Although 2021's Paekākāriki Pride festivities have been cancelled due to Covid-19 Level 2, the newly formed Paekākāriki Pride Inc Committee is determined to connect and celebrate people for pride. Val Little lets us know what is happening and how you can be involved. Paekākāriki Pride Parade. … [Read more...] about We’re bent but we’re not broken!
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
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?
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
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
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!
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
When a quake devastated communities in Nepal in 2015, a small Kāpiti Coast community on the other side of the world responded. Years later, support from this community continues to flow. Just ten days after the quake struck, Paekākāriki, held the first of several fundraisers. Collectively, … [Read more...] about A small village makes a big impact in Nepal
Making use of the land you already have becomes a keen issue nationwide as the availability of property becomes more difficult. In Paekākāriki the community has begun making better use of grounds they have access to – a strip of land between the village's northern boundary and the Paekākāriki … [Read more...] about Paekākāriki advances north!
Coastal communities and surf lifesaving clubs around New Zealand bear dramatic early risks from climate change and sea-level rise. In Paekākāriki, one of the country’s oldest surf clubs is vulnerable – its boat ramp collapsed in last Spring’s storms. But this club is turning retreat into … [Read more...] about From retreat to revival: shifting a leading surf club