End of an era: haere rā to the Surf Lifeguards clubroom

McKenzie Jones has been part of the Paekākāriki Surf Lifeguards for 18 years. At the recent closing ceremony of the old club building, McKenzie shares her farewell speech full of rich memories and fulfilling experiences of her years with the club. I’ve been a part of the Paekākāriki Surf … [Read more...] about End of an era: haere rā to the Surf Lifeguards clubroom

Say a Paekākāriki Ave Maria!

Introducing local filmmaker Celestina Sumby's 1980s Paekākāriki party people production! Paekākāriki resident Celestina Sumby's first short film, Ave Marie, is a story and a dream that’s been a lifetime in the making. And there’s a place in that dream for the home she's made with partner John … [Read more...] about Say a Paekākāriki Ave Maria!

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