Pukerua Bay Village Planning

This image shows a view of the opening of Pukerua Bay skatepark.

This page describes the latest Village Planning work carried out in Pukerua Bay, in a partnership between the community and Porirua City Council. To learn more about the Village Planning Programme visit the home page.

To learn more about Pukerua Bay go to the community website http://www.pukeruabay.org.nz/

On this page you will find:

Pukerua Bay village Planning - Latest News


Pukuera Bay village planning update

The community is working on the following village planning projects:

  • Muri Reserve community garden/food forest
  • Heritage trail
  • Muri road safety work
  • SH1 Ara Harakeke walkway extension

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Pukerua Bay community garden

The community are working with Porirua City to develop a community garden in Muri Reserve.

Find out more on the Pukerua Bay Residents Associations website

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Pukerua Bay Heritage Trail

This image shows the crowd of people at the launch of the Pukerua Bay Heritage Trail.

The Pukerua Bay community celebrated the opening of their new railway station shelter and the launch of their heritage trail - He Ara Pukerua in late May 2017.

The new station shelter, developed by Greater Wellington Regional Council, features images that reflect Pukerua Bay including a skink designed by local resident and artist Pauline Morse.

The heritage trail is being developed by the Pukerua Bay Heritage Trail group, made up of members of the Pukerua Bay Residents Association and local residents. They have consulted with Hongoeka Marae and worked in partnership with Porirua City’s Village Planning Programme.

This first sign, unveiled by Porirua Mayor Mike Tana and blessed by Ngāti Toa Kaumatua Taku Parai, encourages the community to share history stories to be included in the trail as it is developed.

The timber used to hold the first heritage trail sign comes from the old Plimmerton, Airlie Road Bridge, which was replaced several years ago and retained for community use. Each timber was marked with the year when it was installed in the bridge. This one was 1936.
It is the third heritage trail developed through the City’s Village Planning Programme in partnership with the community.

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Dawn unveiling and blessing for Pukerua Bay pou

Pukerua Bay residents admire the pou after the dawn blessing. Photograph by Ivor Earp-Jones.

Pukerua Bay residents admire the pou after the dawn blessing. Photograph by Ivor Earp-Jones

Carved pou unveiled and blessed on Pukerua Bay foreshore

A magnificent 6m high carved Pou Tangaroa (God of the Sea) has been unveiled and blessed on the Pukerua Bay foreshore.

About 100 people turned up at 5.45am for the dawn ceremony led by Ngati Toa in December 2012.

The pou was designed and carved by Pukerua Bay resident and Ngati Toa carver Hermann Salzmann, with the help of Ngati Toa carvers as required. It tells the story of the area’s marine reserve and the significance and history of the site at the end of Ocean Bay Parade.

"This is a great challenge for me and I'm quite proud to do it for the community," says Hermann.

Pukerua Bay Residents Association chair, Iain MacLean, says the pou represents the sense of guardianship the residents and Ngati Toa feel towards the bay, and will be connected to the heritage and environment trails the community is developing. "It expresses the community values that are the foundation of our village plan."

The work was carried out through the Village Planning Programme, at the request of the Pukerua Bay community, which signed off the pou design. A local resident also provided the design for the pou’s substantial foundation works.

Pukerua Bay carver Hermann Salzmann works on the massive pou. Behind him is an impression of how the final piece will look.

Pukerua Bay carver Hermann Salzmann works on the massive pou. Behind him is an impression of how the final piece will look.

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Pukerua Bay emergency action plan developed

This image shows the front page of the Pukerua Bay Emergency Plan.

Community prepared for emergency

The Pukerua Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management team have prepared an emergency action plan for the community.

Its aim is to increase preparedness and resilience within the local community by developing a co-ordinated approach that complements the plans of corresponding agencies.

You can download or read a copy of the Pukerua Bay Emergency Management Plan 2012 (700KB pdf)

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The creation of a village plan for Pukerua Bay

This photograph shows a view of Pukerua Bay beach.

This photograph shows a view of Pukerua Bay beach.

New updated Village Plan for Pukerua Bay

Pukerua Bay has a new village Plan. The 2011 Pukerua Bay Village Plan was presented to by the Pukerua Bay Residents Association to the Council in October 2011.

The new plan builds on the first 2007 village plan, which has been a big success with many of the goals set by the community have been achieved.

The new plan is again based on a survey of residents which asked what they valued most about their community and how it could be improved.

The Village Plan sets out the resident's top priorities as:

  1. protecting our beach and marine environment
  2. making Pukerua Bay a safe place to walk and cycle
  3. dependable public transport
  4. a natural environment.

You can download a copy of the 2011 Pukerua Bay Village Plan. (1.43 pdf)

View the original 2007 Pukerua Bay Village Plan (2.21MB pdf)

The Pukerua Bay Residents Association drove the development of the 2007 village plan with a survey of residents during 2006 to identify what they wanted to see happen in their community. This was supported through a series of public meetings and extensive community consultation.

The finding of the survey and feedback from community meetings was brought together in a village plan, which was presented to Council in 2007.

Through the village planning work the community identified serious problems with traffic and pedestrian access in and out of the village across State Highway One. These concerns were presented to the New Zealand Transport Authority in a comprehensive Neighbourhood Accessibility Plan. See below:

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Pukerua Bay Village Planning contacts, meetings and community information

Please go to the Village Planning Programme contacts page

To find out about meeting dates for Pukerua Bay Residents Association please go to the PCC Events Calendar

To learn more about Pukerua Bay go to the community website http://www.pukeruabay.org.nz/

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