Only in Paekākāriki does campaigning get this arty

Mark Amery notices Maria McMillan's arty campaign hoardings and Maria tells us her priorities on Paekākāriki.FM's 'Te Pae' community show. Not only have mysterious hoardings gone up in Paekākāriki with a spray-painted black question mark, but Maria McMillan - standing for a district-wide … [Read more...] about Only in Paekākāriki does campaigning get this arty

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

The Last Shear & More

The Last Shear & More exhibition at the Paekākāriki Station Museum honours the Smith and Perkins families who farmed land locally for 150 years. Dave Johnson, Station Master, worked with the families and Bride Coe, whose photos of the last shear at the Perkins farm in 2011 feature in the … [Read more...] about The Last Shear & More

Paekākāriki Potty about Potters: Neil Gardiner

This village on the Kāpiti Coast is becoming known for its ceramics, with a clutch of artists taking to the wheel. Neil Gardiner's time as a potter here goes back to the establishment of Paekākāriki Pottery in the early 1990s - but he began in the wild wood kiln-making days of the early '70s. Now … [Read more...] about Paekākāriki Potty about Potters: Neil Gardiner

Intelligible Cities: An interview with David Groves

Fantasically, Intelligible Cities, a new book by Paekākāriki resident David Groves, sees Marco Polo and Emperor Kublai Khan discussing the weird and wacky ways in which the inhabitants of 26 cities communicate with strangers who arrive at their gates speaking an unknown language.  Groves … [Read more...] about Intelligible Cities: An interview with David Groves

Keeping our rangatahi and tamariki safe during Covid through manaakitanga

At the end of 2021, Megan Salole worked with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu to create Covid-19 communications especially for rangatahi and tamariki. She shares her engaging story and accessible infographics with us. Megan Salole is a resident of Ames Street with hubby Francis and their daughter Aurora. … [Read more...] about Keeping our rangatahi and tamariki safe during Covid through manaakitanga

Living with Covid in France

Kerren Hedlund shares her experience of living in a small village in France in 2022 where almost all the residents contracted Covid-19, including her family of four. Kia ora e te whānau! Kerren, Justin, Noah (18 years) and Sophie (16 years) here. Back from France where guess what!? We got … [Read more...] about Living with Covid in France