Paekākāriki Informed Communities Inc (PICI)

Paekākāriki Online is published by Paekākāriki Informed Community Incorporated (PICI). Between 2001 and 2011 PICI produced Paekākāriki Xpressed, a local newspaper by the community for the community. It was acclaimed for its independent journalism, and its community advertising and editorial support. In 2012 PICI published a community skills directory, delivered to households, and in 2013 it established community radio station Paekākāriki FM. In 2012 Paekākāriki Tauhokohoko, a trading site for residents was established on Facebook, and has become renowned for its success as a community communications tool.