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Much more than just a Paekākāriki personality, Hilary Baxter was also a poet. Judith Galtry writes of a life troubled by mental health issues and the shadow of her father. Hilary c1987 Hilary was a Paekākāriki poet and personality. She was also a poet unrecognised by … [Read more...] about Nothing humdrum about Hilary
Kāpiti Coast District Council has done an about-turn on the proposed design and build of the critical Paekākāriki seawall, believes resident and design group member Bride Coe. Remedial work on the current seawall, 2021. Image: Mark Coote It’s a decade or more since the Paekākāriki Seawall … [Read more...] about Council “sideswipes” planned seawall design
If we can learn anything from the current situation in Auckland, it is to heed the advice of officials and to not presume that any of us are exempt from contracting the Covid-19 virus or spreading it. Neither is our village immune – with many of us commuting into Wellington and travelling to … [Read more...] about Trace, travel safe and educate
While many were celebrating the end of 2020, Paekākāriki farewelled its previous Community Board Chair – the inimitable Philip Edwards. Well-known to Bowling Club regulars and councillors alike, he is remembered for his inclusive style, his penchant for jandals, and most of all his commitment to … [Read more...] about The opportunity to serve – Philip Edwards
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.