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.
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 region.
Judith Galtry writes on the life in Paekākāriki of her late friend, the prolific author Frances Cherry. Frances and her whanau’s life in the village from the 1960s on reveals many a story about Paekākāriki’s rich social history.
Coral Trimmer shares her love for her brother, Sir Jon Trimmer, and their shared love of Paekākāriki. Listen to her chat to Sylvia Bagnall and Mark Amery on Te Pae.
The Takutai Kāpiti Coastal Adaptation Panel would like to hear what you value most about our coastline and how you think it should be protected at their community workshop on 7 November (or online).
In this story, Dani Deluka celebrates Mahuru Māori, the recent month-long kaupapa aimed at using te reo in everyday situations. Pari Pari refers to the historic Māori settlement found just south of Paekākariki on the escarpment. The story beautifully expresses how to overcome adversity through aroha, whakapapa and pākahukahu (strength).
Murray Williams looks at the votes to sum up how Paekākāriki voted in the 2023 election.
Paekākāriki School, home of the play-based, bare foot learner is proud of its tamariki’s creativity. Albie Calder has kindly shared two poems – ‘Daffodils’ and ‘Paekākāriki’.
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