Kia ora local trappers! It was fantastic to see so many village trappers down at the hall on Sunday 12 November. We swapped over 20 traps, including a few of the original vintage rat pack traps, with fresh shiny new ones ready to go! If you were unable to make the event to bring in your … [Read more...] about Predator Free Paekākāriki – a trapping success
Judith Galtry writes on the life in Paekākāriki of her late friend, the prolific author Frances Cherry. Frances and her whānau's life in the village from the 1960s on reveals many a story about Paekākāriki's rich social history. "Linda stood on the viewing platform and looked down at Parrot … [Read more...] about Frances Cherry: washing up in Paekākāriki
Coral Trimmer shares her love for her brother, Sir Jon Trimmer, and their shared love of Paekākāriki. Listen to her chat to Sylvia Bagnall and Mark Amery on Te Pae. … [Read more...] about Sir Jon Trimmer’s love of Paekākāriki
The Takutai Kāpiti Coastal Adaptation Panel would like to hear what you value most about our coastline and how you think it should be protected at their community workshop on 7 November (or online). Takutai Kāpiti is a district-wide coastal adaptation project that will help guide community … [Read more...] about Paekākāriki, how should we adapt to coastal hazards?
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
Murray Williams looks at the votes to sum up how Paekākāriki voted in the 2023 election. Spare a thought for the folk who actually ran our recent elections – those of the Electoral Commission.The forward planning, the operations at polling stations, the compiling the results are all … [Read more...] about What was our village’s political colour?
Paekākāriki School, home of the play-based, bare foot learner is proud of its tamariki's creativity. Albie Calder has kindly shared two poems - 'Daffodils' and 'Paekākāriki'. Daffodils Daffodils, daffodils The colour of the evening sky Growing in the fields The majestic … [Read more...] about Daffodils and Paekākāriki
Pae Cycle is going from strength to strength and is looking for new subscribers. Could this be you? We are very pleased to report that, thanks to some generous funding from the KCDC waste minimisation fund, we have completed the expansion of our composting system and now have two 3 bin systems … [Read more...] about Pae Cycle needs you!
Dayll McCahon talks to the Principal of Paekākāriki School, Julia Bevin, about the importance of play-based learning and how that relates to children's mental health and her PhD. You can also listen to an interview between Megan Salole and Julia about just this! Did you know the principal of … [Read more...] about A fascinating talk with Julia Bevin, Principal of Paekākāriki School
Located in the heart of Paekākāriki, Holtom's Art Studios is a light, modern, welcoming space. Steeped in history, the building dates back to 1920 and various businesses have been based there over the years. Alan Wehipeihana, long-time resident of Holtom's, tells Nik Bullard about the art studio’s … [Read more...] about Holtom’s Art Studios: art in the heart of Paekākāriki