Jonathan Harker

Stop/go on SH1 Sunday night for surveying

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.

Surfer’s Seat 2nd Memorial Reunion

Date: Saturday, 20 February 2021 (ical)

A short remembrance at 11.30am down at the Surfer’s Seat near the beach car park (map), followed by refreshments and food at the Pukerua Bay RSA (map). Bring a plate for the barbecue; live music from 1pm from the Axolotls and an open mic with special guests. Bring your memorabilia to show and talk about. Everyone welcome, bring some cash for the raffles.

For more information, contact Dave Pepperell on 027 440 9572

Pukerua Bay tree blitz this week

There will be four to five nights of works commencing this week along Pukerua Bay State Highway 1 to attend to the roadside vegetation and trees. Works will start on Sunday night (31 January 2021) and expect to run through to Thursday night, weather allowing. All work will be done at night, progressing north to south, starting on Sunday night down by the 50 km sign at the bottom of the hill.

  • Wellington Electricity will be clearing trees from power lines,
  • Fulton Hogan will be cutting back roadside and footpath vegetation, and
  • Treescape will be removing some of the trees.

Details of the works are provided in the satellite map plans below.

Litter Survey results for December 2020

Many thanks to Gillian Candler who organises the Pukerua Bay Litter Intelligence surveys. The latest survey was held on Sunday 6 December, and as always the results are published on the website, here.

There was only a quarter of the weight of the previous survey, but very little difference in the litter density; this means that on the whole only small stuff was found. The best find was a plastic nose! This time the weather was agreeable, and it was nice to have Rachel McClellan from Porirua City Council join the survey and to have Briony be the App user too.

The next survey will be held in March 2021.

Christmas on the Field

Brought to you by Pukerua Bay Hub, Pukerua Bay School, and sponsors Milestone, Speedy Signs, and Kylie Lyne at Clarke & Co.

Where: Pukerua Bay School (map)
When: 4-7pm, Saturday 12 December 2020 (ical)

Featuring entertainment, carnival fun, food trucks, Christmas carols, singers from Pukerua Bay School and Pukerua Bay Kindy, an outdoor movie, an inflatable obstacle course, and much more – and of course, Santa!

Escarpment Track closed for slip repair

Slip on the Escarpment Track, north of Pukerua Bay
Escarpment Track slip, north of Pukerua Bay. Photo: Kiwirail

From the Te Araroa Wellington Trust: Please note that the Escarpment Track will be closed Tuesday and Thursday (1st and 3rd of December). On Tuesday a Te Araroa contractor will be clearing a slip across the track right above a huge slip that flows down almost to the railway line. On Thursday, KiwiRail contractors will be working from ropes placing sensors on the fences recently installed across the huge slip. These sensors will let Kiwirail train control know if any surface material has possibly slipped across the railway line. The ropes will be placed over the walking track which will therefore be dangerous to cross, hence the closure. The huge rainstorm in the area could cause other slips along the track, especially in the area of the two swing bridges. It is therefore possible that this programme may change.

June Penhey granted Freedom of Pukerua Bay

At the 2020 AGM of the Pukerua Bay Residents’ Association special acknowledgement was given to June Penhey. She was granted the Freedom of Pukerua Bay to acknowledge 55 years faithful service to the community and thanked for 41 years as the Association Treasurer.

September 2020 Residents’ Association meeting minutes

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Pukerua Bay RSA, 5-7 Wairaka Road

Present: Paul FitzGerald (Chair), Nikky Winchester (Secretary), Iain MacLean, Kate Dreaver, Pauline Morum, Jonathan Harker, Margaret Blair, Mel Galletly, Bill Jackson, Nathan Waddle (PCC), Josh Trlin (PCC)
Community: Glenda Robb, Whetu Bennett ( WREMO), Moira Lawler, Sara Thomson, Pat Hanley, Alan Clarke, Gillian Candler
Apologies: June Penhey, Jenny Brash (GWRC)
Approval of previous minutes: moved Iain MacLean, seconded Kate Dreaver, none opposed, carried.

Notice of 2020 Annual General Meeting

Thursday 22 October 2020 (ical)
7:30 pm, Pukerua Bay Hall
(map)

The 2020 Annual General Meeting for the Pukerua Bay Residents’ Association (PBRA) will be held on Thursday 22 October in the School and Community Hall commencing 7:30 pm. All residents of Pukerua Bay are by right members of the PBRA and are welcome to attend.

Guest speakers:

  • Glenda Robb, Kapiti Coast Biodiversity Projects, with the results of the recent penguin survey,
  • Gillian Candler, on the beach litter survey, and
  • Bill McCauley, Friends of Taupo Swamp and Catchment (FOTSC). Bill will talk on the value of the swamp, threats to it and the work FOTSC is undertaking at the swamp.

The Executive Committee are proposing some amendments to the PBRA constitution which are to be voted on at the meeting. There will also be the election of members of the Executive Committee for the coming year. If you wish to receive the Agenda and related papers please email secretary@pukeruabay.org.nz.

2020 Annual Financial Statement (PDF)

August 2020 Residents Association meeting minutes

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Pukerua Bay RSA, 5-7 Wairaka Road

Present: Paul FitzGerald (Chair), Nikky Winchester (Secretary), Iain McLean, Kate Dreaver, June Penhey, Margaret Blair, Mel Galletly, Bill Jackson, Nathan Waddle (PCC)
Community: Pat Hanley, Moira Lawler
Apologies: Pauline Morum, Jonathan Harker, Jenny Brash (GWRC)
Approval of previous minutes: moved Iain McLean, seconded Bill Jackson, none opposed, carried.