He Ara Pukerua: Beach Heritage Trail marker unveiling

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

The beach heritage marker, part of Pukerua Bay’s He Ara Pukerua heritage trail, will be unveiled by Porirua Mayor, His Worship Mike Tana. The marker covers a brief introduction to Pukerua Māori history, George Stubbs, John Nicol, Nobby Clark, beach houses, the 1962 Battle of the Rocks, the Rāhui and early artists.

This will be followed by the unwrapping of the bollard for the Pukerua Bay Surf Lifesaving Club at Brendan Bay, with members of the club.

All welcome!

10 am start, Saturday 3 August 2019 (ical)
Southern beach car park, at foot of Goat Track (map)

June 2019 Residents’ Association meeting minutes

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Present: Iain MacLean, June Penhey, Kate Dreaver, Brian Sullivan, Paul FitzGerald, Mel Galletly, David Olsen, Nikky Winchester, Dale Williams (PCC)
Community: Roger Watkins
Apologies: Pauline Morse, Jonathan Harker, Jenny Brash (GWRC)
Approval of previous minutes: moved Paul FitzGerald, seconded Brian Sullivan, none opposed, carried.

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May 2019 Residents’ Association meeting minutes

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Present: Iain MacLean, June Penhey, Brian Sullivan, Paul FitzGerald, Mel Galletly, Nikky Winchester, David Olsen, Pauline Morse, Dale Williams (PCC), Jenny Brash (GWRC)
Community: Barry Keane, Jenny Fletcher
Apologies: Kate Dreaver, Jonathan Harker
Approval of previous minutes: moved Brian Sullivan, seconded Paul FitzGerald, none opposed, carried.

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March 2019 Residents’ Association meeting minutes

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Present: Iain MacLean, June Penhey, Kate Dreaver, Brian Sullivan, Paul FitzGerald, Mel Galletly, Nikky Winchester, Jenny Brash (GWRC), David Olsen, Jonathan Harker
Community: Rob Oscroft, Renee Cowley, Frank du Toit, Jake Lawrence, Lido Harron, Kahu Wood, Jamie Kelly, Kase Lawrence, Arita Campbell, Mark du Toit, Mike Herron, Paul Kelly, Matt Johnson
Apologies: Pauline Morse, Dale Williams (PCC)
Approval of previous minutes: moved Brian Sullivan, seconded Paul FitzGerald, none opposed, carried.

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Beach clean-up

Our thanks again to Sustainable Coastlines and a group of staff from ANZ who got together today to give a bit of love to our beautiful stretch of coastline between Pukerua Bay and Hongoeka Bay. Together they managed to remove about 1000 litres (50 rubbish bags!) of litter from the coastline, including a 30 metre long piece of PVC pipe.

Survey: road safety measures on Rawhiti Road and Teihana Road

Note: this survey is now closed. We will provide your feedback to Porirua City Council.

In 2016 the Residents’ Association was approached about concerns around children’s and pedestrians’ safety outside the school. Recently Porirua City Council presented us their plans to make Rawhiti Road and Teihana Road safer, as outlined here. They propose that the following safety measures be put in place:

  • Extend a footpath on Rawhiti Road for 220m from number 92 to the corner of Wairaka Road
  • Construct a pedestrian zebra crossing with refuge island on Teihana Road, outside number 10.

If you are a local resident, please fill out this short survey; your feedback is most appreciated.

(Survey now closed)