Jack McDonald remembers Aunty Carol Reihana who recently passed away. Carol (Ngāti Haumia) was a cherished kuia, a stalwart of the community and her memory will remain in our hearts.
The recently launched Paekākāriki History Walk by the Station Precinct Trust adds new layers to our village’s telling of its local history. Bride Coe looks behind the scenes at the making of the walk, which will feature in the Directory of Everything, ‘Walks & rides’ section on paekākāriki.nz shortly.
Magno Vieira has hung up his professional football boots and started a new career as a Harcourt’s Real Estate Consultant. Committed to the Paekākāriki community, Magno would like to give something back every time he sells a house here. The donation of a cabinet to the Paekākāriki Sports Club for their automated external defibrillator (AED) means that the whole community can access this life-saving device.
We publish Francis Mills’ address at a service in November 2021 on their property at Cecil Road, Paekākāriki, for his much-loved wife, Nada Mills.
Paekakariki.nz proudly presents the second in its commissioned series of creative writing to go with our walks. In an epic poem, itself like a track, Michael O’Leary writes historically and contemporaneously about the the three tracks between Paekākāriki and Pukerua Bay. This series sees our writers paid through funding from the Creative Communities scheme.
Quite the character, get a tantalising glimpse of one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s best known poets Denis Glover’s life in Paekākāriki – then read Judith Galtry’s full article on Xplore Paekākāriki
What does good growth look like for you? KCDC are consulting on their proposed approach for enabling sustainable growth in Kāpiti over the next 30 years. Have your say before Friday 19 November.
Although 2021’s Paekākāriki Pride festivities have been cancelled due to Level 2, the newly formed Paekākāriki Pride Inc Committee is determined to connect and celebrate people for pride. Val Little lets us know what is happening and how you can be involved.
Hannah Zwartz, long-time Paekākāriki School parent, member of the School Garden Group and Potty Potters, talks about an exciting new project coming up at our kura along with the year-long work done to support the school’s gardening curriculum.
During the last week of lockdown in August 2021, Bob Zuur safely photographed dogs and their humans on Paekākāriki Beach. Set to Tū Tilley’s soundtrack, ‘White Cloud Island’, please enjoy this visual and aural delight!