Entries by Anne

Karehana Reserve Water Supply

During recent earthworks for a new garage in Reserve Road, contractors working for Chris & Miriam Griggs dug out an old piece of machinery. Allan Dodson, Plimmerton historian has identified it as an old belt driven water pump. In the 1920’s the Karehana Bay area was not connected to mains water and residents collected rain […]

One hundred years ago 21st November 1918

While peace had been declared the Spanish Influenza would take 9,000 lives in New Zealand. The flu was often spread in large gatherings so sports games were cancelled and dances banned. The epidemic hit Plimmerton and Hongoeka with up to 100 people falling sick. On 20th November 1918 three men were reported to be seriously […]

Black Bridge – Pukerua (Airlie) Road and Karehana Park’s petanque court

Black Bridge – Pukerua (Airlie) Road and Karehana Park’s petanque ‘court.’ What is the connection between Pukerua Road, the Black Bridge and the Karehana Park Petanque Court? By 1912 with the opening of Plimmerton Extension (Karehana Bay) there was a track from Karehana Bay to Pukerua Bay, the Pukerua Road, but this crossed mainly privately […]

Village Plan for 2018-2020 out now

Be part of what is happening in Plimmerton over the next two years. See the plan – up on our Village Planning page now. Projects are described in some detail and will be updated regularly. Each major project will have its own section on the website so you as residents can follow the progress through […]

The sound of horses’ hooves

From the days when the weekend sounds of horse’s hooves were not uncommon Plimmerton and Pukerua Bay children rode either along Moana Road or from the Whenua Tapu track on their ponies to here! Can you identify where and the date of each photo? From the early 1950’s to the early 2000’s Plimmerton Pony Club […]

Plimmerton houses with names

Our historian Allan Dodson is looking through his vast photo archive and every month will give us an image or two to enjoy and speculate upon. This month we take a look at Plimmerton houses with names.   Plimmerton has over the years had a large number of houses with ‘names’ the most well know are: […]

Plimmerton gets the royal treatment

Our historian Allan Dodson is looking through his vast photo archive and every month will give us an image or two to enjoy and speculate upon. This month we take a look back through the archive to when the Queen came to town in 1953 (driving past still counts!) and 1973 when she opened the […]

New look community newsletter

We are now compiling our newsletter and sending it out via MailChimp. This has many fabulous features for you as residents and readers. You will be able to see all the photos and news in one place, click on links to more details, update your email address and click to view in your computer browser. […]

Village Programme projects 2018-2019

PRA has been discussing projects for the next two years with PCC business unit managers and the Village Planning team. Our bid has been placed for consideration and PCC’s team will determine which projects from all its many villages will proceed in the next few weeks. We have a draft plan for the next two […]

Taupo Crescent Community Space slide opening

Councillor Dale Williams officially opened the slide in on a chilly weekend which did not deter excited kids. Another feature for this refurbished area with play equipment, picnic table, murals and landscaping for residents to enjoy.  

Motor Home and caravan park sign

Motor Home and caravan park sign attracting visitors to the village The sign we put up in the park with the help of businesses in Plimmerton village is working well with businesses reporting increased patronage from park customers. Many of them are also choosing to enjoy our heritage trail too, excellent stuff.  

PRA AGM 14 May 2018

YOU are invited to the AGM – Monday 14 May 7.30pm at Plimmerton Boating Club Entertainment with Open Mic Showcase! Brisk business Plimmerton superstar introductions Mix and mingle Splendid supper Prize draw!