10 years since the Paekakariki Flood

Its 10 years since the Paekakariki Flood left dozens of villagers homeless and large parts of the village a lake. On this week’s Paekakariki community radio show Te Pae (88.2Fm or www.paekakariki.org.nz – playing 12noon-2pm and 6-8pm daily)  6-12 October, Solomon Amery-Zwartz interviews Sarah Te One who recounts her whanau’s story of the fateful night, and we talk about civil defence responses with Paul Furfie. We also have the last episode of the Chameleons locally-produced  radio play Camp Mckay, a neighbourhood interview with the children involved in creating and performing the play and a final Squawk from Janet Holborow as chair of the Paekakariki Community Board.Our live performance is from Freya Higginson, Timothy Mitchell and Irahateti Moffatt.

Listeners everywhere can check out the Audio section of our website for over 70 recordings from previous Te Pae shows this year on local issues, people and performances (with thanks to the work of Barbara MacDonald).

Thanks to the Te Pae Production Team of Rebecca Thomson, Meryl Richards, Louise Thornley, Mark Coote and Emily Duizend, and to support from the Beach Road Deli. Te Pae is cohosted by Kaia Hawkins and Mark Amery. We welcome your ideas, comments and contributions to [email protected]