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 paekākāriki.nz … [Read more...] about Paekākāriki History Walk launched

Growing Green Tamariki at Paekākāriki School

Hannah Zwartz, a former 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. The popular giant Paekākāriki School plant sale, … [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. Bride Coe: Since the adoption of the Long Term Plan Paekākārikians have … [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. Paekākāriki Burma Support (PBS) was founded in the wake of the … [Read more...] about Kia Kaha Burma, with love from Paekākāriki

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 drive … [Read more...] about Get Hitched