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.
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.
The Paekākāriki Community Trust has had a busy year running St Peter’s Hall and fundraising for its upkeep. Sarah Te One fills us in on the details.
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.
The community of Paekākāriki have bought a second house to provide housing for local whānau. Mark Amery reports on the Paekākāriki Housing Trust’s activities from their recent annual hui.
Michael O’Leary has written a fitting tribute to Tony Taylor, a man of great enthusiasm, knowledge, compassion and integrity.
Paekākāriki, amongst many stand-out qualities, is likely the smallest town outside Burma to have its own support group. KT Julian tells us about this group’s important mahi and her personal experience of living there.