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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Next Issue: out in June 2021
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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 1 June, 2021.

Editorial, April 2021

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

We want to open with heartfelt thanks to all the people who contributed to our first issue: with stories about some of the great things happening in this place, with suggestions and encouragement, and through advertising and sponsorship. Special thanks go to Euon Murrell for his generosity in sponsoring multiple issues. Ngā mihi nui!

This second issue is co-sponsored by Pukerua Bay’s RSA. The RSA has had a special place in our community for over 70 years. On the opposite page, you can find out what it offers and how you can get involved. On the back page, you can check out the schedule for this year’s ANZAC commemoration. You’ll also find a link to an article about some of Pukerua Bay’s servicepeople of the past.

In the first issue, we took time to think about the good things in Pukerua Bay right now; in this issue, we look more to the future and how Pukerua Bay could be. There’s a feature on the Village Plan survey that’s about to launch. We urge you to take part – this is democracy in action!

As we all know so well, part of looking to the future needs to be preparing for when things go wrong. There have been some fascinating responses to the survey about Pukerua Bay’s reaction to the Covid-19 lockdown. As explained on page 6, there’s still time to share your thoughts and experiences. There’s also a story about the recent WREMO workshop and an invitation to be part of refreshing our community’s emergency management plan.

On pages 8–11, the Pukerua Bay Hub reintroduces itself, tell its story so far, and invites us all to be part of the next chapter. How might you get involved in the Hub’s activities?

The final item looks at the Plimmerton Farm development (page 12). This is just one of many big changes and issues that will impact our community’s future. By taking part in the Village Plan survey, you can have a say in how we respond!

Finally, a reminder that this is your newsletter. You are warmly invited to contribute. If you have suggestions about content or would like to advertise or provide 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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