Robin White: Te Papa exhibition and Paekākāriki connection

Judith Galtry highlights the strong connection Robin White had to Paekākāriki and the creative people she knew here. Her exhibition, Robin White: Something Is Happening Here, is on at Te Papa Tongarewa until 18 September 2022. Robin White: Something Is Happening Here is a beautifully … [Read more...] about Robin White: Te Papa exhibition and Paekākāriki connection

The Last Shear & More

The Last Shear & More exhibition at the Paekākāriki Station Museum honours the Smith and Perkins families who farmed land locally for 150 years. Dave Johnson, Station Master, worked with the families and Bride Coe, whose photos of the last shear at the Perkins farm in 2011 feature in the … [Read more...] about The Last Shear & More

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

Denis Glover: A poet’s life in Paekākāriki

Quite the character, get a tantalising glimpse of one of Aotearoa New Zealand's best known poets Denis Glover's life in Paekākāriki - then read Judith Galtry's full article on Xplore Paekākāriki here. I had a good meditative loaf at Paekākāriki, actually enjoying lack of income, somehow never … [Read more...] about Denis Glover: A poet’s life in Paekākāriki

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 has … [Read more...] about A century of service