Te Pae this week – the weather with you



On Te Pae this week (live Sunday at 6pm, repeated daily 12noon and 6pm) our issue is self sufficiency and sustainability in Paekakariki with our panel Stacey Gasson (KCDC Sustainable Communities Coordinator ), Graham Coe (the potential for self sufficiency in electricity through wind power generation ) and backyard gardener Hugh Brown.

Our musical guests are Megan and Francis Salole (of Ames Street and the Wellington International Ukelele Orchestra) and, announced last week as NZ Post Children’s First book award winner, Hugh returns to read from his novel Reach in our spoken word segment.

Neighbour of the week is Chris Johnston of Tilley Road, weather chaser and the author of a remarkable web site illustrating our village weather patterns  http://cupoteacoast.wix.com/paekakariki (cup-o- tea coast = ka-pi-ti coast) We also recommend her Facebook page “Paekakariki” with many wonderful photos, particularly of cloud formations around the village.

Squawk of the week is Paekakariki Librarian Nisa Promchot. We ask if our lending habits are different to other communities!

Community Notices as always at 1pm/7pm.

We welcome your notices, thoughts, ideas and comments to [email protected] Te Pae/The Perch is presented by Mark Amery and Kaia Hawkins and produced by Melanie Phipps with assistance from Esther Bullen and Rebecca Thomson.

Te Pae is brought to you with the support of Beach Road Deli.