Sean McKinley from the Paekākāriki Community Board provides as an update from Kāpiti Coast District Council on the progress of the seawall. On Wednesday 30 May, as Paekākāriki Community Board Chair, I was invited to attend the Paekākāriki Seawall Update briefing from Sean Mallon, Group Manager … [Read more...] about Paekākāriki Seawall Update
Weasel caught on Ames Street!
BREAKING NEWS – A weasel was caught on Ames Street yesterday, near Beach Road. It was lured in by what it thought was an egg…but was actually a golf ball!This particular trap is near a known penguin nesting site and has been a very active trap over the years. With this catch we have saved a few … [Read more...] about Weasel caught on Ames Street!
Predator Free receives Community Board Grant
Thank you very much to the Community Board for the recent grant to help with the new community spaces traps, and bait for the traps. Below catch data for the month of February, including the new public spaces traps. According to our records the village stoat/s is still at large! If you have … [Read more...] about Predator Free receives Community Board Grant
Responding to the Paekākāriki Stoat!
Predator Free Paekākāriki was recently awarded a local conservation grant by WellingtonZoo to set up community trapping lines around the village, including Campbell Park. Maree White tells us more. The recent stoat sightings along The Parade at the end of 2022 was a great prompt to getthe traps … [Read more...] about Responding to the Paekākāriki Stoat!
New QEP tracks open the park to regeneration and recreation
In great news for walkers, cyclists and horse riders formerly farmed areas of Kāpiti’s Queen Elizabeth Park have been opened to the public following the completion of 7.5 km of new tracks to the park’s northern section. Greater Wellington Regional Council tells us all about it. “The tracks … [Read more...] about New QEP tracks open the park to regeneration and recreation
End of an era: haere rā to the Surf Lifeguards clubroom
McKenzie Jones has been part of the Paekākāriki Surf Lifeguards for 18 years. At the recent closing ceremony of the old club building, McKenzie shares her farewell speech full of rich memories and fulfilling experiences of her years with the club. I’ve been a part of the Paekākāriki Surf … [Read more...] about End of an era: haere rā to the Surf Lifeguards clubroom
Paekākāriki Beach Rat Patrol
Paekākāriki resident Birnie Duthie enjoys checking and clearing the predator traps that help protect our kororā (little blue penguins). Birnie Duthie, a Paekākāriki resident, has been checking a trap line along the south beach of Paekākāriki since early 2020. During that time Birnie has cleared … [Read more...] about Paekākāriki Beach Rat Patrol
The Paekākāriki seawall renewal: phase one
Tim Barlow is lead concept developer for the artwork that will accompany the first stage of the renewed seawall. He updates us on where the project is at, how mana whenua and others are involved and the kaupapa behind the mahi. In late 2021 the Kāpiti Coast District Council announced plans to … [Read more...] about The Paekākāriki seawall renewal: phase one
SH59 to re-open on 15 September
Waka Kotahi updates us on the state of SH59 and its imminent opening. Contractors are now clearing the major roadworks site on State Highway 59 north of Pukerua Bay ahead of its reopening on Thursday 15 September 2022 at 5.30 am. The section of the state highway between Paekākāriki and … [Read more...] about SH59 to re-open on 15 September
Predator Free Paekākāriki – got a trap?
Predator Free Paekākāriki traps rodents and records the results. They need your help to do this - you could even win $30 worth of goodies from Paekākāriki Fruit Supply. Maree White and Amelia Geary update us on Predator Free Paekākāriki's latest trapping news from around the village and their … [Read more...] about Predator Free Paekākāriki – got a trap?