Jonathan Harker

A message from the Pukerua Bay dairy

Due to illness and the lockdown conditions, opening hours may vary. Most days, the dairy will be open from 9am till 7pm. Please remember to use the COVID-19 Tracer App or sign in. The QR code is on the door. Please wear a mask or bring evidence if there is a medical reason not to wear one.

And a message from our community: Thank you Chandry and Cheryl for keeping the store open at this difficult time – we are grateful!

COVID-19 response update

Pukerua Bay’s COVID-19 response group has now met several times. It’s all systems go for activating our network of support. We have 18 street champions covering all of the Bay.

Last year, we also had a layer of volunteers. This became a little too complicated but what did work really well was all the support neighbours gave each other. If you had a local Facebook group or phone tree last time, maybe you could start it again?

For more information, please go to the community website COVID-19 page at pukeruabay.org.nz/coronavirus

To access help, please:

Stay well, Pukerua Bay!

Village Plan survey drop-in session this Saturday!

Hi everyone, a reminder that there will be a drop-in session for completing the Village Plan survey this weekend:

10am-12 pm, Saturday 17 July 2021
at St Mark’s, Rawhiti Road (with Greedy and Co. bikkies to entice you!)

If you prefer to work on paper, we’ll bring printed copies to the drop-in sessions and leave some at the library. They can be returned to the library or dropped off at 2 Pukerua Beach Road. See our Village Plan page for more information.

Do you wish the Council would stop cutting down apple trees? Wondering about what happens to our community when Transmission Gully goes through? Or do you have a great idea for a new facility? Please share your thoughts – this is our chance to make plans for how we want our place to be! ?

Food Forest Garden working bee

We’ll be at the Community Garden and Food Forest this Saturday:

Date: Saturday 12 June 2021, 10 am to 12 noon (ical)
Place: Food Forest Garden, Muri Reserve (map)

Feel free to come along as we’ll be working on the berry area and usual maintenance, plus the usual cups of tea from the thermette. If available, you can bring gloves and hand tools, and green matter for the compost bins (e.g. veg scraps). We now have two regular mornings in the garden:

  • 2nd Saturday of the month
  • Last Wednesday of the month

We look forward to catching up with you soon,
Pukerua Bay Community Garden & Food Forest members

May 2021 Residents’ Association meeting minutes

(DRAFT)
Tuesday May 11th 2021
Pukerua Bay RSA, 5-7 Wairaka Road

Present: Paul FitzGerald, Margaret Blair, Kate Dreaver, Mel Galletly, Moira Lawler, Josh Trlin (PCC), Jenny Brash (GWRC), Nikky Winchester, Mike Jebson
Apologies: Jonathan Harker, Chris Kirk-Burnand (GWRC), Tess Law, Iain McClean, Pauline Morum
Minutes of Last Meeting – correction of spelling of Nikky’s name

March 2021 Residents’ Association meeting minutes

Tuesday 9 March 2021
Pukerua Bay RSA, 5-7 Wairaka Road

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.

Six or more Storey Buildings for Pukerua Bay?

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.

Date: Saturday, 24 April, 2pm – 4pm (ical)
Venue:
Pukerua Bay RSA, 5 Wairaka Road (map)

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:

National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 (NPS-UD)