Arts & heritage

St Peter's Hal
Beach Rd
Graeme Browne
The club shows films in St Peter's Hall, Paekakariki as a way to raise funds to maintain and upgrade the hall's facilities. All profits go to the St Peter's Hall fund. New volunteers welcome.
Established in 2005, the KCO provides an opportunity for members to develop their musicianship, explore orchestral repertoire and provide public performances in the Kapiti 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
Mark Amery
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
Public holidays: 11am-3pm
Dave Johnson
Carol Reihana: 04 905 8275
The 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
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.
Textile Craft Group
St Peter’s Hall
Every 2nd Tues: 1 -3pm
Tania Preston
021 232 5682
(04) 905 8513
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.
Weaving Whare
North end of Tilley Rd
Queen Elizabeth Park
Tues: 6.30-9pm
Margaret Jackson
027 337 8127
We meet during the school term and occasionally run one-off workshops in the weekend. If you are wanting to learn about raranga or have a special project on or just enjoy weaving with company, we would love to see you.
St Peter’s Hall
Thurs: 7-9pm
04 905 8492
No auditions. No reading music.  No need to be spiritual just respectful of the genre. All ages welcome.
Miles Thompson
An informal group established to help ensure a community-led approach to design of the seawall. Interested in making sure that the wealth of local knowledge, experts and ideas in Paekākāriki are utilised in planning for our future.
Alternating 2nd Tues/Wed of the month: 7.30-9.30pm
Dayll McCahon
027 405 1109
We pick a theme each month and read book(s) on the theme. Then we meet up and share what we've read. We meet in members houses around the village.