Residents should be receiving the April issue of the Kōrero newsletter in their letterboxes this week. See our Kōrero newsletter page for the editorial, links to PDFs of current and previous issues, and information about contributing or placing advertising.
Tuesday 9 March 2021
Present: Paul FitzGerald, Margaret Blair, Iain MacLean, Kate Dreaver, Mel Galletly, Nikky Winchester, Pauline Morum, Josh Trlin (PCC), Marie Hook, Chris Ells (Pukera Bay School Principal)
Apologies: Jonathan Harker, Moira Lawler, Jenny Brash (GWRC), Chris Kirk Burnnand (GWRC), Josh Trlin for lateness
Approval of previous minutes: No changes.
Motion to receive: moved Kate, seconded Mel, motion carried.
This Saturday 24 April at 2pm the Pukerua Bay Residents’ Association will be holding a meeting for residents at the Pukerua Bay RSA clubrooms at 5 Wairaka Road to discuss a submission in response to the Kāinga Ora proposal for High Density Zones in Porirua City, including Pukerua Bay.
Louise White, Planner in the Environment & City Planning Team, and Emily Bayliss, an independent ‘Friend of the Submitter’, will both attend to assist residents better understand Kāinga Ora’s submission and the further submission process. Cr Josh Trlin will also be coming to the meeting.
Kāinga Ora has made a request for a high-density residential zone, enabling buildings of six storeys or more. For more context to Kāinga Ora’s request you can read and download the full submission here:
Submission 81 Kainga Ora – Homes and Communities (PDF, 122 MB)
Specific reference to a high-density residential zone is made on pages 10 & 16 of the submission, and in attachments 2 and 3. Further reading useful to setting the scene can be found on the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development NPS page, here:
The Porirua City Council Long Term Plan (LTP) Consultation is underway for 2021. The LTP sets the direction, priorities and budgets for the city for the next 30 years, and details the planned services, activities and projects for Porirua, and how Council will pay for them. Community input is essential to make sure the council have the right focus. Public consultation is open from 26 March 2021 to 27 April 2021.
Mana Cruising Club, 5 Pascoe Ave, Ngāti Toa Domain, Paremata, 7 April, 7-8pm (Facebook event)
Pātaka, Cnr Parumoana Street & Norrie Street, 10 & 11 April, 12 noon – 2pm (Facebook event)
North City Shopping Centre 2 Titahi Road, Porirua, 16 and 17 April, 10am – 1pm (Facebook event)
North City Shopping Centre 2 Titahi Road, Porirua, 18 April 10am – 12 noon (Facebook event)
For more information, upcoming event details and supporting documentation, see the Council LTP consultation page.
Welcome to all those interested in the garden project, their friends and families. Come along for a picnic in the gardens to celebrate the end of summer and work done to date. Bring your own drink and food to share, plates, utensils etc (our BBQ will be available). The thermette will also be in action for hot drinks. We look forward to seeing you there. Everyone welcome.
Saturday 27 March 2021, 9am-3.30 pm (ical)
Venue: Mana Arts Centre, Plimmerton Domain
Tutor: Anna Nelson
Cost: $35 for members, $65 for non-members
Enjoy a day of creativity and learn to make an A6 book to keep or give as a gift. You will leave with enough knowledge to create a work on your own in future. Some materials required, see Mana Arts Society website or Facebook page for more details.
Come along and practice working together as a community during a disaster and get tips on how you and your whānau can stay safe and get through.
Saturday 20 March, 2021
Pukerua Bay School Hall, 1pm
Using an earthquake scenario, this session will cover how to:
- Set up your local Community Emergency Hub
- Ensure those in need are supported
- Overcome potential challenges together
- Make the most of the resources you have locally
Everyone is welcome; join in and be more prepared as a community. Learn more about your Community Emergency Hub: getprepared.nz/hubs
Tuesday 9 February 2021
Present: Paul FitzGerald, Margaret Blair, Iain MacLean, Kate Dreaver, Mel Galletly, Nikky Winchester, Moira Lawler, Pauline Morum, Jonathan Harker, Josh Trlin (PCC), Whetu Bennett (WREMO,) Chris Kirk Burnnand (GWRC)
Apologies: Jenny Brash, Josh Trlin for lateness
Approval of previous minutes: Mel requested his comments re coordination of residents’ groups for feedback to Waka Kotahi on future use of SH1 be included.
Motion to receive with amendments: moved Paul, seconded Iain, motion carried.
There is a tsunami warning in effect for most of New Zealand following an 8.1 earthquake in the Kermadec Islands region. Please monitor the official Civil Defence sources for more information:
- National Emergency Management Agency website,
- tune in to Radio New Zealand on 101.3 FM,
- if you’re at sea, stay away from the coast and tune in to VHF channel 16.
As of 10:30 am today (5 March 2021) People in all New Zealand coastal areas should:
- Listen to the radio and/or TV for updates, or check www.civildefence.govt.nz
- Listen to local Civil Defence authorities and follow any instructions regarding evacuation of your area
- Stay out of the water (sea, rivers and estuaries, this includes boats)
- Stay off beaches and shore areas
- Do not go sightseeing
- Share this information with family, neighbours and friends
Evacuation advice overrides the current COVID-19 Alert Level requirements. Listen to local Civil Defence authorities and follow any instructions regarding evacuation of your area. If you are told to evacuate do not stay at home. Stay 2 metres away from others if you can and if it is safe to do so.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency surveyors will be in Pukerua Bay on Sunday 14 February 2021 starting around 7pm, surveying each intersection with a view to future design improvements. This will involve stop/go traffic control, but no machinery, and is unrelated to the PCC vegetation trimming work last week.