Wairaka Farm rabbit cull in progress

In the coming week a cull of rabbits will start on Wairaka Farm (Carrad’s farm). The farm has been split into three areas for the cull, as shown in the map. Area 2 is the closest to residences in Pukerua Bay and further advice will come out when shooting in this area will start. Further information from the culler, Hugh Shields, is also included below, including Police notification details and event numbers.

Kōrero newsletter issue 5 is out now

Front cover of issue 5 of the Kōrero newsletter

Just in time for the holiday season, your Christmas bumper issue of our Kōrero community newsletter should have appeared in residents letterboxes by now. See the Kōrero newsletter page for the December editorial, links to PDF downloads of the current issue and all back issues, and information about contributing.

We’d love to hear from you for the first 2022 issue in February next year – the theme will be “gratitude”. Please email newsletter@pukeruabay.org.nz by 11 January 2022 if you would like to contribute a story, photo, upcoming event, poem or other item, or you’d like to sponsor us, place an advert, or list in our business directory.

June Penhey passes away

Kua hinga te tōtara i Te Waonui-a-Tāne.

The tōtara tree has fallen in Tāne’s great forest.

With sorrow and with heartfelt gratitude, we mourn the passing of our beloved June.

June was acknowledged for her service to our community last year, when she was granted the Freedom of Pukerua Bay and the previous year, with her well-deserved receipt of a Porirua Civic Award. But these are only tokens. June’s life embodied the spirit of service, care, and faith. Together with husband Mike, she was a “true villager”. She touched our lives in her care for the environment and in the personal care she gave so many people. She demonstrated quiet courage in facing personal tragedy and unwavering fortitude in enduring what has been an extended period of illness.

June will be deeply missed and always remembered. We extend our deepest sympathy to Mike and to all the family.

SH1/Pukerua Beach Road barrier repair Wednesday night

Capital Journeys are repairing the barrier after it was damaged a couple of weeks ago and the work is scheduled for Wednesday night 10 November on State Highway 1 at the Pukerua Beach Road intersection.

There will be stop/go traffic control in place from 7pm to 5.30am. These works should not take all night and the noisiest work will be completed first. Working at night means there are fewer vehicles so the job can be completed quickly, efficiently and safely without causing major traffic delays.

Thank you for your patience while Capital Journeys make these road safety improvements in our community.

Map of the work area, corner of State Highway 1 and Pukerua Beach Road

Pukerua Bay Heritage Talks

Painting: waka on the beach, Pukerua Bay
Waka on the beach, Pukerua Bay

Pukerua Bay has a significant Māori history. Miria Pomare will speak about the people, places and events important to Māori in this place. Ashley Blair will talk about the dramatic events of the late 1880s when the railway was put through Pukerua Bay. There will also be a demonstration of the new augmented reality app “Discover Porirua” which features most of Pukerua Bay’s Heritage sites.

30 October 2021, 10.30 am (ical)
Place: Former Muri train station, end of Muri Road (map)

Event details also on Facebook.

2021 AGM reports now available

Annual reports for this Sunday’s AGM from the various community groups, the financial report, and the draft minutes from last year’s AGM are now available for preview:

2021 AGM reports (PDF)

Agenda:

  • Welcome and Apologies
  • Adoption of the Minutes from 2020 Annual General Meeting
  • Adoption of Annual report of the Chair and committee, including reports on:
    • Village Plan
    • He Ara Pukerua
    • Community Garden and Food Forest
    • Surfers’ Seat
    • Kōrero Newsletter
    • Waste Free Pukerua Bay
  • Adoption of Financial report
  • General business
  • Election of Executive Committee members
  • Chorus Cabinet Art Ballot: preference of four submissions

Unfortunately under COVID-19 Alert Level 2 restrictions, our plan for “high tea” refreshments has had to be abandoned.

Community Garden & Food Forest Spring Festival

When: SATURDAY 30 October 2021, 10 am – 12 noon (ical)
Where: Pukerua Bay Community Garden & Food Forest (map)

Plant Sale    Worm Farming Workshop    Refreshments

Join us at the Community Garden and Food Forest (off the platform at the old Muri train station) for a family friendly fun day. Everyone is welcome.

Note: we’ll only go ahead under Alert Level 1 or 2, following government guidelines: covid19.govt.nz

Residents’ Association 2021 AGM

The Pukerua Bay Residents’ Association is holding the 2021 Annual General Meeting of the Association:

Sunday 17 October 2021, starting at 3:00 PM (ical)
Venue: Pukerua Bay School and Community Hall (map)

The agenda and reports will be available on the website from Wednesday 13 October.

The meeting will be held under the protocols applicable to COVID-19 Alert Level 2.

After formal business there will be an opportunity for attendees to cast their ballot on the designs submitted for the Chorus Cabinet Art Project, for the Chorus Cabinet at the corner of Wairaka Road and Rawhiti Road.