Ocean Parade beach erosion meeting

Background

Thirty Ocean Parade residents, including Iain MacLean from the Pukerua Bay Residents’ Association, came together on 2 December 2016 to discuss the rapid erosion of shorefront, civil emergency procedures post-earthquake (14 November 2016) and severe weather event (12-15 November) causing a landslide on Beach road – blocking access and damaging properties on Ocean Parade – of which three had to be evacuated over a twenty-four period.

Aerial view of the beach along Ocean Parade.

We enhanced the Parade’s resilience through self-help community initiatives in regards to civil emergency procedures but the issue of rapid shorefront erosion was considered as urgent. We collectively concluded that we want to increase awareness of the problem and the residents selected a small Steering Group to undertake action. We want to see the Porirua City Council recognise the urgency of the shorefront erosion and act quickly to mitigate the effects of the inundation and subsequent erosion of the shorefront along Ocean Parade, Pukerua Bay – in close consultation with Pukerua Bay residents but with having vision for a long term solution. Continue reading “Ocean Parade beach erosion meeting”

December 2016 Residents’ Association meeting minutes

(DRAFT)

Tuesday 13 December 2016

Present: Iain McLean, Kate Dreaver, Brian Sullivan, June Penhey, Pauline Morse, Jonathan Harker, Paul FitzGerald, Dale Williams (PCC), Bill Inge (PCC), Jenny Brash (GWRC).

Community: Peter Roach, Greg Hamilton, Sheryl Boxall, Kathy Ó Halloran, Martyn Cook.

Apologies: Nick Vincent, Beccy Davis.

Continue reading “December 2016 Residents’ Association meeting minutes”

Pest-free Pukerua Bay public meeting

pest-free-320Saturday 12 November 2016, 10 am at the Pukerua Bay School Hall. See more event details.

A community-led initiative to make Pukerua Bay pest-free, that is, free of mustelids and rats, to encourage native birds, lizards and invertebrates to return. Join the group on Facebook, or email them (see event details).

Rat traps and tunnels courtesy of Department of Conservation, to keen Pukerua Bay trappers for a $20 donation, which will help buy more traps.

Kelvin Hastie will be there to share his experiences making Crofton Downs Wellington’s first pest–free suburb and we will demonstrate how to use traps and get started. We will also have a speaker from the Kāpiti Biodiversity Project.

November 2016 Residents’ Association meeting minutes

Tuesday 8 November 2016

Present: Iain McLean, Brian Sullivan, June Penhey, Jonathan Harker, Paul FitzGerald, Kate Dreaver, Dale Williams (PCC).
Community: Josh Wrightson, Olly Gittins, Peter Roach.
Apologies: Nick Vincent, Beccy Davis, Pauline Morse, Bill Inge (PCC), Beverly Wakem (PCC), Jenny Brash (GWRC). Continue reading “November 2016 Residents’ Association meeting minutes”

2015 Residents’ Association AGM Minutes

Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 3 November 2015

Attendance

Present

Committee members: Kate Dreaver, Jonathan Harker, Iain MacLean, Pauline Morse, June Penhey, Dagmar Pesendorfer, Geert van de Vorstenbosch.
Porirua City Council (PCC): Bronwyn Kropp.
Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC): Jenny Brash.
Community: Jenny Dawson, Rachel Prebble, Gay Hay, Pamela Gerrish-Nunn, Jacqui McIntosh, Nick Markwell, Nick Vincent, Fiona Sutton, Bernard Knapp, Margaret Blair, Brian Sullivan, Lee Begg, Ted Coats, Gillian Candler, Dale Shirtliff, Yvonne Fletcher, Paul FitzGerald, Phil Wiles, Angela Fisher.

Apologies

Anita Baker (PCC), Barbara Donaldson (GWRC), Euon Murrell (PCC), Tim Sheppard (PCC). Continue reading “2015 Residents’ Association AGM Minutes”

Pukerua Bay Residents’ Association — 2016 Annual report of the Chair

This year the committee continued its focus on our Village Planning projects, in particular the Muri Reserve community garden/food forest, safety along people travelling along Muri Road and the Green and Gold trails, as well as responding to issues arising from the opening of Te Araroa walkway, and supporting the Pukerua Bay Store. Continue reading “Pukerua Bay Residents’ Association — 2016 Annual report of the Chair”

Online survey: Pukerua Bay community café

A group of residents are discussing the possibility of turning St Mark’s Church into a community cafe. Our vision is for:

“A family-friendly cafe, the profits from which will fund a community hub offering arts and culture activities, skill sharing, exhibitions, workshops and events.”

Please complete our online community survey (closes on 18.11.2016) or email us at pkbcommunitycafe@gmail.com

pb-cafeWE NEED THE COMMUNITY TO HELP MAKE THIS A REALITY,
PLEASE TELL US WHAT YOU THINK.

The survey is open to non-residents, so please encourage your friends around the Wellington region to complete it. We will be at the Residents’ Association AGM on Tuesday evening and will be happy to chat to you afterwards.

Residents’ Association Annual General Meeting

The Residents’ Association is holding its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 1 November. It will include discussion on:

  • A joint New Zealand Transport Agency and Porirua City Council crash reduction study onState Highway 1 and possible safety measures they could install. They have some suggestions and want our feedback on them.
  • A proposal for a cafe in Pukerua Bay – possibly at St Mark’s Church, or maybe somewhere else.
  • Community-led initiative to make Pukerua Bay pest-free by having traps across the village.
  • Review of our Village Plan.

We will also elect the committee for next year, and volunteers are welcome. We would like another two or three people on the committee. Contact Iain MacLean if you’re interested.

All Pukerua Bay residents are members of the Residents’ Association. Come and have your say, and raise any issues of concern.

(event link on Facebook)

Te Araroa Track working bee

Tuesday 18 October 2016, 9.30 am

te_araroa_track_appealA working bee is to take place on the morning of Tuesday 18 October 2016. This working bee will be focused on weed control, in particular a follow up to work already started on Cape Ivy control on the boundary to Melody Farm. Members of the regular Tuesday working bee for Ngā Uruora will be helping out.

Where and when: Assembly point will be at the end of Muri Road near the track entrance gate (map), at 9:30 am, Tuesday 18 October 2016.

What to bring: Bring drinking water, gloves, muscles, knowledge, smiles and all important morning tea. If you have loppers, a pruning saw or a grubber this would help. Don’t worry if you don’t have tools, Ngā Uruora have a few that could be provided.

Weather: If the weather looks like not cooperating the intention is to send out a cancellation email the night before.

More information is also available on the Ngā Uruora website, and if you are interested in volunteering for the Pukerua Bay end, sign up to their newsletter.

October 2016 Residents’ Association meeting minutes

Tuesday 11 October 2016

Present: Iain McLean, Brian Sullivan, June Penhey, Jonathan Harker, Pauline Morse, Paul FitzGerald, Kate Dreaver, Anita Baker (PCC), Ross Leggett (PCC), Bill Inge (PCC), Jenny Brash (GWRC).
Community: Nikky Winchester, Kelly McClean, and Rochelle Grace (St. Mark’s group); Mark Owen, Geoff Marshall and Steve Jones (NZTA); Peter Roach, Gay Hay.
Apologies: Nick Vincent, Dale Williams (PCC), Barbara Donaldson (GWRC). Continue reading “October 2016 Residents’ Association meeting minutes”