Frances Cherry: washing up in Paekākāriki

Judith Galtry writes on the life in Paekākāriki of her late friend, the prolific author Frances Cherry. Frances and her whānau's life in the village from the 1960s on reveals many a story about Paekākāriki's rich social history. "Linda stood on the viewing platform and looked down at Parrot … [Read more...] about Frances Cherry: washing up in Paekākāriki

Finding Fungi in Paekākāriki

Sally Heppenstall tells us about her fascination for fungi and where to find it locally and beyond. Disclaimer: This story is for fascination and photography (not for eating or ingesting for other reasons). Fungi season is upon us and now is a great time to go exploring the local bush areas, … [Read more...] about Finding Fungi in Paekākāriki

The Ballad of the Triple Track proudly presents the second in its commissioned series of creative writing to go with our walks. In an epic poem, itself like a track, Michael O'Leary writes historically and contemporaneously about the rail, road and path between Paekākāriki and Pukerua Bay. This series sees our … [Read more...] about The Ballad of the Triple Track


Our house backs onto paddocks and on the other side of those paddocks part of Transmission Gully is being constructed. It’s a notorious road. One I can hardly believe is actually being built, having heard about it for as long as I can remember. I see the earthmovers and the hazard bunting during the … [Read more...] about Centennial