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!

Predator Free Paekākāriki – got a trap?

Predator Free Paekākāriki traps rodents and records the results. They need your help to do this - you could even win $30 worth of goodies from Paekākāriki Fruit Supply. Maree White and Amelia Geary update us on Predator Free Paekākāriki's latest trapping news from around the village and their … [Read more...] about Predator Free Paekākāriki – got a trap?

Paekākāriki Surf Lifesaving needs your help!

Karen Simpson provides an illuminating overview of the history and function of the Paekākāriki Surf Lifesaving Club. In continuous operation since 1913, saving many lives and providing numerous community services, the Club is now in desperate need of a new building. This is where the community comes … [Read more...] about Paekākāriki Surf Lifesaving needs your help!

Matariki plant-a-thon

Megan Salole on a change of name for Paekākāriki's Matariki planting project with a useful kōrero around the appropriate use of te ao Māori concepts. Buy a pack, and/or join others in the community at Wai Ata this Friday 24 June at 9am to help restore our natural habitat. Matariki plant-a-thon … [Read more...] about Matariki plant-a-thon

Locally Crafted Gate a Welcome Addition to Hall

The Gate that adorns the east of the main doors of St Peters Village Hall, has been designed and carved by artist Alan Wehipeihana resident in studios on the second floor of the Holtom’s Building. Alan has been creating art in Paekākāriki for more than 30 years and you can see more of his amazing … [Read more...] about Locally Crafted Gate a Welcome Addition to Hall

Do the stingray shuffle!

When walking in the sea, swish your feet along the bottom, urges Mark Amery. You’ll avoid crab bites, flounder slips or even - with freakish bad luck - a gash from a scared whai repo’s tail. My friend sneaks a tiny duty-free bottle of The Kraken rum into the hospital and the humour takes the … [Read more...] about Do the stingray shuffle!

Unveiling the Mural on the Weaver’s Whare

Read Paranahia Broughton's kōrero around the development and unveiling of the beautiful new mural on the Weaver's Whare/ Wai Ata studio. Dedicated to Ngāti Haumia ki Paekākāriki's Kuia Miriona, Papatuanuku and the Paekākāriki Community, a huge mihi goes out to the artists, Anthony Paaka and Ryan … [Read more...] about Unveiling the Mural on the Weaver’s Whare

Paekākāriki History Walk launched

The recently launched Paekākāriki History Walk by the Station Precinct Trust adds new layers to our village's telling of its local history. Bride Coe looks behind the scenes at the making of the walk, which will feature in the Directory of Everything, 'Walks & rides' section on paekākā … [Read more...] about Paekākāriki History Walk launched