Jonathan Harker

February 2022 Residents’ Association meeting minutes

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.

Slips have closed SH59 (SH1), Paekakariki Hill Road, Pukerua Beach Road

Large slips today (16 December) have closed BOTH the main road SH59 (SH1 until T Gully opens) north of Pukerua Bay AND the Paekakariki Hill road. Note that the only way north is via SH2 through the Hutt Valley. Please take care and consider delaying your journey.

Slips have ALSO closed Pukerua Beach Road, and PCC engineers are assessing the site.

Waka Kotahi traffic updates:

Kōrero newsletter issue 5 is out now

Front cover of issue 5 of the Kōrero newsletter

Just in time for the holiday season, your Christmas bumper issue of our Kōrero community newsletter should have appeared in residents letterboxes by now. See the Kōrero newsletter page for the December editorial, links to PDF downloads of the current issue and all back issues, and information about contributing.

We’d love to hear from you for the first 2022 issue in February next year – the theme will be “gratitude”. Please email newsletter@pukeruabay.org.nz by 11 January 2022 if you would like to contribute a story, photo, upcoming event, poem or other item, or you’d like to sponsor us, place an advert, or list in our business directory.

SH1/Pukerua Beach Road barrier repair Wednesday night

Capital Journeys are repairing the barrier after it was damaged a couple of weeks ago and the work is scheduled for Wednesday night 10 November on State Highway 1 at the Pukerua Beach Road intersection.

There will be stop/go traffic control in place from 7pm to 5.30am. These works should not take all night and the noisiest work will be completed first. Working at night means there are fewer vehicles so the job can be completed quickly, efficiently and safely without causing major traffic delays.

Thank you for your patience while Capital Journeys make these road safety improvements in our community.

Map of the work area, corner of State Highway 1 and Pukerua Beach Road

Pukerua Bay Heritage Talks

Painting: waka on the beach, Pukerua Bay
Waka on the beach, Pukerua Bay

Pukerua Bay has a significant Māori history. Miria Pomare will speak about the people, places and events important to Māori in this place. Ashley Blair will talk about the dramatic events of the late 1880s when the railway was put through Pukerua Bay. There will also be a demonstration of the new augmented reality app “Discover Porirua” which features most of Pukerua Bay’s Heritage sites.

30 October 2021, 10.30 am (ical)
Place: Former Muri train station, end of Muri Road (map)

Event details also on Facebook.

2021 AGM reports now available

Annual reports for this Sunday’s AGM from the various community groups, the financial report, and the draft minutes from last year’s AGM are now available for preview:

2021 AGM reports (PDF)

Agenda:

  • Welcome and Apologies
  • Adoption of the Minutes from 2020 Annual General Meeting
  • Adoption of Annual report of the Chair and committee, including reports on:
    • Village Plan
    • He Ara Pukerua
    • Community Garden and Food Forest
    • Surfers’ Seat
    • Kōrero Newsletter
    • Waste Free Pukerua Bay
  • Adoption of Financial report
  • General business
  • Election of Executive Committee members
  • Chorus Cabinet Art Ballot: preference of four submissions

Unfortunately under COVID-19 Alert Level 2 restrictions, our plan for “high tea” refreshments has had to be abandoned.