Pukerua Bay climate action group — unity in action
In October 2022, Pukerua Bay held its first-ever workshop on climate change. Forty-five people came together to share their ideas for mitigating climate change and dealing with its effects. The energy was incredible!
In February 2023, a smaller workshop was held to strengthen our foundations and get more clarity on our direction. At this workshop, we began by constructing a deeper understanding of the role of Ngāti Toa Rangatira as mana whenua of Pukerua Bay.
We also took time to understand the mandate for action provided by the Village Plan and the incredible resources we have in our community, with so many individuals and groups already caring for our place and our people by enacting the values of manaakitanga, whanaungatanga, and kaitiakitanga.
We decided to add to these with three streams of work focused on sustainability, resilience, and supporting the school. The workshop series described below connects to the first two of those streams.
Sundays 3pm–5pm at the RSA, Wairaka Road, through August 2023
We’ve drafted the diagram below to represent our strategy. Appropriately, for Matariki, it’s based on the “constellation” model of collaboration! We hope you can see how we plan to build on the strengths we already have in our community to combat climate change.