Pari Pari

In this story, Dani Deluka celebrates Mahuru Māori, the recent month-long kaupapa aimed at using te reo in everyday situations. Pari Pari refers to the historic Māori settlement found just south of Paekākariki on the escarpment. The story beautifully expresses how to overcome adversity through … [Read more...] about Pari Pari

A different kind of Tsunami

An extract from Paekākāriki artist Ned Wenlock's remarkable debut graphic novel Tsunami, available now from leading publisher, Earth's End Publishing, followed by an interview with Ned on Paekākāriki.FM. An emotional rather than physical tsunami, this graphic novel deals with what could … [Read more...] about A different kind of Tsunami

Whareroa walkway

Paekākā proudly presents the third in its commissioned series of creative writing to go with our walks. In an allegorical and thought-provoking story, Apirana Taylor winds his way along the Coastal Track through Queen Elizabeth Park between Wainui and Whareroa pā sites. This series sees our … [Read more...] about Whareroa walkway


paekākā is pleased to introduce the first in a series of creative responses from local writers to three of the village's most popular walks and bike rides. This one by Dani Deluka accompanies the Wainui Stream walk. The series sees our writers paid through funding provided by the Kāpiti Coast … [Read more...] about Tūrangawaewae