Matariki and Winter Solstice

We recently celebrated Matariki (Māori New Year) and winter solstice to coincide with the launch of our village website http://www.paekakariki.nz A great day for the kids which ended with a bonfire and roasted marshmallows. It was a bit cold, not that kids noticed and the highlight was the failed launch of a rocket 🤣 I …

Storming

There has been thunder, lightning, storm force wind, rain , hail and raging tides for 6 days now. Last Sunday a tornado and warnings all week for more. I can't remember it ever being like this before. Sure bad weather for a week is common but warnings every day? We had a water spout a …