2018 Residents’ Association AGM minutes

7.30 pm, Monday 29 October 2018

Attendance

Committee: Iain MacLean, Jonathan Harker, Paul FitzGerald, Brian Sullivan, Kate Dreaver, David Olsen, Pauline Morse, June Penhey, Beccy Davis.

Community: Lucy Wiles, Gillian Candler, Ben Knight, Mack Morum, Pauline Morum, Kerry Gray, Jacqui McIntosh, Josh Wrightson, Angela Brown, Kelly McClean, Barbara Donaldson (GWRC), Anita Baker (PCC), Ross Leggett (PCC), Dale Williams (PCC), Jenny Brash (GWRC), Lee Begg, Jenny Dawson, Nikky Winchester, Megan Winchester, Jenny Wrightson, Trevor Thompson (QE2 National Trust), Yvonne Fletcher, Bill McAulay, Anna Geling, Fiona Sutton, Melvin Galletly, Kate Dreaver, Christine Ford, John Ford, Iesha Warren, Damien Stairmand.

Apologies: Guy Marriage, Margaret & Ashley Blair.

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Muri Station history taking shape

You might have noticed that the old shelter building on Muri railway station has a new coat of paint and is looking pretty flash. This is thanks to the Greater Wellington Regional Council, which is handing ownership of the building over to the Residents Association. It’s the culmination of a long process that began when GWRC closed the station in 2011.

The plan is to make it part of He Ara Pukerua heritage trail, and it will have the Pukerua Bay railway history on display in the shed. In the meantime, we have a temporary sign…

Temporary heritage sign on Muri Station shelter.
It was installed by our friend Bill Inge, Village Projects Coordinator from Porirua City Council.

Garden Working Bee

This Sunday! Wondered where the garden was and what was going on there? Pop in to see us 10 am. End of Muri Road, walk along the platform to the painted waiting shed. See you there. (Event posted by Jane Comben on Facebook)

10 am, Sunday 29 September 2019 (ical)
Community Garden, by old Muri Station (map)

Video by Lottie Sterck

Meet the Candidates: Local Body Elections 2019

Not sure who to vote for in the Northern Ward, or for Mayor, or Greater Wellington Regional Council? There’ll be lots of chances to meet and hear from the candidates standing for this year’s local election.

Hosted by the Pukerua Bay Residents’ Association, both Northern Ward candidates, Mayoral candidates and Greater Wellington Regional Council candidates will be present to talk with you and to answer your questions. All confirmed nominations are listed here.

7pm, Monday 16 September 2019 (ical)
Pukerua Bay Hall, Rawhiti Road, Pukerua Bay (map)

He Ara Pukerua: Beach Heritage Trail marker unveiling

Painting: waka on the beach, Pukerua Bay
Waka on Pukerua Bay beach.

The beach heritage marker, part of Pukerua Bay’s He Ara Pukerua heritage trail, will be unveiled by Porirua Mayor, His Worship Mike Tana. The marker covers a brief introduction to Pukerua Māori history, George Stubbs, John Nicol, Nobby Clark, beach houses, the 1962 Battle of the Rocks, the Rāhui and early artists.

This will be followed by the unwrapping of the bollard for the Pukerua Bay Surf Lifesaving Club at Brendan Bay, with members of the club.

All welcome!

10 am start, Saturday 3 August 2019 (ical)
Southern beach car park, at foot of Goat Track (map)

June 2019 Residents’ Association meeting minutes

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Present: Iain MacLean, June Penhey, Kate Dreaver, Brian Sullivan, Paul FitzGerald, Mel Galletly, David Olsen, Nikky Winchester, Dale Williams (PCC)
Community: Roger Watkins
Apologies: Pauline Morse, Jonathan Harker, Jenny Brash (GWRC)
Approval of previous minutes: moved Paul FitzGerald, seconded Brian Sullivan, none opposed, carried.

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Replacement retaining wall along coast road


The NZTA contractors have been busy little beavers lately, fixing the debris fence and retaining wall above Brendon Beach. Now, they’re about to start on the retaining wall on the sea side of the layby near the Three Sisters Rocks.

A new crib wall is being built on the seaward side of the lane between the two laybys to replace the one which has been almost destroyed by storms and constant strong wave action.

  • From Wednesday 10 July for three weeks — weather permitting.
  • Work will be conducted during the day.
  • The laybys and lane will become a worksite and will be closed to traffic.
  • Minimal impact on traffic — all work will be off the road but there will be trucks coming and going.
  • The shared path beside the road will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists throughout the works.

Metered traffic lights at Paremata Roundabout

Metered traffic lights for northbound traffic at Paremata Roundabout will be operational from Monday 1 July.

With the creation of an extra 72 car parks at Paremata Park and Ride, expected to be completed by the end of July, additional rail customers are likely to exit the Park and Ride at peak times.

Initially the lights will be set to operate between 4pm and 6pm on weekdays, and triggered when southbound or Park and Ride queues reach a certain length. Once they are triggered, the lights will hold northbound traffic for between 15 and 30 seconds, allowing southbound and Park and Ride traffic to enter the roundabout.

When the red light switches off, northbound traffic will be able to enter the roundabout for between 45-60 seconds, before the cycle starts again. This metered traffic light will have no green light and will only operate at certain times of the day.

NZTA will be actively monitoring how well the lights are operating in the weeks following their introduction. In the event queues get too long they have the option of immediately adjust the timing,or can turn them off completely. Give way rules will still apply.

You can stay updated on this project via the project website.

The full press release can be found on the NZTA website.