Maori settlement centuries ago.
Name was "Pukerua" but confusion in the rail system with Pukerau caused the addition of "Bay".
First urban settlement by Europeans early in the 20th century, mostly on and overlooking the coast.
On 24 September 2009, the local full primary school saw its website go live, ushering in a new type of learning. See "Kapi-Mana News" October 13, 2009, p 30.
Pukerua Bay Railway StationEdit
Closed over summer 2009-2010 for major upgrade needed to handle the new electric trains. Buses link with Plimmerton in peak hours.