From the Paekākāriki Community Board


The Paekākāriki Community Board at St Peter’s Hall for their first meeting of the triennium. Photo copyright Mark Coote/


It’s our mission to engage with you in the most effective way possible. We are here to work for you, to promote your issues and initiatives and to be a conduit for community development. To enable democratic local decision-making and action, by and on behalf of Paekākāriki.  If you’ve got ideas or concerns, we’d love to hear from you. How? You can call and email us, chat to us after gigs, over beer or outside the milk fridge at Horace’s. You can come along and speak at our public meetings. Seriously, we want to hear what you have to say!

We also administer three grants: Paekākāriki Community Board grant, the  Campe Estate community fund and the Paekakariki Services Club community grant. You can find our grant applications at the links, in our documents below or you can visit the KCDC site hereYou’ll also find our minutes and agenda  plus our meeting dates on the calendar.

 Wainuiwhenua (excess Transmission Gully land), SH1 Revocation and the Paekākāriki seawall replacement are hot topics and will continue to be for some time. Read through the document files to know more.

You’ll find a whole bunch of other official and useful stuff on this page from building consents to rubbish and recycling services.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our members or pop along to a meeting if you’ve got something to say — or just come along to hear what ideas and issues others in the community may have. Bring some biscuits, we’ll do the tea.

We meet every six weeks at St Peter’s Hall on Tuesdays at 7.00pm. Nau mai haere mai!       

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Council “sideswipes” planned seawall design

Kāpiti Coast District Council has done an about-turn on the proposed design and build of the critical Paekākāriki seawall, believes design group member and resident Bride Coe.

Trace, travel safe and educate

If we can learn anything from the current situation in Auckland, it is to heed the advice of officials and to not presume any of us are exempt from either contracting the Covid-19 virus or spreading it. Neither is our village immune – with many of us commuting into Wellington and travelling to Auckland, it’s a good idea to remember we all need to do our bit to keep the community safe – even when it’s an inconvenience, writes Community Board Chair, Holly Ewens.

The opportunity to serve – Philip Edwards

While many were celebrating the end of 2020, Paekākāriki farewelled its previous Community Board Chair – the inimitable Philip Edwards. Well-known to Bowling Club regulars and councillors alike, he is remembered for his inclusive style, his penchant for jandals, and most of all his commitment to this community and to his family. We share with you the tribute from Deputy Mayor Janet Holborow and current Community Board Chair Holly Ewens, read at his service at St Peter’s Hall on New Year’s Eve 2020, alongside other tributes.