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 What’s new in Plimmerton
March 2020

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Summer fun … support local events

  • Titahi Bay Beach Festival, 7 March, 1-7pm. Music, activities, stalls and kai. 
  • Pop up boutique shop, 10-14 March, 7 Serlby Place, Porirua. Opening night bargains 10 March 5-8.30pm, $5 with light supper. Zonta Club of Mana … supporting local women and girls.
  • Rotary Book Fair … please donate your pre-loved books, DVDs and CDs to benefit our community. Drop them in to Tommy’s Real Estate Mana. Fair is at NZ Kennel Club, Prosser street, Porirua 21-22 March from 9am.
  • St Theresa’s School Carnival, Saturday 14 March, 10am-2pm

Plimmerton Fun Run runaway success

Well done to the team who organise and volunteer to run this fantastic event. And congrats to everyone who took part.

Shed team effort wins praise

Karen, manager of our local Family Store recently had the Menzshed team build a storage shed and she says, ‘To the wonderful, fantastic, awesome guys at the Menzshed … thank you so much for your hard work, kindness, compassion and most of all patience! We really appreciate what you’ve done for us … and what you do for our community, Your caring and hard work goes a long way!’

Good work team.

Canine capers for dog park opening

We hear that a fun and special opening is being planned for the new fenced dog recreation area in Plimmerton Domain.

Socialised dogs and exercised dogs are happy dogs. This area will enable dogs to do both those things in appropriate zones. Read all about it on Porirua City Council website and Facebook page.

We will keep you posted on the plans for this fun event.

We support responsible dog ownership

We strongly recommend the twice weekly paly dates organised through Dog Lovers of Porirua.

And we also strongly recommend Jacqui’s beginner classes for pups on Sunday mornings at 11am at Ngati Toa Domain. The very best start to having a well behaved dog. (Titahi Bay Canine Obedience Club grounds, gold coin donation)

And we thank the people who keep the walkways around here clear of dog poop left by owners who are slack and do not pick up after their pooches. 

Yikes it’s bikes!

Recently cyclists using the Ara Harakeke Shared Walkway have nearly collected pedestrians, kids on scooters, pushchairs and dogs. This is a shared pathway for everyone. There are lots of other tracks just for speedy cyclists to do their thing, This walkway is NOT one of them. There have been several near calamities involving these speedsters coming up on family groups without warning. 

Please ring your bell if you are approaching people on the shared pathway, they cannot hear you coming.

You can photograph these cyclists and send information about dangerous incidents to PCC or report them on 237 5089.

Friends of Taupo Swamp Weeding Bees

ON Wednesday 11 March, Wednesday 25 March and Wednesday 8 April join the FOTSC team to help out with weeding around the 1200 new trees and shrubs. Between 9 and midday (or as much time as you can spare) and they can supply gloves, rakes and morning tea!

Thanks to their sponsors New World and Roger from Plimmerton Deli.

Burgeoning book clubs

Our info gets out there! We had huge response from our last message about book club opportunities … enough to start another new group.  Fantastic stuff. Thanks to Marg Bleasdale for organising this for book-loving locals.

Maintenance matters

Plimmerton often looks a bit scruffy at the end of a long summer with many visitors. We have been in discussion with PCC about things that need attention. These include:

  • Paving clean around café corner … it will happen soon, then be scheduled annually, after a lengthy period of neglect. This paving (along with the Beach Road promenade) was one of the first Plimmerton Residents’ Association projects carried out with PCC as part of the Village Planning programme. (12 years ago). We are pleased that the paving will now be maintained regularly.
  • Motuhara Road exit onto Steyne with the School and Beach Road crossroads … roading engineers are evaluating the safety of this area. Many motorists speed down Motuhara Road and across the pedestrian crossing which is used by school and kindergarten kids and residents.  
  • Archery club … plastic from old bales (which are stuffed with plastic bags etc) is being blown into Taupo Stream. Several groups here are working hard to clean up the Taupo Stream which flows out onto south Beach. The council have addressed this with the club.
  • Queen’s Ave Park in Steyne Ave will get a top dressing and reseed in Autumn (which will sort the ‘trench’ created when a table was moved.
  • Taupo Stream in Plimmerton Domain will be revegetated this winter where the banks were earlier cleared. Community support will be given to this initiative and we will let you know when things are happening.
  • Seat and picnic table restoration … the first batch of seats has been restored by our Menzshed team working under contract to PCC. We await news on the picnic tables and the rest of the seats under management of PCC’s Parks group. All these seats were paid for by local families (at $1500  each) and our agreement with PCC when the money was handed over was that the seats would be regularly maintained and kept in original condition. 
  • Steyne Ave kowhais … these will be replaced and attended to in winter. Some of the grilles and frames have gone AWOL.
If you spot blocked drains, overgrown vegetation, slippery surfaces and anything else dangerous please report it to PCC immediately through the app using a photo or by phone to 237 5089.

Promoting YOUR community initiatives and events… photo permissions please!

If you represent a community organisation, a club or a group here, or run a project that this community supports please email us today and say OK.

We want to be able to use relevant, quality photos from your website or Facebook page when we are promoting your programme and events.

If that doesn’t work for your group you could send us a few good photos we can use when necessary.
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