Predator Free Paekākāriki April catch report

A busy April, including 2 weasels in the village. Record your catches by joining the Predator Free Paekākāriki project on Trap NZ here. https://trap.nz/project/32823/info A huge thanks to Lydia Harfield for designing this template and Diatom Press for the original Predator Free Paekākāriki … [Read more...] about Predator Free Paekākāriki April catch report

ANZAC Day 2024: Paekākāriki soldiers remembered

Ian McGibbon's memorial address at the recent ANZAC Day event commemorates some of the young Paekākāriki men who served in World War One. It is an honour to be invited this morning to give the memorial address in Paekākāriki on the 109th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli.   We are here … [Read more...] about ANZAC Day 2024: Paekākāriki soldiers remembered

Rewilding Paekākāriki: bringing back the forests

From bare hills to regenerating bush, the spaces around Paekākāriki are gradually becoming rewilded, restoring the native fauna and flora. Paul Callister tells us more. A decade or so ago, people living in or visiting Paekākāriki would have had to walk a long way before spotting a … [Read more...] about Rewilding Paekākāriki: bringing back the forests

Paekākāriki: the implications of population growth

If Paekākāriki’s population continues to grow, Dennis Rose argues that the village will have to convert to reticulated sewage rather than septic tanks. How Paekākāriki can accommodate more people and dwellings will also need to be considered. The Labour government mandated height and density … [Read more...] about Paekākāriki: the implications of population growth

Predator Free Paekākāriki Drop-in session

9.30am-11.30am Sunday 24 March at St Peter's Hall Kia ora Paekākāriki residents Come on down for our Autumn trapping drop-in session, to talk about all things trapping. We will have traps for sale, on hand trapping advice, and tech support and guidance on how to record trap data. We are … [Read more...] about Predator Free Paekākāriki Drop-in session

Circle of Fifths presents Summer Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet!

As part of the 2024 New Zealand Fringe Festival, local producers Circle of Fifths is presenting an outdoor production of the classic Romeo and Juliet - but with a Paekākāriki twist. Staged from the 1st - 3rd March at Campbell Park, there may even be a skateboard or two.   There will … [Read more...] about Circle of Fifths presents Summer Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet!

‘Record’ number of sellers at a Village Vinyl Fair with vibe

“For the record, here’s a fun fact – a person born in ‘45 was ‘33 in ’78.” The village of Paekākāriki on the Kāpiti Coast is preparing to break a few records at its annual Village Vinyl Fair and Dance on Saturday 10 February at St Peter’s Hall. An increasingly popular event in the Wellington … [Read more...] about ‘Record’ number of sellers at a Village Vinyl Fair with vibe

Predator Free Paekākāriki – a trapping success

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

Frances Cherry: washing up in Paekākāriki

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