Are you keen to get involved in a discussion about climate change, focused on issues and solutions in Pukerua Bay? Want to find out what others are doing, and how you can be part of a community response that starts from our strengths and the positive things we are already doing?
Whether as an individual or as a member of a group, you are warmly welcomed to a community workshop to be held on Sunday 16 October in the Pukerua Bay School and Community Hall. This will be a ‘stock-take’ meeting where we develop an understanding of the local impacts of climate change, ascertain what issues are on top for people and map our connections with each other. We will also consider the UN Sustainable Development Goals and think about what they mean for our village.
We really look forward to seeing you there!
The purpose of this workshop is to:
- Raise awareness about environmental activities in Pukerua Bay (Kaitiakitanga)
- Raise awareness about climate change impacts
- Identify a set of residents who want to take the conversation further
Light refreshments will be provided.
|2.00 pm||Karakia timatanga|
|2.10 pm||Workshop overview|
|2.15 pm||Whakawhanaungatanga: introduction, why are you here|
|2.30 pm||Brief overview from Council|
|2.40 pm||Sustainable Development Goals exercise – Led by Barbara Nebel|
Grab a cup of tea and reflect
|3.10 pm||Lightning report back from each group|
|3.20 pm||Synthesise, report back and discussion|
|3.45 pm||Next steps|
|3.55 pm |
|Karakia and close|
Our little online shop for fund-raising T-shirts and tote bags for He Ara Pukerua has recently been besieged by a bot attack. My apologies to the folks whose email addresses were monitoring online orders, who now have to delete thousands of spammy emails. I have temporarily disabled the online shop until I work out what happened and how to better mitigate future attacks.
Porirua and Whitaker’s Chocolate are throwing a Choctober Fest: cafés throughout Porirua for the whole month of October will be using Whitaker’s chocolate to create their own unique beverages and baked goods! The Pukerua Bay café are participating, Greedy & Co. at 98 Rawhiti Road (Tue-Fri 8am-1pm, Sat 9am-1pm). Their entries will be:
Raspberry gateau hot chocolate: A velvety, creamy hot chocolate with a raspberry twist, topped with whipped cream.
White Chocolate Cheesecake Brownie: a rich, decadent chocolate brownie topped with a creamy white chocolate cheesecake and berry swirl.
It’s that time where we all vote for who represents us on our local government bodies (Porirua City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council), and who serves as mayor of Porirua city. The election runs from 16 September to 8 October; more about voting is available at the Electoral Commission’s Vote NZ site.
Come and find out what your candidates are about, and grill them with your pointed questions. We’re asking candidates for information relevant to Pukerua Bay, and putting together responses as they come to hand on our election page, “2022 Local Government Election”. More information on the Porirua City Council candidates is available on the Porirua City Council “Candidates for Election” page.
State Highway 59 is closed between Pukerua Bay and Paekākāriki due to a slip at Arlie Road. Crews are also on-site dealing with fallen trees at Motuhara Road in Plimmerton and around Grays Road. High tide is at 2pm, and there is more rain forecast, Porirua City Council advises drivers to please take extra care and report any issues via the Antenno app (Android, Apple), or phone 04 237 5089.
The Pukerua Bay Community Garden and Food Forest team presents:
Hannah Swartz will be demonstrating winter pruning care for our fruit trees.
Thanks to NZ Organic Garden magazine for their donation to host this event.
Hannah will also talk about care and maintenance of your garden tools. We are lucky to have two local experts that will help you with any of your tools you bring along. We are asking for a Koha to the garden for this service.
Our seeds will be available for you to purchase (with cash).
As always, everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you in the garden (weather permitting!)
Present: Kate Dreaver, Iain MacLean, Moira Lawler, Nikky Winchester, Mel Galletly, Pauline Morum, Chris Kirk Burnand (GWRC),
Apologies: Paul FitzGerald, Jonathan Harker, Margaret Blair
Tuesday, 8 February 2022
Present: Paul FitzGerald, Iain McLean, Kate Dreaver, Mel Galletly, Margaret Blair, Jonathan Harker, Pauline Morum, Pat Henley, Lenka Horanska, Stewart McKenzie (PCC), Nicola Ethridge (PCC), Chris Kirk-Burnnand (GWRC), Guy Marriage, Janice Rodenburg, Adele Hickford.
Apologies: Nikky Winchester, Moira Lawler, Kelly Olatunji
Approval of previous minutes: moved Jonathan, seconded Iain, none opposed.