Nau mai to Wai Ata studio’s first community open day

Wai Ata studio in Paekākāriki is opening its doors to the community from 10am – 2pm on Saturday 18 June 2022 so you can check out the awesome new space and learn what happens there. You can go from there to the Paekākāriki Orchards and Gardens (POG) which is also holding an open day. People can … [Read more...] about Nau mai to Wai Ata studio’s first community open day

Introducing jazz musician Lucien Johnson

A native of Pukerua Bay, jazz musician, saxophonist and artist Lucien Johnson left the coast in his 20s for Paris and beyond, forming a free jazz trio. Mark Amery talks to Lucien on Paekākāriki 88.2FM ahead of his gig at St Peter's Hall on Sunday 19 June 2022. Lucien Johnson's gift to us was to … [Read more...] about Introducing jazz musician Lucien Johnson

Bubble breakout!

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!