Paekākāriki’s Summer of Love: The Pickle Pot Be-In

The annual youth-run Pickle Pot Be-In festival is going from strength to strength. From its humble beginnings in 2020, the event has grown every year and 2023 is looking like a stunner! Inspired by the 1968 'Summer of Love’s Be-In' and Paekākāriki’s 'Eyeball Eyeball' events of old, our 'Pickle … [Read more...] about Paekākāriki’s Summer of Love: The Pickle Pot Be-In

Responding to the Paekākāriki Stoat!

Predator Free Paekākāriki was recently awarded a local conservation grant by WellingtonZoo to set up community trapping lines around the village, including Campbell Park. Maree White tells us more. The recent stoat sightings along The Parade at the end of 2022 was a great prompt to getthe traps … [Read more...] about Responding to the Paekākāriki Stoat!

Art wonderful art

The Paekākāriki Art Show is a major fundraiser for St Peter's Village Hall and a must-see event on the local cultural calendar. Held this Waitangi Weekend (Friday 3 until Monday 6 February 2023), Julie Warren reflects back on the success of the show and those who make it possible. Art, … [Read more...] about Art wonderful art

New QEP tracks open the park to regeneration and recreation

In great news for walkers, cyclists and horse riders formerly farmed areas of Kāpiti’s Queen Elizabeth Park have been opened to the public following the completion of 7.5 km of new tracks to the park’s northern section. Greater Wellington Regional Council tells us all about it. “The tracks … [Read more...] about New QEP tracks open the park to regeneration and recreation

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

Beyond Transmission Gully: the future of Beach Rd

The Paekākāriki Station Museum received a grant from KCDC to ask the community how Transmission Gully will affect the village. You are invited to participate in a facilitated discussion to help shape the future of Beach Road. Help shape Paekākāriki for the future. Bring your insights and … [Read more...] about Beyond Transmission Gully: the future of Beach Rd

Paekākāriki Pride turns five with an intergenerational programme

Paekākāriki bursts with Pride this coming Labour weekend with a diverse programme of events. There is something for everyone so don't miss out on this fun-filled celebrated annual festival! The Paekākāriki Pride Festival is Kāpiti’s leading LGBTTQIA+ celebration and is back this year bigger, … [Read more...] about Paekākāriki Pride turns five with an intergenerational programme

The Paekākāriki Wind Generation Project

Wind electricity power generation in this region is a viable sustainable option. Graeme Mills updates us on a proposed Paekākāriki wind generation project that has been in development for the last eight years. A potential wind electricity-generating project exists on the hills above … [Read more...] about The Paekākāriki Wind Generation Project

Beware the kororā!

Vivienne Jeffs asks us to look out for our local taonga, the kororā (little blue penguin), as they come ashore to nest and reminds us how we can help protect them. Paekākāriki residents please be alert: kororā - little blue penguins - are starting to come ashore to nest on your beach right … [Read more...] about Beware the kororā!