Are you keen to get involved in a discussion about climate change, focused on issues and solutions in Pukerua Bay? Want to find out what others are doing, and how you can be part of a community response that starts from our strengths and the positive things we are already doing?
Whether as an individual or as a member of a group, you are warmly welcomed to a community workshop to be held on Sunday 16 October in the Pukerua Bay School and Community Hall. This will be a ‘stock-take’ meeting where we develop an understanding of the local impacts of climate change, ascertain what issues are on top for people and map our connections with each other. We will also consider the UN Sustainable Development Goals and think about what they mean for our village.
We really look forward to seeing you there!
The purpose of this workshop is to:
- Raise awareness about environmental activities in Pukerua Bay (Kaitiakitanga)
- Raise awareness about climate change impacts
- Identify a set of residents who want to take the conversation further
Light refreshments will be provided.
|2.00 pm||Karakia timatanga|
|2.10 pm||Workshop overview|
|2.15 pm||Whakawhanaungatanga: introduction, why are you here|
|2.30 pm||Brief overview from Council|
|2.40 pm||Sustainable Development Goals exercise – Led by Barbara Nebel|
Grab a cup of tea and reflect
|3.10 pm||Lightning report back from each group|
|3.20 pm||Synthesise, report back and discussion|
|3.45 pm||Next steps|
|3.55 pm |
|Karakia and close|
Porirua and Whitaker’s Chocolate are throwing a Choctober Fest: cafés throughout Porirua for the whole month of October will be using Whitaker’s chocolate to create their own unique beverages and baked goods! The Pukerua Bay café are participating, Greedy & Co. at 98 Rawhiti Road (Tue-Fri 8am-1pm, Sat 9am-1pm). Their entries will be:
Raspberry gateau hot chocolate: A velvety, creamy hot chocolate with a raspberry twist, topped with whipped cream.
White Chocolate Cheesecake Brownie: a rich, decadent chocolate brownie topped with a creamy white chocolate cheesecake and berry swirl.
After the success of this event at the last Local Body Elections we are doing it again. Candidates for PCC Mayor, Parirua Maori Ward, Pauatahanui General Ward and GWRC Porirua-Tawa Ward have been invited to introduce themselves to the community then face up to questions (feel free to send a question to email@example.com but do indicate if it’s aimed at Mayoral, Regional or PCC candidates).
The meeting will be in the School and Community Hall starting at 7 pm and finishing at 9 pm with the opportunity to mingle and talk more to the candidates after the Q & A session.
If you’re inclined bring a plate.
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.
Event details also on Facebook.
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
Welcome to all those interested in the garden project, their friends and families. Come along for a picnic in the gardens to celebrate the end of summer and work done to date. Bring your own drink and food to share, plates, utensils etc (our BBQ will be available). The thermette will also be in action for hot drinks. We look forward to seeing you there. Everyone welcome.
Saturday 27 March 2021, 9am-3.30 pm (ical)
Venue: Mana Arts Centre, Plimmerton Domain
Tutor: Anna Nelson
Cost: $35 for members, $65 for non-members
Enjoy a day of creativity and learn to make an A6 book to keep or give as a gift. You will leave with enough knowledge to create a work on your own in future. Some materials required, see Mana Arts Society website or Facebook page for more details.
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
Featuring entertainment, carnival fun, food trucks, Christmas carols, singers from Pukerua Bay School and Pukerua Bay Kindy, an outdoor movie, an inflatable obstacle course, and much more – and of course, Santa!