In pictures: Paekākāriki winners at Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards 2022

Paekākāriki groups and individuals were well represented at the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards 2022. Paekākāriki community legend Graham Coe was also recognised with a nomination for a Civic Award, recognising his immense contribution. KĀPITI FINALISTS Energise … [Read more...] about In pictures: Paekākāriki winners at Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards 2022

The Paekākāriki seawall renewal: phase one

Tim Barlow is lead concept developer for the artwork that will accompany the first stage of the renewed seawall. He updates us on where the project is at, how mana whenua and others are involved and the kaupapa behind the mahi. In late 2021 the Kāpiti Coast District Council announced plans to … [Read more...] about The Paekākāriki seawall renewal: phase one

Only in Paekākāriki does campaigning get this arty

Mark Amery notices Maria McMillan's arty campaign hoardings and Maria tells us her priorities on Paekākāriki.FM's 'Te Pae' community show. Not only have mysterious hoardings gone up in Paekākāriki with a spray-painted black question mark, but Maria McMillan - standing for a district-wide … [Read more...] about Only in Paekākāriki does campaigning get this arty

Robin White: Te Papa exhibition and Paekākāriki connection

Judith Galtry highlights the strong connection Robin White had to Paekākāriki and the creative people she knew here. Her exhibition, Robin White: Something Is Happening Here, is on at Te Papa Tongarewa until 18 September 2022. Robin White: Something Is Happening Here is a beautifully … [Read more...] about Robin White: Te Papa exhibition and Paekākāriki connection

A recycled garden shed: a dream come true

Maree White shares her story of how a dream came true - building a garden shed out of recycled materials. Ever since I was a four-year-old tottering along behind my grandad in his garden and glasshouse, eating the grapes and tomatoes as we went, I was hooked on gardening, and dreamed one day to … [Read more...] about A recycled garden shed: a dream come true

Beware the kororā!

Vivienne Jeffs asks us to look out for our local taonga, the kororā (little blue penguin), as they come ashore to nest and reminds us how we can help protect them. Paekākāriki residents please be alert: kororā - little blue penguins - are starting to come ashore to nest on your beach right … [Read more...] about Beware the kororā!