paekākāriki.nz is pleased to introduce the first in a series of creative responses from local writers. In this one, Dani Deluka accompanies the Wainui Stream walk. The series is funded by the Kāpiti Coast District Council’s Creative Communities Scheme.
Bride Coe is concerned about the lack of response from Kāpiti Coast District Council about our vital seawall project. We asked the council to respond.
Ursula Beeson was a colourful character and tea leaf reader who lived in Paekākāriki from the 1970s until the 1990s. Read this excerpt from Judith Galtry’s article before going to Xplore Paekākāriki to find out more.
Liana Stupples set herself a daily lockdown challenge of painting a local scene she loves. Enjoy the end result of her creative campaign.
Julia Wawrzyniak recently opened Honey Flower & Friends in a tiny gallery at the end of the Holtom Building. Her philosophy encompasses nature and organic processes, along with working in a collective.
Community boards are a key way for Councils to keep in touch with the flax roots of the communities they represent. Kāpiti Coast Councillors want to uproot this. Paekākāriki Community Board chair Holly Ewens shares her thoughts on proposed changes that will affect how these boards operate.
Bonnifait and Giesen are a Wellington architecture practice who are increasingly busy in Paekākāriki. Mark Amery profiles this success story and talks to Will Giesen on Paekakariki.fm.
Many Paekākāriki locals responded to our call to send in photos while out and about on their 2021 lockdown walks. Enjoy this essay hand-picked by illustrations editor, Mark Coote.
Bride Coe lives with kororā (little blue penguins) under her floorboards. She tells us about these delightful birds and asks us to look out for Paekākāriki’s resident taonga.
Nick Martin has created a new app called Knot Ninja. Read about its creation and how you and your kids can become expert knotters.