John Hayes Perkins 7 September 1935 ― 21 January 2018 First delivered Memorial Hall, Paekākāriki, January 2018 John and Betty Perkins were the first friends I made when I arrived in Paekākāriki in 1971. And, like many people here, I soon came to realise that no two people could be doing … [Read more...] about Perky’s eulogy
We kept muttering this to ourselves as we took another swipe at the stems which were thick like bamboo. It took about an hour to make 5 metres progress using a slasher. The idea was to make a track going all the way to Pukerua Bay, and deep down we knew it was impossible. Nga Uruora looks after … [Read more...] about How it started – Paekākāriki Escarpment track
Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutoa katoa. Ko Holly Jane Ewens a hau. Transience is an important contributor to the colourful make-up of our village and, reflecting on our heritage, it seems it’s always been so. Our mana whenua, Ngāti Haumia journeyed here from Kawhia. We were the coach stop … [Read more...] about Te haerenga: the journey
I have lived in Paekākāriki for over 35 years. Most of that time I have not known much about lizards. Sure, there have always been a few skinks running around my garden. But that was about all I knew. All that began to change when Ngā Uruora hired Ecogecko to do a series of local lizard surveys. … [Read more...] about How to grow lizards
PICI (Paekākāriki Informed Community Inc) are looking for a motivated, experienced and locally plugged in community member to take up a contract that will involve we estimate four-eight hours per week over an initial six month contract with a fee equating to $200 per week. This is the … [Read more...] about Contract offered: Coordinating Editor (part-time) Paekakariki.nz
Say…Say what? Say… Do you want to go for a bike ride today?I’d love to go with y’all, but my bike is just too small!Well, bikes can get too small,But that doesn't matter at all! The bike library’s here to save the day And it’s definitely less wasted money to pay.You mean, I can just borrow a bike, … [Read more...] about Putting the cycle back into recycling
Much excitement! From Sunday 28 February Paekakakariki 88.2FM’s extending its hours so your day kicks off at 8am after the Kapiti bird’s dawn chorus. But wait there’s more! We have six new shows starting this month, with a big injection from new local DJs who are either at Kapiti College or … [Read more...] about Extended hours! New shows!
Welcome to Paekakariki – we hope this site helps you to find your way around. Paekakariki: To the Ngati Haumia who settled here it was the bay of the kakariki – some say it’s another name for paradise … it’s even been called The Centre of the Universe. But whatever it’s been called, while you’re … [Read more...] about Announcing Paekākāriki.nz