Paekākāriki’s Summer of Love: The Pickle Pot Be-In

The annual youth-run Pickle Pot Be-In festival is going from strength to strength. From its humble beginnings in 2020, the event has grown every year and 2023 is looking like a stunner! Inspired by the 1968 'Summer of Love’s Be-In' and Paekākāriki’s 'Eyeball Eyeball' events of old, our 'Pickle … [Read more...] about Paekākāriki’s Summer of Love: The Pickle Pot Be-In

Responding to the Paekākāriki Stoat!

Predator Free Paekākāriki was recently awarded a local conservation grant by WellingtonZoo to set up community trapping lines around the village, including Campbell Park. Maree White tells us more. The recent stoat sightings along The Parade at the end of 2022 was a great prompt to getthe traps … [Read more...] about Responding to the Paekākāriki Stoat!

Art wonderful art

The Paekākāriki Art Show is a major fundraiser for St Peter's Village Hall and a must-see event on the local cultural calendar. Held this Waitangi Weekend (Friday 3 until Monday 6 February 2023), Julie Warren reflects back on the success of the show and those who make it possible. Art, … [Read more...] about Art wonderful art

New QEP tracks open the park to regeneration and recreation

In great news for walkers, cyclists and horse riders formerly farmed areas of Kāpiti’s Queen Elizabeth Park have been opened to the public following the completion of 7.5 km of new tracks to the park’s northern section. Greater Wellington Regional Council tells us all about it. “The tracks … [Read more...] about New QEP tracks open the park to regeneration and recreation

End of an era: haere rā to the Surf Lifeguards clubroom

McKenzie Jones has been part of the Paekākāriki Surf Lifeguards for 18 years. At the recent closing ceremony of the old club building, McKenzie shares her farewell speech full of rich memories and fulfilling experiences of her years with the club. I’ve been a part of the Paekākāriki Surf … [Read more...] about End of an era: haere rā to the Surf Lifeguards clubroom

The Wonders of Photography: kohekohe in bloom

Catherine Adam from Paekākāriki's Wonderbird Photography & Design Studio shares in words and images her experience of local kohekohe in bloom. What a pleasure it was to walk our local kohekohe loop track at the base of the escarpment track (with friend and fellow local photographer Bob … [Read more...] about The Wonders of Photography: kohekohe in bloom

Paekākāriki Beach Rat Patrol

Paekākāriki resident Birnie Duthie enjoys checking and clearing the predator traps that help protect our kororā (little blue penguins). Birnie Duthie, a Paekākāriki resident, has been checking a trap line along the south beach of Paekākāriki since early 2020. During that time Birnie has cleared … [Read more...] about Paekākāriki Beach Rat Patrol

Running for a cause

Help former Paekākāriki resident Noa Woolloff with his ambitious, generous gesture to raise much-needed funds to get his friend the life-saving cancer treatment he needs. Between Friday 11 and Sunday 13 November, Noa Woolloff will undertake an ambitious endurance challenge - to run 6.4 … [Read more...] about Running for a cause

Say a Paekākāriki Ave Maria!

Introducing local filmmaker Celestina Sumby's 1980s Paekākāriki party people production! Paekākāriki resident Celestina Sumby's first short film, Ave Marie, is a story and a dream that’s been a lifetime in the making. And there’s a place in that dream for the home she's made with partner John … [Read more...] about Say a Paekākāriki Ave Maria!