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 What’s new in Plimmerton
January 2020

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Happy new year all Plimmerton and Camborne residents. 

Dog Park recreation area

PCC’s contractors are well under way with construction of the fenced dog exercise areas in Plimmerton Domain. Given gorgeous weather this will be completed in March. Contractors are working between 7am and 5pm weekdays and the odd other day to keep ahead of the game.

The works are not expected to block access to the domain or restrict users. The carpark area near the railways tracks is cordoned off for the construction period and this is clearly marked.

Find out more about the project Plimmerton Domain Dog Recreation Area:

Dog lovers of Porirua

This network of responsible dog owners meets for playdates twice and week and actively encourages responsible dog ownership. Socialised dogs are happy dogs. They share info on training, behaviour, grooming and medical issues as well as the joy that their beloved dogs bring to their families and friends. It is a very positive Facebook page and a delight to see the fantastically professional photos of their play sessions.  If you are feeling grizzly take a look, they will lighten your heart.

Emergency radio training Sunday 23 February 

Plimmerton School at 10am … roll up if you are keen to learn

The Plimmerton Fun Run is on 1 March and the radios will be used to provide communication from the field to organisers at base.

Friends of Taupo Swamp and Catchment busy 2020

Weed all better pitch in and help!

FOTSC report … ‘The 2020 wetlands restoration project is full steam ahead. With more funding planting plans are under way for the large areas of dead and cleared blackberry on site where 1800 trees and shrubs will be planted this year (starting possibly in May when rain returns). 

The 1200 trees planted in 2019 are largely intact and growing despite floods, winds and little recent rain. 

But we sure have a weed problem down there. We need community help to free up those carefully protected trees. Even an hour of your time will help to make a difference!

Wednesday 12 February between 9 and midday, and on 26 February, 11 March, 25 March and 8 April.

We can supply gloves, rakes and a treat for morning tea! (thanks to our local sponsors Roger from Plimmerton Deli and New World Supermarket).

World War 2 gun emplacement is not a trash can

Thanks to PCC staff who had to clear the gun emplacement on the Araharakeke Walkway last week of debris including jettisoned dog poo bags. Whoever the phantom dumper is they should be ashamed. Other evil matter was in there too … human garbage cigarette butts and food wrappings.

Plimmerton is awash with takeaway wrappers and other junk left by people. Some residents clean up every day … thankyou … but disposable nappies and cigarette butts are a step too far.

Battle Hill fair roaring success

Great day, huge crowd, fantastic music and another success for Mana Lions. 

Plimmerton Shed team helped with traffic and crowd management and had a stall selling their shed-made wares.
Roger Watkin from Plimmerton Deli and Mana Lions says it was a great success ad all the money raised goes to Wellington Free Ambulance and local charities. Thank you to Mana Lions hard working team who make this great fund raising event happen to help our community.

Book Club opportunities

One of the Plimmerton book clubs has a couple of vacancies as members have moved away from the area. This club does some reading of books in common but mostly members share their own current reading favourites.  Meetings monthly on Tuesdays. Contact

Araharakeke a shared pathway

Cyclists do NOT own the path and should warn pedestrians of their approach with a bell.

The shared pathway is used by families with little kids on scooters and bikes, parents with wee ones in pushchairs, older people, dogs enjoying a sniff after a swim and diverse others.

Suggestions for people using the shared pathway

1. Smile and say good morning to people you meet
2. Move aside to let faster travellers through
3. Say thanks when someone moves aside for you
4. Cyclists, ring your bell … people in front of you cannot hear you approaching!
5. Keep an eye on your dog and pick up after it. Take the bag to the bins at each end of the pathway.

Hope you are all enjoying our Wellington bummer summer!

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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