PCC Growth Plan Workshops

PCC Growth Plan and District Plan Community Workshop

It will be held in Plimmerton Pavilion Tuesday 6 November 6-8pm. We are told that these sessions will be interactive and fast moving and everyone attending will be actively participating. A second workshop will be held at Plimmerton School on Monday 26 November from 9.30 am till 12.30.

PCC Coastal Hazard Workshop

Coastal hazard workshops  are being held around the region.

The one for Plimmerton residents is on Saturday 10 November 9.30-11.30.

Check out https://poriruacitycouncil/city-planning-and -reporting/district-plan/coastal-hazards/ for more info on this meeting and about coastal hazards work under way.

Plimmerton School Gala

Saturday 17 November from 11am

The largest Gala in the area! Come along and ride the motorbikes, buy food and cakes galore, infamous White Elephant, live entertainment, bubble soccer and much, much more! Please bring your own recyclable bag as we are going plastic free!

 

Pathway north of Plimmerton Domain under way

Shared pathway creates northern entrance to Plimmerton

Walking and cycling through Plimmerton Domain north to the shared Ara Harakeke pathway will soon be much safer, and more scenic. The unformed area across the bridge at the northern end of the domain will be replaced with a 2.5 metre-wide pathway, a safe surface and  access, kerb and channel, topsoil and grass seeding … with new signage and planting to be added later.

The pathway will go along in front of the Ulric Street motorhome park to a safe crossing point which will link to the existing shared pathway north of Plimmerton.

This improved access will make it easy for the large numbers of visitors using the park every day to walk through the domain to the village. And it will give residents and visitors a better pedestrian and cycling experience.

Work starts on 5 November and the pathway should be up and running for Summer.

This project, a joint Plimmerton Residents’ Association and Porirua City Council Village Programme initiative. To find out more about what is planned in this area visit www.plimmerton.nz

The Great Rail Fence Painting 

Postponed until February!

The good news and the bad news. The (very) good news is that rail authorities have agreed to get onto the tracks when trains are not running and shift all the ballast that breaks through the Steyne Ave fence. This creates a danger to pedestrians as well as jiggering the fence. When the ballast has been moved they will repair and clean the fence for painting.

The bad news is that this can not be done in time for the planned fence painting this month. We will reschedule this event (with music to paint by, sausage sizzle and all the trimmings) to a Sunday in February. We will keep you posted.

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 photos and stories.

Two projects have funding this year from Porirua City Council’s Village Planning programme. Others are funded by sponsorship, subscriptions and grants.

Tons of opportunities for you and your family to get involved plimmertonra@gmail.com

Ready to research & write about your special interest?

Heritage planting trail and interpretive trail prep under way

Thanks to everyone who responded when we called for interested people to research and produce material for our website www.plimmerton.org.nz

We are ready for you to now nominate an area of interest and get stuck into the research, writing and photography.

You can select plants that various native birds feed on at different times of the year. Plants to encourage insects and lizards, flax growing (the history and botanical info), wetland ecology, trees from different settlement eras, whatever floats your boat.

Please email us plimmertonra@gmail.com  (Heritage Plant Trail)and let us know what you would like to look into. Your photos and writing will go onto the website and be used to develop the planting plan for Taupo Stream banks through Plimmerton Domain. It will also be used to develop later next year interpretive trail signage to highlight your findings.

This is a very exciting project which will be extremely valuable as an educational resource.

The Great Rail Fence Painting 

The Great Rail Fence Painting 

Sunday 25 November 10am till midday … put it in your diary!

Chance for your family to make its mark on Plimmerton. Details later … but you and yours will turn up to the Community Shed on Plimmerton Domain (just through the rail underpass). You’ll get paint and away you’ll go. You’ll get a number too for the spot prize draw and you’ll be treated to an after-fence-painting sausage sizzle on Steyne Ave.

We need some music to paint to. We can accommodate three groups along Steyne Ave so contact us if you and your band/group/ensemble would like to perform on the day. Synchronised painting!

Contact us asap plimmertonra@gmail.com

Our community shed team are working with KiwiRail on the details and we will keep you posted.

Is there a sign writer here who might be able to help us out with an idea we’ve had for the day? Contact Carolyn plimmertonra@gmail.com

Taupo Cres Community Space Planting

44 people including 20 kids equals 200 trees planted and 8 enormous bags of rubbish removed.

Huge thanks to Leo Smith who organised the very successful planting day at Taupo Cres community space and local area last week. Lots of fun and lots accomplished.

Big thanks to Trees that count for supplying the plants and Chris from New World Paremata for keeping the workers fuelled.

Steyne Ave Park grass

Steyne Ave Park grass sown and fenced for picnic action 

Shake the moths out of the plaid picnic blanket, find the missing plastic bit for the thermos, and get ready for Summer.

Works have been completed in the park area in Steyne Ave. Now we wait for spring weather, daylight saving and sprouting grass. PRA has thanked PCC parks staff on Facebook for the very neat job they have done in creating this asset for people visiting Plimmerton. Our social historian Allan Dodson is planning a feature for our website showing before and after photos of this property on Steyne Ave over time and is researching previous occupants of the site. 

Karehana Park update

Karehana Park will again be a popular Summer spot…

From an unloved scruffy area this park has been transformed into a family destination for locals and visitors. The transformed play area and scooter path are well used. Consultation is still going on to decide on the last additions to the park to be funded by the sale of pavers. 

…and it coped well in recent heavy rain

Porirua City Council advise us that the stream and wa in the park coped well with our recent deluge. Their storm water engineer has developed mitigation options that are currently being peer reviewed by Wellington Water engineers who will also check these options out using flood modelling.

Chris Dando from PCC’s communications says, ‘ We need to take care that we don’t just shift the problem somewhere else, and that the solution works for all. That’s not as easy and straightforward as it may sound.’

Shed and Rail Fence Painting

Shed and rail fence painting bee planned for October … 12 years ago 200 people turned up to paint the fence … can we beat that this time?

You will soon be invited to join in painting the rail fence that runs along in front of our railways station.

Arrangements are being finalised now and we will let you know as soon as we have a date and time!

(railway station with new paint job. Showing current shite fence. Caption: Let’s set off our beautifully painted new station with a flash fence. Join the working bee in October!)

Planting in Taupo Cres Community Space

Planting in Taupo Cres Community Space Sunday 23 September

Massive thanks to local resident and community superstar Leo Smith of Nature School NZ who is organising a planting day in James Street/Mo Street and Taupo Crescent during Conservation Week. Leo has sourced trees from an organisation called Trees That Count, which is building a movement to help New Zealand to plant more native trees https://www.treesthatcount.co.nz/ 

Leo is liaising with Porirua City Council’s (PCC) parks team and other agencies for botanical advice and support on the day. A bbq is being arranged for volunteers who turn up to help.

Want to get your wellies wet and have some family fun time? Report to St Theresa’s School field at 12pm on 23 September. You will be planting trees and shrubs you will be able to enjoy for years. More details at: https://www.facebook.com/events/837641959768984/

The rejuvenation of Taupo Crescent community space and play area has been a community effort assisted greatly by funding from Trust House, Porirua City Council’s Village Planning programme and Plimmerton Residents’ Association. 

Many thanks to those organisations and volunteers who have helped, and continue to help, to redevelop this community green space.

Mana Island Exhibition

Mana Island exhibition at Pataka Art + Museum 3 August to 2 September

Friends of Mana Island has an exhibition at Pataka in the Bottle Creek Gallery throughout august. The theme is celebrating our volunteers and it recognises  FOMI’s 40th anniversary this year!

The exhibition features photos taken over the last 20 years with volunteers working on projects such as planting, and seabird and lizard relocations.

The centrepiece is a fantastic large new model of Mana Island meticulously constructed by lo9cal model maker Doug Royson. There’s a great video generously produced by local company Kaboose Media. Panorama photos show the progress of plantings on the island from when it was still farmland till now. Quite a transformation!

During August FOMI is hosting a Sunday short talks programme at 2pm in the gallery on the theme How to restore an island. Scientists and volunteers will participate in these talks.

See the FOMI website for the programme http:/www.manaisland.org.nz/Sunday-speaker-programme-fomi-20th-anniversary-exhibition-at-pataka-august-2018/

Calling all clubs and groups…

You can complete a form on our website to have your group listed on the Plimmerton Community website. Don’t miss an opportunity to be featured on our website!

https://www.plimmerton.nz/clubs-and-groups/