Growing Green Tamariki at Paekākāriki School

Hannah Zwartz, long-time Paekākāriki School parent, member of the School Garden Group and Potty Potters, talks about an exciting new project coming up at our kura along with the year-long work done to support the gardening curriculum. This year’s popular giant Paekākāriki School plant … [Read more...] about Growing Green Tamariki at Paekākāriki School

The Dogs of Paekākāriki

During the last week of lockdown in August 2021, Bob Zuur photographed dogs and their humans on Paekākāriki Beach. Set to Tū Tilley's song White Cloud Island, enjoy this visual and aural delight! "Something I noticed when walking my dog on Paekākāriki Beach during lockdown was that lots of others … [Read more...] about The Dogs of Paekākāriki

Tūrangawaewae

paekākāriki.nz 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

What has become of the Paekākāriki seawall?

Bride Coe expresses concerns about the lack of response from Kāpiti Coast District Council about our vital seawall project and asks for a hui. We asked the council to respond to her concerns and we also publish this below. Photo: Mark Amery Bride Coe: Since the adoption of the Long Term Plan … [Read more...] about What has become of the Paekākāriki seawall?

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

Liana’s lockdown challenge: to paint every day

Liana Stupples is well-known in Paekākāriki for her wild play and 're-wilding yourself' activities. She is also a talented artist - she shares her watercolour illustrations of local scenes she loves created during lockdown. Liana Stupples. Photo supplied. When lockdown fell this time my … [Read more...] about Liana’s lockdown challenge: to paint every day

Making Friends with Honey Flower

Julia Wawrzyniak recently opened Honey Flower & Friends in a tiny gallery at the end of the Holtom Building. Her philosophy encompasses nature and organic processes, along with working in a collective. Julia shares her story with us here. Honey Flower & Friends is second in the … [Read more...] about Making Friends with Honey Flower

Community boards are the flax roots of communities – have your say

There is little doubt community boards are one of the key ways Councils keeps in touch with the flax roots of the communities they represent. Yet, after a representation review that saw residents want Council to be closer to community, Kāpiti Coast Councillors support a proposal that threatens to … [Read more...] about Community boards are the flax roots of communities – have your say