Hall Centennial

St. Peters Village Hall Centennial Celebration

Saturday 7 April ―Sunday 8 April


A WONDERFUL WEEKEND: Performances, Visual and Oral History, Shared Food, Music and Socialising

All events free: Except for The Smallest Beer Festival.

Paekakariki Live and Out There: All events will be broadcast live from the hall from 9 am till late by Paekakariki FM, interspersed with commentary, interviews with locals, and Paekakariki DJs doing special radio shows in diverse musical genres


Saturday 7 April

9 am:  Hall opens

Browse historic Paekakariki photographs and other memorabilia, Enjoy diverse live broadcast items by Paekakariki FM.

12-4 pm: Smallest Beer Festival

Showcasing limited-release beers from Abandoned, North End, Te Aro and Duncan’s craft breweries, with beer-friendly snacks plus diverse music from Paekakariki FM DJs. Admission $30. Book through Eventfinder

5-8pm:  Community BBQ 

BYO food and drinks with the world’s most congenial friends and neighbours. Listen to DJs Sarah, Val, Pat and Sam spin the tunes. Bring your favourite album between 5-6pm.

8-11pm:  Community Cabaret 

Short performances by diverse community members, appearing in unexpected places in and around the iconic premises. Join the fun and stay afterwards for a dance: Kanikani with Kaia Hawkins from 10-11pm.

Sunday 8 April

9 am:  Hall opens

Browse historic Paekakariki photographs and other memorabilia, Enjoy diverse live broadcast items by Paekakariki FM. 

2pm: Celebration

Te Roopu Kapa Haka O Paekakariki will support Karl Farrell of Ngati Haumia in a formal welcome. Other contributions will be from MC and former mayor Jenny Rowan, Reverend Julie Rokotakala of the Anglican Church, Mayor K Gurunathan, Jan Logie MP, Hon Kris Faafoi, US Amdassador Scott Brown, and Graham Coe of the Paekakariki Community Trust.  Proceedings will culminate in the unveiling of a centenary plaque.

3 pm: Sing Paekakariki!

The Singalong of the Century introduced by Sir Jon Trimmer and Prue Hyman. Old-time favourites, folk anthems, and songs led by children and youth, including songs featuring extravagant praise for the village, humanity as a whole, and (last but not least) a birthday cake. Songbooks provided.  Special call to all singers ― members of choirs, vocal groups, cabaret acts, family choruses or whatever ―to please turn up in droves and sit near the front of the hall in order to add gusto, joy, confidence and glory to familiar tunes.

3.30 pm – 9 pm: Afternoon tea and more

Refreshments provided by the Beach Road Deli. Participate in Interviews with locals about the hall's past.  Browse historic photographs and memorabilia.   Paekakariki FM continues with diverse broadcast items until 9 pm.

Photo by Mark Coote


The Paekakariki Community Trust is grateful for the generous support of Ngati Haumia, Paekakariki FM, Paekakariki School, St Peter’s Church, The American Embassy, The Beach Rd Deli, Paekakariki Scouts Group, Paekakariki Volunteer Fire Brigade, Baseline Print Studio, the New Zealand Labour Party, the New Zealand Green Party, and the Kapiti Coast District Council.