Growing Green Tamariki at Paekākāriki School

Hannah Zwartz, long-time Paekākāriki School parent, member of the School Garden Group and Potty Potters, talks about an exciting new project coming up at our kura along with the year-long work done to support the gardening curriculum. This year’s popular giant Paekākāriki School plant … [Read more...] about Growing Green Tamariki at Paekākāriki School

What has become of the Paekākāriki seawall?

Bride Coe expresses concerns about the lack of response from Kāpiti Coast District Council about our vital seawall project and asks for a hui. We asked the council to respond to her concerns and we also publish this below. Photo: Mark Amery Bride Coe: Since the adoption of the Long Term Plan … [Read more...] about What has become of the Paekākāriki seawall?

Our Community Bought Another House

In the face of an escalating housing crisis the community of Paekākāriki have bought a second house to ensure more local whānau don’t have to leave. Mark Amery reports in words and pictures (with help from village artists) on the Paekākāriki Housing Trust’s activities from their August annual … [Read more...] about Our Community Bought Another House

Kia Kaha Burma, with love from Paekākāriki

Paekākāriki, amongst many stand-out qualities, is likely the smallest town outside Myanmar to have its own Burma support group. KT Julian tells us about this group's important mahi and her personal experience of living there. All Burma Students’ Democratic Front camp, 1997. Photo: KT … [Read more...] about Kia Kaha Burma, with love from Paekākāriki

In Praise of…Helpers!

St Peter's Hall recently held their annual fundraising Book Fair. And it couldn't be done without the help of all the volunteers! Ian Clark from the Paekākāriki Community Trust pays tribute to you all. Image: Bob Zuur Last weekend the Paekākāriki Community Trust held a book fair in St Peter's … [Read more...] about In Praise of…Helpers!

Get Hitched

Wellington-based car-share organisation, Hitch, wants to trial their scheme in Paekākāriki. paekakariki.nz supports this carbon-reducing initiative - read on to discover how you can become involved. Frustrated with your commute? No wonder! Every day in New Zealand over 1.5 million people … [Read more...] about Get Hitched