From its early days by the railway in an old farming shed in 1886, to the celebrated home of the barefoot learner today, Michael O’Leary has researched and published a book about the history of Paekākāriki School.
Bill Carson ran his tiny chemist in Paekākāriki, from the 1930s until the shop closed in 1981. Find out more about him at the Paekākāriki Station Museum exhibition.
Taking inspiration from the incredible Paekākāriki Mermaids, the Sea Goddesses take the plunge to shake off the demands of daily life.
Paekākāriki’s Felix Pharand Deschênes is playing a major role in helping define the visual narrative of the Anthropocene — the age we are now said to inhabit, a time when we as humans are exerting more influence over the planet’s environment than any other element.
All over the world, people are taking to frigid seas, lakes and rivers ‘like fish to water’. Paekākāriki has a couple of brave groups that swim in the sea all year round. This article profiles The Paekākāriki Mermaids.
‘It was fitting that our beloved Trish Delaney had the last laugh when we farewelled her in true Paekākāriki fashion under a full sun and a super blood moon. We heard her laugh and her cheery voice boom out through St Peter’s Hall after the many tributes had been made.’ Julia Truscott writes a beautiful tribute about our beloved village member, Trish Delaney.
Holly Ewens hands over the editor reins to Nik Bullard. She tells us how far paekakariki.nz has come during her two year tenure.
When a quake devastated communities in Nepal in 2015, a small Kāpiti Coast community on the other side of the world responded and support from this community keeps on flowing.
Holly Jane Ewens is to step down from her role as Paekākāriki.nz coordinating editor. A heartfilled thank you from many of us.
With a focus on women in the armed forces, Paekākāriki’s ANZAC 2021 commemorations included a strong local female presence. Photographer Bob Zuur documents the occasion accompanied by the speech from Kāpiti Coast Mayor, K Gurunathan.