Event

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.

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

Community Garden Picnic

Saturday 27th March 2021, 4pm – 7pm (ical)
Venue: Community Food Forest Garden, by Muri Station (map)

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.

Bookbinding Workshop, Mana Arts Society

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.

Christmas on the Field

Brought to you by Pukerua Bay Hub, Pukerua Bay School, and sponsors Milestone, Speedy Signs, and Kylie Lyne at Clarke & Co.

Where: Pukerua Bay School (map)
When: 4-7pm, Saturday 12 December 2020 (ical)

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!

Surfers’ Remembrance Unveiling

A new seat by the beach, the Surfers’ & Remembrance Seat, will be unveiled next month, dedicated to Trevor James Douglas and other past surfers from Pukerua Bay. It will be placed at First Point Surfbreak, just back from the foreshore.

10.30 am, Saturday 1st February 2020 (ical)
Pukerua Bay Beach, at the bottom of the goat track (map)
All welcome!

Surf at Pukerua Bay Beach (image via WannaSurf)

There will be refreshments at the RSA afterwards, and a donation box towards ongoing maintenance costs.

David Pepperell thanks the many local businesses, particularly Placemakers Porirua, G&S Civil, Coastal Fasteners, and Big Mac Slabs, the Porirua City Council, as well as the many other individual donors and supporters who have contributed their time, labour and skills to the project.

Eat Drink and be Crafty 2020

Enjoy the very best of locally-made crafts, artisan food, and refreshments in a lovely rural setting at the Eat Drink and Be Crafty Fair. There will also be a live band and plenty of entertainment for all ages – it’s sure to be a great family day out for everyone.

10am, Saturday 25 January 2020 (ical)
Battle Hill Farm Forest Park, 608 Paekakariki Hill Road (map)

Brought to you by Mana Lions.

Cellphone coverage in the area of Battle Hill is patchy and affects EFTPOS machines, in the past cash has proved to be the most reliable means for transactions.

The proceeds from the day will support Wellington Free Ambulance and local Porirua Community Charities.

Christmas on the Field is back!

4pm, Saturday 14 December 2019 (ical, Facebook)
Pukerua Bay School (map)

LINE UP: The Miti’s • John O’Connor • Amba Holly • C410 • SWPT Dance Crew • Audrey Tupua • Hugh • Bridget O’Shanassy • Pukerua Bay Kindergarten • Pukerua Bay School

The Pukerua Bay Hub team welcome you to come together and celebrate the year! There will be food trucks, live music and performances, carols, kids rides and Santa of course!

This year we ask you to please bring a can of food to donate to our ‘Cans for Christmas’ appeal. These will be given to Porirua people in need on Christmas Day.

We hope to see you all on Dec 14th – please share the event with your friends and family!

Note: some food trucks and rides will be cash only.

Meet the Candidates: Local Body Elections 2019

Not sure who to vote for in the Northern Ward, or for Mayor, or Greater Wellington Regional Council? There’ll be lots of chances to meet and hear from the candidates standing for this year’s local election.

Hosted by the Pukerua Bay Residents’ Association, both Northern Ward candidates, Mayoral candidates and Greater Wellington Regional Council candidates will be present to talk with you and to answer your questions. All confirmed nominations are listed here.

7pm, Monday 16 September 2019 (ical)
Pukerua Bay Hall, Rawhiti Road, Pukerua Bay (map)

He Ara Pukerua: beach heritage 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 project, 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)