A story by Dani Deluka paying tribute to a little cottage once used as a Catholic refuge for young pregnant girls. Womens Weekly February 1983. Seeking: Plum Stephenson and Marianne (Tink) Smith. Kahe McDiamond would like to make contact. Please phone... Te Moana was … [Read more...] about Autumn 1943 Paekākāriki
From global warming and Covid flags to recently departed friends and berating Netflix, Paekākāriki local Keith Johnson's choice of a remarkable range of flags often comments cleverly on issues. Flown from a flagpole on the northern edge of the Kāpiti village, he shares the reasons behind his 2020 … [Read more...] about 2020: a year in flags
Making use of the land you already have becomes a keen issue nationwide as the availability of property becomes more difficult. In Paekākāriki the community has begun making better use of grounds they have access to – a strip of land between the village's northern boundary and the Paekākāriki … [Read more...] about Paekākāriki advances north!
From working alongside international greats like Sir Laurence Olivier and Dame Maggie Smith during the formation of British modern theatre, to heading Downstage Theatre and developing drama in education, Paekākāriki resident Sunny Amey has helped shape live theatre in Aotearoa New Zealand as we know … [Read more...] about Bringing us sunshine
Dunedin-based writer, Kay McKenzie Cooke celebrates a 'significant birthday' for much-loved poet and independent publisher Michael O'Leary aka the Earl of Seacliff. Earlier this month Paekākāriki poet and publisher Michael O'Leary attended Aotearoa's poet laureate David Eggleton's recent … [Read more...] about Part rockstar, part poet. A birthday blessing.
Paekākāriki Pride Festival 2020. A photo story by Bob Zuur. … [Read more...] about Proud as rainbow punch
Paekākāriki 88.2FM's Mark Amery speaks to curator David Teh in Singapore about expanding our notions of sovereignty in a time of a global pandemic, ahead of the premiere of a series of artist films at Pataka in Porirua, Friday evening. In terms of Covid, New Zealand and Singapore have had a … [Read more...] about Pacific Sovereignty and creating an Asia Pacific Bubble
When it comes to Pride -- Paekākāriki is off the leash! The fourth year of the feel-good festival lets the canines shine with the new addition of a dog show this Labour Weekend. Robbie the Cor-gay, resident of Paekākāriki and regular Pride Parade goer. Photo: Val Little Shortly after 2020 … [Read more...] about Paekākāriki Pride Festival: gone to the dogs
It’s only natural that Daisy Wood is passionate about medicinal herbs – both her names are from the plant world. The degree-trained medical herbalist and naturopath has a specialty interest in women’s health. Using herbs to heal, she turns plants into delicious teas and medicinal … [Read more...] about Daisy Wood: Plants by name, plants by nature
For many, keeping on top of our mental health is a daily battle. To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, Dani Deluka shares a pilgrimage to reconnect with her roots in order to stand strong. Image: Dani Deluka Recently I took a trip to a motel up north. My studio room was compact and … [Read more...] about Sometimes I need solitude, sometimes a village