Pukerua Bay School Gala

Save the date! Saturday 23 March 2024

Our beloved gala returns in March with all your favourites! Stage entertainment, second-hand shopping, plants, crafts, hearty kai, and all the fun and games for kids. Mark it in your diary and let’s make our school’s biggest fundraiser an epic one. Details below and in the February 2024 issue of the Kōrero newsletter.

Local businesses: Are you a local business or family who can offer sponsorship? We are seeking donations towards expenses and in-kind products for the raffles. Please contact Rebecca Martin: 027 470 7322 or email secretary.pkbft@gmail.com

Community collections: Our gala is renowned for its excellent thrift shopping. We can take quality goods off your hands, such as bric-a-brac, working appliances, furniture, sporting equipment, garden and household tools, machinery (that works), toys, books (but only children’s books this year), and clothing (no underwear!) Please keep in mind this is a fundraiser and items need to be in good condition. If we think it won’t sell we won’t accept it.

Collection dates:
• Sunday 10 March, 9–11am
• Sunday 17 March, 9–11am
Leave items for collection on your berm. If it’s not collected by midday, it is your responsibility to take your items back. Alternatively, you can drop off items to the School and Community Hall (Rāwhiti Road) on:
• Tuesday 19 March, 6–8pm
• Wednesday 20 March, 6–8pm

Thank you for supporting the Pukerua Bay School Gala and helping create a bright future for our tamariki.

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Wellington Anniversary Community Garden Day

Come and celebrate summer with us on Wellington Anniversary Day!

When: Monday, 22 January 2024, 10am – 12 noon (ical)
Where: Pukerua Bay Community Garden & Food Forest, by Muri Station (map)

All welcome for refreshments and plant sale (cash only), including heaps of swan plants for the local monarch butterflies.
We hope to see you there!

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District Plan panel cancels tower blocks

In a decision that’s likely to please Pukerua Bay residents, the latest version of the Porirua City Council Proposed District Plan has removed any possibility of high-density housing being built in Pukerua Bay.

Read the latest version of the Porirua City District Plan here.

Kāinga Ora had proposed that every part of Pukerua Bay within 800 metres of the train station should be rezoned as ‘high-density housing’, which would have allowed at least six-storey buildings taller than 22 metres. We were worried that the panel was going to agree to that proposal, or at least rezone all the land within 400 metres of the station, which was the original Kāinga Ora proposal.

PCC has accepted the latest version without change as the new proposed plan. In this, the whole of Pukerua Bay is now locked in as ‘medium density housing’, which is the default for the Wellington region. This allows for up to three houses of three storeys each (up to 12 metres high) to be built on all residential properties as a permitted activity (i.e. without needing a resource consent).

Many Pukerua Bay residents, including the Residents Association, sent in submissions opposing the high-density proposal, and the Association is very pleased to see there won’t be any here.

The current version can be appealed to the Environment Court, but unless the court makes any changes, the latest version will be the final operative plan everyone has to follow.

Climate change and resilience added to District Plan

We were also very pleased to see that the panel added a new section on climate change and resilience to the introduction to the District Plan variation that covers the new developments off Muri Road and the Mount Welcome deer farm (i.e. Variation 1 Northern Growth Area).

We had pointed out that there was no mention of the need to both build to anticipate and prevent the impact of climate change in the new developments, and not do anything that would make it any worse. The panel added proposed wording directly from our submission:

The development will incorporate design principles that anticipate the effects of climate change, to mitigate its impacts, to avoid contributing to it and to increase community resilience.

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Sh 59 Pukerua Bay-Plimmerton Chip Sealing

Waha Kotahi has provied the following information regaring re-sealing of the highway from Pukerua Bay to Plimmerton. Not that you will not be able to turn into Airlie Rd when heading towards Plimmerton but will need to divert to the Plimmerton Roundabout and head north.

ROADWORKS: Laying a new surface of chipseal on the state highway


State Highway 59, 2 separate sections south of Pukerua Bay to Plimmerton roundabout

Monday 30 October daytime, subject to postponement because of weather 

  1. 7am – 10am approx: a  short 100m section of the 2 northbound lanes beside the Airlie Road intersection
  2. 10am – 4.30pm approx: a 1km section of the 2 southbound lanes from the Weigh Station to Plimmerton roundabout 



  • No right turn into Airlie Road if heading south from Pukerua Bay

o    Either continue south to Plimmerton roundabout, turn back north and use the slip lane into Airlie Road

o    Or use the main access to access Plimmerton at the Steyne Avenue traffic lights

  • Access north or south onto the state highway from Airlie Road
  • Left or right turns – traffic controllers will stop and hold vehicles until it is safe to wave you through
  • Or travel through Plimmerton to the southern exit at Steyne Avenue lights


  • One lane closed for works, traffic uses the other lane beside the works at restricted speed limit


  • A temporary speed restriction will be in place following the works while the chips bed into the new seal 
  • 30km/h is the usual speed at first as this slower speed helps protect your car and others from loose chip
  • The speed limit will rise as traffic helps settle the chip into the new seal on the road surface

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Porirua Funders Expo on Wednesday October 5

Funders and support agencies will be on-hand on Thursday 5 October to help local groups as the Porirua Funders Expo is held again at Pātaka.

This event is for organisations looking for funds to support community-focused projects around sports, the arts, supporting youth, the environment, or other areas that provide local benefit.

For more info, including times and workshops, check out the attached poster.

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