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.
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”
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.
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”
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.
WE 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.
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.
A 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.
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”