Event

Greedy & Co. in the Porirua Choctober Fest

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.

For more information, see the Porirua Choctober Fest site, or follow it on Facebook

Meet the Candidates Wednesday 14 September

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 secretary@pukeruabay.org.nz 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 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.

Surfer’s Seat 2nd Memorial Reunion

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

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.