Kōrero: News and stories from Pukerua Bay

Kōrero is Pukerua Bay’s new community newsletter. It’s a place for keeping our community connected and informed. A place for celebrating what we have and working together to make it better. Through the generous support of our advertisers and sponsors, issues will periodically land in your letterbox throughout the year.

National Library of New Zealand: 45369835 / ALMA 21361949640002836
WorldCat: OCLC 1249555898


Next Issue: out in February 2023

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Kōrero is brought to you by a small group of locals in the hope that, over time, everyone in our community will find something in it that is useful, interesting … even exciting! For that to happen, we need your involvement. If you have items to contribute or would like to advertise, please email us via newsletter@pukeruabay.org.nz or use the Contact Us form on this website.

The copy deadline for the next issue is Monday 16 January, 2023.

Editorial, November 2022

Kia ora

Ngā mihi o te Kirihimete me te Tau Hou. Season’s greetings for Christmas and the New Year. Welcome to this year’s final issue of Kōrero.

It’s a joy and a privilege to bring you the thoughts, ideas, activities, and enterprise of so many members of our community. Your editorial team is deeply grateful to all the contributors, advertisers, and sponsors who make Kōrero possible. It really does ‘take a village’.

This month’s cover image is by local artist, Joya de Geus. We’re keen to feature more local artists as another way of celebrating the amazing talent here in Pukerua Bay. If you’d like to contribute, please send us a good-quality image, along with a short bio. Your image needs to work in portrait and in black and white.

With the holiday season upon us, we have an item from Kelly McClean on how we can have a good time close to home (page 4). There’s also a lovely, summery poem from Gill England (page 9). Christmas on the Field is back and this time, there’s a chance to take part in the inaugural Pukerua Bay Surf Roller Board Competition (pages 10–11).

This year saw the start of a new community group – a keen group of gardeners (page 5). You’re welcome to join them, and to take part in the Pukerua Bay Community Garden and Food Forest working bees – dates are in the events calendar (page 19).

Our Village Plan has been adopted and is online, with an early outcome being the very successful community climate change workshop (pages 6–7). There will be lots to come out of this initiative – we’ll keep you up to date here and on the community website.

People may debate the extent to which the slips around Pukerua Bay are related to climate change, but not the extent to which they cause heartache and disruption, especially to those most directly affected. We hope that the measures being taken to address them bring relief (page 15).

Our first issue for 2023 will be loosely based on the theme of water. Does that spark any thoughts? As always, we’d love your contributions.

From all the Kōrero team, we wish you a wonderful summer and, if you are going away, safe travels.

Waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa.
Let us keep close together, not wide apart.

We acknowledge mana whenua of Pukerua Bay, Ngāti Toa Rangatira. For Ngāti Toa news, see www.ngatitoa.iwi.nz

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