In the coming week a cull of rabbits will start on Wairaka Farm (Carrad’s farm). The farm has been split into three areas for the cull, as shown in the map. Area 2 is the closest to residences in Pukerua Bay and further advice will come out when shooting in this area will start. Further information from the culler, Hugh Shields, is also included below, including Police notification details and event numbers.
Kua hinga te tōtara i Te Waonui-a-Tāne.
The tōtara tree has fallen in Tāne’s great forest.
With sorrow and with heartfelt gratitude, we mourn the passing of our beloved June.
June was acknowledged for her service to our community last year, when she was granted the Freedom of Pukerua Bay and the previous year, with her well-deserved receipt of a Porirua Civic Award. But these are only tokens. June’s life embodied the spirit of service, care, and faith. Together with husband Mike, she was a “true villager”. She touched our lives in her care for the environment and in the personal care she gave so many people. She demonstrated quiet courage in facing personal tragedy and unwavering fortitude in enduring what has been an extended period of illness.
June will be deeply missed and always remembered. We extend our deepest sympathy to Mike and to all the family.
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.
Porirua City Council is scheduling work to commence next week on repairing the slip damage on Takutai Road, aiming to start on Tuesday 21st September.
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.
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!
Pukerua Bay’s 2020 Covid-19 response group has met online to re-establish and discuss suitable local responses to the present Level 4 alert.
- There is a need to plan for escalation beyond 3 days, which would involve reaching out to volunteers.
- We have agreed it is best to contact street champions to see if they would be keen to help again, and review of geography may be needed. Note that for privacy reasons, the broader volunteer contact details were deleted as agreed in 2020.
- Porirua City Council has been in touch with the Pukerua Bay Residents’ Association. Speed has meant they haven’t been able to activate anything yet but if you hear of anybody in immediate urgent need, please let us know so we can alert teams that are still working on site at the Council and at the Wellington Regional Emergency Operations Centre. Any links that we are advised of will be made available.
There is a tsunami warning in effect for most of New Zealand following an 8.1 earthquake in the Kermadec Islands region. Please monitor the official Civil Defence sources for more information:
- National Emergency Management Agency website,
- tune in to Radio New Zealand on 101.3 FM,
- if you’re at sea, stay away from the coast and tune in to VHF channel 16.
As of 10:30 am today (5 March 2021) People in all New Zealand coastal areas should:
- Listen to the radio and/or TV for updates, or check www.civildefence.govt.nz
- Listen to local Civil Defence authorities and follow any instructions regarding evacuation of your area
- Stay out of the water (sea, rivers and estuaries, this includes boats)
- Stay off beaches and shore areas
- Do not go sightseeing
- Share this information with family, neighbours and friends
Evacuation advice overrides the current COVID-19 Alert Level requirements. Listen to local Civil Defence authorities and follow any instructions regarding evacuation of your area. If you are told to evacuate do not stay at home. Stay 2 metres away from others if you can and if it is safe to do so.
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
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.