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. Paekākāriki Burma Support (PBS) was founded in the wake of the … [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. Last weekend the Paekākāriki Community Trust held a book fair in St Peter's Village … [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 drive … [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
Bikes are increasingly seen on Paekākāriki’s streets, and eco-initiatives are also on the rise. But a different kind of cycling has just been introduced – Pae Cycle, an inventive scheme where food scraps are delivered to the community garden by a sleek black e-bike. Orange peel and onion … [Read more...] about Cycling to recycling: turning food scraps into community gold
Nestled between State Highway One and the railway line at Paekākāriki, is a 1.6 hectare sliver of land that, with the help of Ngā Uruora and community volunteers, is emerging from invasive weeds to shine as an ecological treasure. The Waikākāriki Stream runs through the centre of this land, … [Read more...] about The Waikākāriki Wetland restoration
A beautiful record of a community day and night 20 June at St Peters Hall Paekākāriki by photographer Bob Zuur with an array of musical talent and words from Gilbert Haisman. This night saw the hall's new floorboards given a thorough test. Here, we take the chance to remember a few of our people in … [Read more...] about Bubble breakout!