Pera Barrett, 35, is an author, rapper and bank worker. He lives in Tawa with his wife and children.
Me huri whakamuri, ka titiro whakamua - utilising our past to inform our future. Elevate Ōtaki has published a colourful new brochure about our unique town. It's a celebration of what the town is about, where we've come from and hints at where we're going. We’re a town with a great community spirit and where te reo Māori is comm... Keep Reading
Elevate Ōtaki and Flightdec held a hui on Wednesday 19 June at Māorilands Hub in Ōtaki. About 30 people attended to contribute their views and ideas. The meeting provided an open forum for people to express themselves on Otaki and what makes it work as a community. In short, we want to be... Keep Reading
If you live in Kāpiti or you are just passing through you’d be hard pressed not to notice the hive of activity on the Peka Peka to Ōtaki Expressway. Back in 2009/10 when the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) first met with the Ōtaki Community Board (OCB) to discuss this project, everyone knew something had to happen as the congestion... Keep Reading