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.

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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 Wednesday 3 October, 2021.

Editorial, September 2021

Mihi ki te hapori o Pukerua … greetings to you all. Welcome to the fourth issue of Kōrero.

We’re preparing this issue in the early days of lockdown. We’re thinking of our community with great aroha and with hope that by the time it is published, we will be well through this difficult time and able to enjoy the various events promoted in this issue.

This issue is constructed around the theme of teaching and learning. Our kindergarten and school are deeply valued parts of our learning infrastructure, so we start off with items about what the curriculum looks like in those places. You’ll see that both the kindergarten and school offer our tamariki learning opportunities that are uniquely tailored to their identity as citizens of Pukerua Bay. We look forward to helping to grow those connections, believing that it really does take a village to raise a child.

A special aspect of our community is that lots of residents attended the school and kindergarten themselves or taught there. Check out the photos on pages 10-11 and the recollections of esteemed resident and former teacher, Liz Gregory.

Learning is a lifelong adventure, as our cover picture makes clear! We’re glad to include items about the joy of teaching yoga (page 12), an opportunity to have a go at tennis (page 16-17), and a historical commemoration (page 9).
We’ve also offered some suggestions of learning opportunities that may interest
you (pages 14-15).

Learning from the past and sharing perspectives is crucial, whether it’s about dealing with national emergencies or planning the future shape of our community. An item on page 16 discusses some of the outcomes from two recent village surveys.

Our next issue will be the last for 2021 and its theme will be “Summer in the Bay”. Do you have a story to share? A poem or a picture? Or maybe you have an event you’d like to promote. We’d love to hear from you.

If you would like to contribute, advertise, provide sponsorship, or support us with digital distribution, please go to page 18. You’ll find our contact details there.

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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