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.

Current Issue: February 2021 (vol 1, issue 1)
Next Issue: April 2021 (vol 1, issue 2) out soon!

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 29 March.

Issue 1 Editorial

Kia ora

Mihi ki te hapori o Pukerua – warm greetings to all residents of our beautiful community. We welcome you to this first issue of our new community newsletter.

Most of you know that the school published a community newsletter for many years, supported by a team of local volunteers. The school has now stepped back from this task, and a group of residents have picked it up. We hope the newsletter, which we’ve named Kōrero, will continue to keep us connected and informed.

We want Kōrero to be a place of celebration, where we can share the good things that are happening in our place and the things that give us resilience to get through tough times. For that reason, the theme of this issue is, “2020 was tough – how can we work together to make 2021 amazing?” On pages 3-11, you’ll find some examples of groups and organisations that you might like to be involved with. Feel welcome to tell us about local groups you belong to or events that you’re organising, so we can include them in later issues.

We want to help get conversations going about what matters to people in the Bay, and what we can do to make this place even better. So, the next issue will tell you about the new Village Plan survey that the Residents’ Association will launch in a few months. But right now, we’re reflecting back on lessons learned from our experience of the 2020 lockdown. You’ll find an invitation to take part in a survey on this on pages 12-13.

We plan to publish five issues in this first year. It can’t, and won’t, cover all the amazing people, stories, and opportunities in our community. Our plan is to simultaneously redevelop the Pukerua Bay community website to add more information: www.pukeruabay.org.nz

We’re working with the support of the Residents’ Association and the good people whose advertisements you see in this issue. Special thanks to Kylie Lyne for her sponsorship of this issue. Without her support and that of our other advertisers, this project would just be an idea! If you’d like to purchase advertising in our next issue, please get in touch.

For information about how you can contribute, either through suggestions about content, advertising, or sponsorship, please go to page 14. 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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