shows, work with our tamariki and to also help out.
Railway Station
Sat-Sun: 11am-3pm
Most public holidays: 11am-3pm
Dave Johnson
Dave Johnson - 0212277623
Michael O'Leary - 04 905 7978
The Station Precinct Trust has restored the historic south-end signal box and is responsible for the Paekākāriki Arts Walk as well as tending many historical artefacts on display in its Museum. There is also a bookshop & coffee shop attached to the museum.
Queen Elizabeth Park
Mackays Crossing entrance
Sat-Sun: 11am-4.30pm
Public holidays: 11am-4.30pm
Open daily Boxing Day-late Jan
Take a fun ride, enjoy the nature. Take time to look at the displays and photos on show in the Tram Barn and have a look at videos of trams in action or become a member and assist with restoration, drive trams etc. Our kiosk is open selling cold drinks, ice creams and snacks.
The Old Dental Clinic
Paekākāriki School
90 Wellington Rd
James Albertson
As part of Paekākāriki 88.2FM our tamariki at Paekākāriki School have the opportunity to run their own lunchtime half-hour radio shows 1-1.30pm weekdays (repeating 8-8.30am). They share music, stories, news and talk to others, growing their public presentation & technical skills.
St Peter’s Hall
Every 2nd Tues: 1 -3pm
Mary Cornwell
The Engine Shed
SH 1
Mon-Sat: 9am-4pm
Peter Norman
027 446 6504
Membership is open to anyone who wishes to support the activities of the Society. Frequent excursions to different destinations, typically every 1-2 months as advertised.