The Tale of a Famous Paekākāriki Tea Leaf Reader: Ursula Somerset Beeson

Behind the mysterious sight of a boarded-up old cottage on the northern boundary of Campbell Park lies the story of a remarkable woman. Get a glimpse into the life of colourful Paekākārikian, Ursula Beeson, from Judith Galtry then read her full article on Xplore Paekākāriki here. "So many … [Read more...] about The Tale of a Famous Paekākāriki Tea Leaf Reader: Ursula Somerset Beeson

The Smallest Chemist with the Biggest Stock: Bill Carson’s Chemist remembered

The Paekākāriki Station Museum has created an exhibition dedicated to ‘the smallest chemist with the biggest stock’. Bill Carson ran his tiny chemist in Paekākāriki from the 1930s until the shop closed in 1981, initially from the Holtoms Building then from 12 Beach Road. He became a deeply loved and … [Read more...] about The Smallest Chemist with the Biggest Stock: Bill Carson’s Chemist remembered

A century of service

Paekākāriki Auto Services has closed its doors after 100 years of repairing the cars of locals and those needing urgent help while travelling on State Highway 1 north of Wellington. It's the end of an era for the 'oldest garage on the coast'. Owner Chris Clarke is retiring and the building … [Read more...] about A century of service