At the recent Paekākāriki Resilient hui, a series of speakers spoke of their experience in a natural disaster, or how to plan for one, and others brainstormed ideas on how to survive one. Kerren Hedlund shares the details. On Sunday 7 May, we experienced a very enjoyable evening at St Peter's … [Read more...] about Paekākāriki Lets Get Prepared!
Birds of a feather flock together: Forest & Bird celebrated
In late April 2023, Paekākāriki buzzed with excitement and activities commemorating 100 years of Forest & Bird | Te Reo of Te Taiao. Captain Val Sanderson, a pioneering conservationist, featured prominently in the celebrations. In brilliant autumn weather, Paekākāriki celebrated 100 years … [Read more...] about Birds of a feather flock together: Forest & Bird celebrated
Paekākāriki and birdsong only a tap away
Introducing some special features of the Paekākāriki.FM radio app. This year’s cyclone has proven yet again that having a battery-powered radio on hand, together with local broadcasting, are vital for emergency preparedness. Paekākāriki has 88.2FM broadcast via a transmitter atop of Paekākāriki … [Read more...] about Paekākāriki and birdsong only a tap away
Paekākāriki Surf Lifesavers to the rescue!
In the wake of Cyclone Gabrielle in February, Paekākāriki Surf Lifesaving Club deployed four of their members to help the search and rescue efforts in Hawkes Bay. Fiona Bailey tells us how it unfolded. The Category 3 cyclone hit the Hawke's Bay area in February 2023, causing extensive damage to … [Read more...] about Paekākāriki Surf Lifesavers to the rescue!
Fundraising for our regional gallery with a film that reveals NZ’s rich arts in education history
The Mahara Gallery in Waikanae continues to fundraise for their exciting new refurbishment due to open in 2023. St Peter's Hall in Paekākāriki will host their film fundraiser, 'The HeART of the Matter', a documentary which profiles the ground-breaking post WWII educational shift that brought art and … [Read more...] about Fundraising for our regional gallery with a film that reveals NZ’s rich arts in education history
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