Jonathan Harker

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.

Community Garden & Food Forest Spring Festival

When: SATURDAY 30 October 2021, 10 am – 12 noon (ical)
Where: Pukerua Bay Community Garden & Food Forest (map)

Plant Sale    Worm Farming Workshop    Refreshments

Join us at the Community Garden and Food Forest (off the platform at the old Muri train station) for a family friendly fun day. Everyone is welcome.

Note: we’ll only go ahead under Alert Level 1 or 2, following government guidelines: covid19.govt.nz

Please be mindful during lambing season

A request from Carrad’s farm, to please keep off the farm during lambing season until December. Walkers and bikers can disturb the sheep which can sometimes result in lambs being abandoned, especially by the younger ewes. This includes all farm access from Rawhiti Road, Kapekape Place, and Raroa Place. Please respect this request; we are allowed access to the private farm at the discretion of the owners.

Paint our lovely Chorus cabinet!

Kia ora Pukerua Bay, calling all our talented local artists!

Chorus is asking for artists to come up with designs to transform cabinets in Porirua with art, and have extended their deadline for submission to 5pm on 17 September. We have a Chorus box in Pukerua Bay that can really do with a face lift (pictured) on the junction of Wairaka Road and Rawhiti Road, so if you are feeling inspired and want to share your vision with the rest of our community, please enter!