Photo: Kirsten Drysdale

Arts & heritage

St Peter's Hal
Beach Rd
Graeme Browne
paekakarikicommunitytrust@gmail.com
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
paekakarikifm@gmail.com
Paekākāriki 88.2FM is a non-profit, volunteer run radio station produced for the community by the community. We are always appreciative of new members, both to present radio shows, work with our tamariki and to also help with the organising of the station.
Railway Station
Paekākāriki
Sat-Sun: 11am-3pm
Public holidays: 11am-3pm
Dave Johnson
Carol Reihana: 04 905 8275
stationmaster@stationmuseum.co.nz
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
Paekākāriki
Sat-Sun: 11am-4.30pm
Public holidays: 11am-4.30pm
Open daily Boxing Day-late Jan
info@wellingtontrams.org.nz
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
Mark Amery
paekakarikifm@gmail.com
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
Paekākāriki
Every 2nd Tues: 1 -3pm
Tania Preston
021 232 5682
(04) 905 8513
The Engine Shed
SH 1
Paekākāriki
Mon-Sat: 9am-4pm
Peter Norman
0800 STEAMINC
027 446 6504
enquiries@steaminc.org.nz
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
Paekākāriki
Tues: 6.30-9pm
Margaret Jackson
027 337 8127
margaret.jackson@kc.school.nz
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
Paekākāriki
Thurs: 7-9pm
Fiona
04 905 8492
kapiti.gospel@gmail.com
No auditions. No reading music.  No need to be spiritual just respectful of the genre. All ages welcome.
Peter Handford
peter.handford@groundtruth.co.nz
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
mccahon@clear.net.nz
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.

Community service

Kay Fechney | Head Bitch
021 0225 6415
kapiti@gbb.org.nz
Good Bitches Baking is a network of people who want to show kindness to those in their communities who are having a tough time. We do this by baking them a delicious treat. Become a baker! All baking done in the village, stays in the village.

wainuiwhenua@gmail.com
Wainuiwhenua is a community led group working with local iwi to achieve the best future uses of surplus Transmission Gully land for the Paekākāriki community and Kāpiti District.
Fire Station
31 Tilley Road
Paekākāriki
Paul Furfie (Chief)
027 537 9493
St Peter's Hall
Paekākāriki
Tues: 7pm every six weeks
Chair - Philip Edwards
04 904 8616
027 286 1947
philip.edwards@kapiticoast.govt.nz
The Paekākāriki Community Board is elected by the community every three years to provide a voice for the community with council, and work in the community interest. We also administer two grants schemes which you can apply to. Come and meet us with your concerns.
St Peter’s Hall
Beach Rd
Paekākāriki
Graham Coe
grahcoe@gmail.com
We work to support the economic and social sustainability of Paekākāriki, and to set up and administer systems and buildings to support the community, including restoration of St Peter's Hall and its administration as a multi-purpose community facility.
Mark Amery
mrkamery@gmail.com
Paekākāriki Informed Communities Inc is the charitable trust who govern this website and our local radio station. If you'd like to get involved with this friendly collective, do get in touch.
Tina Pope
027 232 9998
paekakarikihousingtrust@gmail.com
We are looking for innovative, practical, win-win solutions to housing difficulties in Paekākāriki with specific challenges that we are motivated to remedy. If you're interested, do get in touch, come along to a hui or check out our website and Facebook pages.

Environmental

wainuiwhenua@gmail.com
Wainuiwhenua is a community led group working with local iwi to achieve the best future uses of surplus Transmission Gully land for the Paekākāriki community and Kāpiti District.
Glenda
021 110 4277
biodiversity.kapiti@gmail.com
The Kāpiti Biodiversity Project covers four main areas:  Queen Elizabeth Park, the Paekakariki-Pukerua Bay Escarpment, the Whareroa Farm Reserve and part of Perkins farm/Middle Run. Birds (including korora -  little penguins), lizards, weta, rare dune plants, stream restoration.
Community Gardens
North end of Tilley Rd
Queen Elizabeth Park
Paekākāriki
Jayne O’Neill
jayne_on@yahoo.co.nz
POG is Paekākāriki’s community gardening group. We are working together to make Paekākāriki a place of abundant organic food production - in home gardens, on berms, at the school - and have just established a community orchard and garden at the North end of Tilley Rd.
Paekākāriki School
90 Wellington Rd
Fri: 9am-12pm
Tina Pope
027 232 9998
pottypotters16@gmail.com
Potty Potters meet every Wed morning to prepare plants for our autumn and spring plant sales which funds the garden programme and teacher aides. We welcome all interested people - gardeners and non-gardeners, parents and grandparents and non-parents for all these activities.
Russell Bell
04 902 1766
russelljamesbell@gmail.com
Friends of Queen Elizabeth Park are an active group who help to look after the Park’s dune, wetland and forest native plants and animals. The Friends are involved in restoration, conservation, and where possible expanding these ecosystems. They welcome new volunteers.
Chairperson - Andy McKay
027 914 6598
a.k.mckay07@gmail.com
Set up in 1997 to reverse the drastic decline of coastal forest, we’re aiming to create a continuous ribbon of bird-safe native forest from Porirua through to Waikanae. Join us and be part of our award winning conservation project.
Whareroa Farm
Mackays Crossing
whareroa.gct@gmail.com
A Charitable Trust of volunteers which was established to protect and develop Whareroa Farm Reserve (WFR) as a reserve for environmental and heritage conservation and public enjoyment. Planting working bees, pest control, track development, guided tours.
Flo McNeill
florencemcneill@gmail.com
Committed to looking after our precious streams in Paekākāriki. Te Puka & Wainui Streams to the North, and Waikakariki Stream to the South.

Faith-based

Paekākāriki School
90 Wellington Rd
Mon: 7pm
Maggi Kerr-Andrew
04 297 9080
maggikerrandrew@gmail.com
124 Wellington Road
Paekākāriki
Ralph Wallace
027 289 1422
information@trianglecentre.org.nz
A new-agey goodwill information centre based here in Paekākāriki. We hold regular full moon meditation meetings, have a library of spiritual books from a very wide range of traditions, plus we have books, prints and cards for sale.
Ocean Rd, Paekākāriki
Services: Sun 10.30am
Office: Tues - Fri 9am-12pm
04 902 5809
kapitiuniting@outlook.com
Our membership is open, welcoming and affirming, accepting of everyone, not just the main uniting denominations.
St Peter’s Anglican Church
Beach Road
Paekākāriki
Sun 10am
Margaret Griffiths
04 904 7300
margaretgriffiths@paradise.net.nz
All welcome.

Lending libraries

124 Wellington Road
Paekākāriki
Ralph Wallace
027 289 1422
information@trianglecentre.org.nz
A new-agey goodwill information centre based here in Paekākāriki. We hold regular full moon meditation meetings, have a library of spiritual books from a very wide range of traditions, plus we have books, prints and cards for sale.
52 Tilley Rd
Paekākāriki
A sweet wee free library set-up on the berm. Boasts a seat for one, book-lined walls and solar powered lights Take, swap, refill, respect!
Paekākāriki Little LEGO Library
Alexandra Saunders
027 932 2587
littlelegolibrary@gmail.com
Supporting children with special needs
Paekākāriki Library
14 Wellington Rd
Paekākāriki
Mon & Wed: 1.30pm-4.30pm
Sat: 10am-2pm.
04 296 4700
or 0800 486 486
In the Tennis Club rooms you'll find our local little library. There is a good selection of books, DVDs, CDs, eBooks, jigsaws, talking books and magazines for all ages, two computers (with free wifi). Printing, photocopying, faxing and scanning available.
Under St Peter's Hall
Paekākāriki
Thurs: 12-5pm
1st Sat of the month: 10am-2pm (market day)
Jan Nisbet
04 905 4807
027 358 5611
bikeridenz@outlook.com
We recycle bikes and lend them out for a small annual fee. Our focus is sustainable transport. We have bikes of all sizes available. The library is underneath the hall, accessed by the side path on Ames St.

Schools & playgroups

162 Wellington Rd
Paekākāriki
04 299 0812
office@tera.school.nz
A Waldorf Kindergarten arising from the educational principles of Rudolf Steiner
90 Wellington Road
Paekākāriki
Mon to Fri: 8.30am - 3.30pm
04 292 8205
administration@paekakariki.school.nz
We are the home of The Barefoot Learner, where belonging, connecting, exploring and thriving are our valued guiding principles. Paekākāriki locals and visitors alike are welcomed here to share in our community spirit.
162 Wellington Rd
Paekākāriki
Mon: 9.00am - 12.00pm
office@tera.school.nz
A Waldorf Playgroup arising from the educational principles of Rudolf Steiner.
20 Wellington Rd
Paekākāriki
Mon-Wed: 9.15-11.45am
Fri: 9.30-12pm (bilingual session)
04 292 8820
paekakariki@playcentre.org.nz
Paekākāriki Playcentre provides three sessions a week; Mon, Tues, & Fri (bilingual) where the focus is on child-initiated play, whānau and community. Pop in and visit us!

Sports & recreation

Paekākāriki School
90 Wellington Rd
Mon: 7pm
Maggi Kerr-Andrew
04 297 9080
maggikerrandrew@gmail.com
Paekākāriki Social Pool club
Paekākāriki Bowling Club
Deb Ferrere
Social, fun and beginners welcomed! We are still finalising our meeting days for 2019, so get in touch or pop into the Bowler to know more.
Scout Den
Upper Campbell Park
Wellington Rd
Paekākāriki
Mon: Keas 4:30–5:30pm
Tues: Cubs 6:30 – 7:45pm, Vntrs 7.30pm
Wed: Scouts 7-8.45pm
paekakarikiscoutgroup@gmail.com
Paekākāriki Scout Group is a thriving community group catering for children and young people aged from 6-18 years.
Paekākāriki Surf Club
The Parade
Paekākāriki
Thurs: 7.30-9.30pm (May-Sept)
Mark Amery
mark@amery.net
No previous experience is needed and families are welcome. The club is run collectively with five tables, bats, balls and nets provided. To play we ask members to pay an annual subscription to cover hall hire and maintenance: $20 for an individual and $25 for a family.
Queen Elizabeth Park
Mackays Crossing
Sat & Sun: weather dependent
Paul Buckrell
04 479 5995
021 422 633
paul.buckrell@outlook.com
Spectators are welcome at any time at the club when members are flying. There is a good vantage point on the slope running up behind the club house. If you have children with you, please make sure they do not wander off. Strictly no dogs. Contact Paul about becoming a member.
The Parade Nth
Queen Elizabeth Park
Paekākāriki
Elyse Robert
communications@paekakarikisurflifeguards.org.nz
The Paekākāriki Surf Lifeguards patrol Paekākāriki Beach from November through March. We have a large active membership of junior surf (7-13 years) and senior members (14 years+) & offer competitive training squads for surf sports.
Cnr of Wellington & Robertson Rds
Paekākāriki
Ladies club Mon: 6.30pm
Mixed club Wed: 6.30pm
Junior coaching Sun: 10am
Carol Stewart
04 904 3645
021 108 2715
New members are very welcome. Membership allows you to take part in club days/nights, free entry in club tournaments, free beginner level coaching for 8-18 year olds and access to professional coaching and interclub.
Paekākāriki Sports Club
The Dugout (under Memorial Hall)
The Parade
Paekākāriki
Paul Howard
The Paekākāriki Football Club is a big part of the community and is the only sporting club representing the village. The club has two senior teams with a mixture of different skilled players and a junior football league.
Junior Roller Derby
Waikanae Memorial Hall
Amy Delahunty & Liz Kennedy
amydelahuntynz@gmail.com
Paekākāriki Starstormers Junior Roller Derby - for all girls aged 7-18 who want to learn the skills and game of roller derby! Terms 2 & 3 at Waikanae Memorial Hall. Please contact Amy Delahunty or Liz Kennedy for details.
Paekākāriki School
90 Wellington Rd
Wed: 4.30-5.30pm (7-13 years)
Wed 5.30-6.30pm (13yrs - adults)
Raima Kingi
021 108 5888
sdpk@hotmail.co.nz
We practice Combat Hapkido, a self-defence martial art. Come and learn the discipline, get fit and empower yourself.
LEGO GO Club
Alexandra Saunders
027 932 2587
littlelegolibrary@gmail.com
An after-school STEM club for girls ages 6-10.
Paekākāriki Earlybird Toastmasters
St Peter’s Hall
Paekākāriki
Wed: 6.45am-8am
021 242 2334
Come and say hello! You’re welcome to sit in on a couple of meetings to see what we do
We always finish on time so you can catch your train or crack on with your day.  
Lower Campbell Park
The Parade
Paekākāriki
Michael Lloyd
022 033 1225
msaslloyd@gmail.com
Junior football training and games from age 4 up.
10 Wellington Road
Paekākāriki
04 905 8024
Friendly atmosphere for you and the family to enjoy! We show the odd rugby match and run a fully stocked bar. Our club rooms are also available for hire.
Under St Peter's Hall
Paekākāriki
Thurs: 12-5pm
1st Sat of the month: 10am-2pm (market day)
Jan Nisbet
04 905 4807
027 358 5611
bikeridenz@outlook.com
We recycle bikes and lend them out for a small annual fee. Our focus is sustainable transport. We have bikes of all sizes available. The library is underneath the hall, accessed by the side path on Ames St.