Peka Peka, sometimes Pekapeka, is a lightly populated seaside locality on the Kapiti Coast of New Zealand's North Island. Its population according to the 2001 New Zealand census is 195, an increase of 35.4% or 51 people since the 1996 census. It is located just off State Highway 1 and the North Island Main Trunk railway between Waikanae and Te Horo.
Peka Peka was briefly internationally famous when a young emperor penguin, nicknamed Happy Feet, appeared on Peka Peka beach on 21 June 2011. Emperor penguins are usually only found in the Antarctic.
- "Place name detail: Peka Peka". New Zealand Gazetteer. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 26 October 2007.
- Statistics New Zealand, Peka Peka Community Profile, accessed 26 October 2007.
- "New Zealand penguin Happy Feet may have been eaten". The Telegraph. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
- The Dominion Post Wellington, Kapiti's rare visit from emperor penguin, accessed 15 December 2011.
- BBC News Asia Pacific, Emperor penguin from Antarctic visits New Zealand beach, accessed 15 December 2011.
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