At the recent Paekākāriki Resilient hui, a series of speakers spoke of their experience in a natural disaster, or how to plan for one, and others brainstormed ideas on how to survive one. Kerren Hedlund shares the details.
Birds of a feather flock together: Forest & Bird celebrated
In late April 2023, Paekākāriki buzzed with excitement and activities commemorating 100 years of Forest & Bird | Te Reo of Te Taiao. Captain Val Sanderson, a pioneering conservationist, featured prominently in the celebrations.
Paekākāriki and birdsong only a tap away
Introducing some special features of the Paekākāriki.FM radio app.
Getting to know Magno Vieira: from Wembley to Paekākāriki realty
Magno Vieira has come on board as a very welcome key sponsor of Paekakariki.nz. He tells us about himself and why he likes to donate back to this special town he now calls home.
Paekākāriki Surf Lifesavers to the rescue!
In the wake of Cyclone Gabrielle in February, Paekākāriki Surf Lifesaving Club deployed four of their members to help the search and rescue efforts in Hawkes Bay. Fiona Bailey tells us how it unfolded.
Mosaic benches outside St Peter’s Church?
A local group is proposing that the benches outside St Peter’s Church on Beach Road are beautified with mosaic artwork designed by local artists. Find out more from Julie Warren.
Fundraising for our regional gallery with a film that reveals NZ’s rich arts in education history
The Mahara Gallery in Waikanae continues to fundraise for their exciting new refurbishment due to open in 2023. St Peter’s Hall in Paekākāriki will host their film fundraiser, ‘The HeART of the Matter’, a documentary which profiles the ground-breaking post WWII educational shift that brought art and craft to the heart of schools in Aotearoa New Zealand. Fiona Gunter-Firth tells us more.
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Captain Sanderson: a visionary among the Paekākāriki dunes
Conservation visionary Captain E.V (Val) Sanderson devoted much of his life to preserving Aotearoa New Zealand’s unique flora and fauna. Judith Galtry profiles this tenacious and committed man, a one-time resident of Paekākāriki, where he restored his property to native bush and from where he could keep a keen eye on Kāpiti Island’s burgeoning bird population.