The Takutai Kāpiti Coastal Adaptation Panel would like to hear what you value most about our coastline and how you think it should be protected at their community workshop on 7 November (or online). Takutai Kāpiti is a district-wide coastal adaptation project that will help guide community … [Read more...] about Paekākāriki, how should we adapt to coastal hazards?
Pae Cycle is going from strength to strength and is looking for new subscribers. Could this be you? We are very pleased to report that, thanks to some generous funding from the KCDC waste minimisation fund, we have completed the expansion of our composting system and now have two 3 bin systems … [Read more...] about Pae Cycle needs you!
Dayll McCahon talks to the Principal of Paekākāriki School, Julia Bevin, about the importance of play-based learning and how that relates to children's mental health and her PhD. You can also listen to an interview between Megan Salole and Julia about just this! Did you know the principal of … [Read more...] about A fascinating talk with Julia Bevin, Principal of Paekākāriki School
Paekākariki School’s celebration for Matariki, the Māori new year, was extra special this year as it unveiled a memorial plaque and tree to remember a significant local kuia. The plaque recognised Jean Matekitewhawhai Andrews, QSM, a kuia of Ngāti Haumia ki Paekākāriki, Ngāti Toa and Te Āti … [Read more...] about Matariki tree planting and plaque honours Paekākāriki kuia
Seven years ago, The Paekākāriki Housing Trust was created in response to a local family being unable to find a house for rent in the village. As that project nears completion, with a sale of the house to the whanaū expected shortly, two of the former trustees, Tina Pope and Holly Jane Ewens, talk … [Read more...] about Paekākāriki Housing Trust: it takes a community to house us all
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!
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
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
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!
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