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Upcoming events:

  • Matariki art workshops - 16 June 2024 10am - 4pm at the RSA Wairaka Road. Art drop in session 10-2, lantern making 2-4. FREE
  • Matariki Celebration and Community Art Stars - 22nd June 2024 

Pukerua Bay's Matariki Celebration is back for 2024! 4-8pm at Pukerua Bay School and Community Hall
Gold coin koha entry, rain or shine.

Nau mai, hoki mai.

Join us for this year's local Matariki Celebration. Once again, we are planning family-friendly activities, yummy kai and the starry night walk. 

Check out the performances from 5-7pm at the hall, as well as local art and light displays. Te Ara Matariki will be a guided walk starting at 7pm, heading from Pukerua Bay School to Kōawa Ngaro Secret Valley. 

This year’s kaupapa is Tupuānuku, the star from the Matariki cluster which is connected to Rongo-mā-Tāne, the atua of agriculture. Tupu can mean new shoot or 'to grow', Nuku is an abbreviation of Papatūānuku.

E tū Tupuānuku E 
Tiritiria te oneone
Kia matomato ki raro
Ka tīnaku, ka tupu, ka tāmaota ngā māra E

Behold Tupuānuku
Till the soil
So everything becomes lush
Germinate, grow and let the gardens be abundant

The event will be an opportunity to celebrate the present – gather to give thanks for what we have. 

Come along to see tamariki from local kura perform kapa haka, story-teller Linda Hansen, and book reading of Paku Manu Ariki Whakatakapōkai by author Michaela Keeble. 

Please explore Kōawa Ngaro Secret Valley responsibly. Bring a lantern, head-lamp or torch, wrap up warm and wear sturdy footwear. Children must be supervised at all times.


Previous events:

🌌 Matariki workshops - July 2023 

🌌 Matariki Celebration and Community Art Stars - 22nd July 2023 

🏄‍♀️ Inagural Pukerua Bay Surf Balance Roller Board Competition, 26 November 2022

🎅🏼 Christmas on the Field, 26 November 2022

🌌 Matariki Celebration and Community Art Stars 2022

🌌 Matariki Celebration and inagural Pukerua Bay Arts Trail 2021

🎅🏼 Christmas on the Field, 12 December 2020

🌌 Matariki Celebration ‘Te Ara Matariki - A Starry Night Walk’ in Secret Valley Kōawa Ngaro 25 July 2020,

🎅🏼 Christmas on the Field, 14 December 2019

🍲 Community Potluck - September 2019

🌌 Matariki Celebration and Community Art Stars - June 2019

🎅🏼 Christmas on the Field - December 2018

🌌 Matariki Celebration and Community Art Stars - June 2018

🎅🏼 Christmas on the Field - December 2017

🌌 Matariki - June 2017


Community groups:

B-ball in the Bay - meeting weekly on Monday nights to shoot some hoops 

Pukerua Bay Hub crafty group - meeting on the second Tuesday of the month 

Rotten Luck Fermentation club - skill sharing, workshops and competitions (currently on hold)

Pukerua Bay Gardern Club - at PKB Community Garden and Food Forest in Muri Reserve, meeting regularly for working bees

He Ara Pukerua - local heritage group

Pukerua Bay Resident Association - all residents welcome, meeting every second Tuesday of the month

Pukerua Bay playgroup - meet Wednesday mornings 9:30-11:30 at the Tennis Club

Pukerua Bay RSA and Community Club - new members welcome, eftpos now available. Open Thurs, Fri and Sat evenings on Wairaka Road. Quiz nights monthly on a Saturday. 

Find even more community groups here


Local venues for hire:

Pukerua Bay School and Community Hall, Rawhiti Road 

Pukerua Bay RSA, Wairaka Road

Pukerua Bay Tennis club, Rawhiti Road

Pukerua Bay Scout hall, Kotipu Place

St Marks, Rawhiti Road 


Schools and services

Pukerua Bay School, Rawhiti Road

Pukerua Bay Kindergarden, Wairaka Road

Pukerua Bay Library, Wairaka Road 


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