Mercedes Webb-Pullman is our poet reading at Petticoat Junction Tea Shop inside the Station Museum Paekakariki for July - Sunday 9th.
Mercedes was born in Kaitaia, Northland, attended William Colenso College Napier, lived in Australia and USA,
returned to NZ in 2008. She graduated from the International Institute of Modern Letters, Victoria University Wellington
with her MA in Creative Writing (Merit) in 2011.
Her work has appeared online ( Black Mail Press, Danse Macabre, Turbine, 4th Floor, Swamp, Reconfigurations, The Electronic Bridge,
and others ) in print in New Zealand, (Mana magazine, Poets to the People, Poetry from Lembas Cafe 2009 ) and countries such as Australia,
Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, Spain, France, Palestine and Argentine.
She has published nine books, all available at Petticoat Junction. The latest, The Jean Genie, explores the work of Jean Genet through
a series of contemporary sonnets.
In 2016 Mercedes managed to have a poem published every week, with over 50 poems in 42 literary journals.
She lives in Paekakariki. And her poem Paekakariki Hill is featured on the Paekakariki Arts Walk.
Check out the Museum display "Writers & Poets of Paekakariki"
Books by local poets are available for purchase, some of these are not seen in the usual bookshops.
Catch the train - It stops right at our door.
Entry by Koha.
Hi Neighbourly folk, this one should not be to hard.
The popular Community Bowls series is returning to the Raumati Bowling Club on Monday 1st February. This is open to everyone. Last year we had families, groups of friends and individuals.
No skill required and barefeet, jandals or sneakers acceptable.
Get some more details from our front gate or phone Dennis on 0272971873
Councillors will vote on the future of the Gateway at the full February Council meeting. In the absence of NO community consultation a group have put together a petition to STOP the Kapiti Gateway Project and the huge associated costs with this ill-conceived project. The petition will be presented at the February Council meeting. Please sign, share and spread the word.