Monthly Archives: September 2015

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Puhoi Farmers Market, this Sunday, 27th September

Lots of new stalls from September onwards….Soy Candles, Fabrics and Buttons, Puhoi Valley Milk and much more :)

Fresh local fruit and veges, eggs, honey, Puhoi Coffee, cheese, nut butter, pickles, Komucha, gluten free and raw foods, fresh bread, chutneys and sauces, scones, Long Flat Bacon Co, samosa, deli foods, vege seedlings, herbs, plants, quality crafts and much more.

Next market: Spring Garden Fest, Sunday, October 25th
Support Local!
Any inquiries to Phillippa: 09 4220009

 

PLEASE NOTE NEW EMAIL ADDRESS!

Puhoi Community Forum Meeting Agenda: 29 Sept 2015

PUHOI COMMUNITY FORUM

MEETING TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2015 at 7.30pm at THE PUHOI SPORTS CLUB – CHAIRPERSON – HANS EVERTS

AGENDA

  1. APOLOGIES

  1. CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING Held on

25 August 2015

  1. MATTERS ARISING FROM THOSE MINUTES (not appearing on this Agenda)

  1. CORRESPONDENCE IN

  1. 9.15 Notice of Auckland Council Rural Rates Public Engagement Meetings

14.9.15 Rachel Blundell / Communications & Stakeholder Manager NZTA re Puhoi

Warkworth motorway presentation and update to October Forum Meeting

CORRESPONDENCE OUT

  1. TREASURER’S REPORT

  1. OTHER REPORTS

Update on River Walkway Planting and development

GENERAL BUSINESS

  1. Robert Lundberg, Advisor Digital Policies, Auckland Council will give an update on rural broadband, with opportunity for questions and discussion.

  2. Annual roadside clean-up

  3. Special Trivial Pursuit evening – Thursday October 1st.

  4. Riverside walkway – next stage

NEXT MEETINGTuesday 27 October 2015 at 7.30pm – Chairperson, Hans Everts

Please invite other residents and friends of Puhoi to attend – widen participation!

Attention: Rural Ratepayers!

You are invited to attend a meeting to discuss proposed changes to how Auckland Council charges rates on rural properties. At the moment all farm and lifestyle properties are charged at the same rate regardless of the size of the land. We want to receive your views on the proposal to charge lower rates for large farm/lifestyle properties (over 50ha) by charging smaller (less than 6ha) farm/lifestyle properties more. This proposal would see small farm/lifestyle properties pay a little more so large farm/lifestyle properties can pay much less.

We are taking this opportunity to talk with the rural community before the development of the Council’s Annual Plan 2016/2017, when the Council will decide whether to formally consult on the proposal.

 

To find out more, or let us know what you think, go to  http://shapeauckland.co.nz/consultations/rural-rates-2015/ , or come along to one of 4  meetings being held throughout the Auckland region:

 

·         Thursday 17th September, 6-8pm, Waitoki Hall 1000 Kahikatea Flat Road, Waitoki

·         Tuesday 22nd September, 6-8 pm, Shoesmith Hall, Cnr Shoesmith and Brown Streets, Warkworth

·         Tuesday 29th September, 6-8pm Stevenson Room, 12 Massey Avenue, Pukekohe

·         Wednesday 30th September, 6-8pm Waitakere Ranges Local Board, 39 Glenmall Place, Glen Eden

 

Puhoi Art Exhibition 2015

The famous Puhoi Art Exhibition will be running from 26th November-6th December in the Puhoi Hall this year, after a hiatus of a year or two. We’ll shortly be circulating entry details etc. If you’d like to be part of organizing and running the event, come along to the kick-off meeting at the Cheese Factory Cafe, 11:30am on Friday 25th September or email mike@puhoinz.com .

Urgent Update: Trivia Night

Due to an adminstrative error (calendar printing perhaps;-) the normal 2nd Thursday of the month Trivial Pursuits night has actually been scheduled for 17th September NOT 10th September, so please don’t turn up at the pub tomorrow (well not for the quiz;-)

At least it gives us another week to swot…

Mike

 

Puhoi Rural Fire Force: August 2015 Report

Call statistics for August –

MVC – 3

Medical – 1

Scrub Fire – 1

Assist Ambulance – 2

Road Clean Up – 1

Structure Fire – 1

This month saw a drastic change in our callouts. We attended 2 horrific crashes along with Silverdale and Warkworth Crews in almost the same identical spot. With members assisting in medical and fire duties at both calls, and assisting with landing the Westpac Rescue Helicopter at the second call. The weather washed some debris from rocks faces onto the highway resulting in a clean up call.

On the 17 August we also worked alongside the New Zealand Police and St John Ambulance at an exercise to test the response to a motor vehicle crash at the Johnstone Hill Tunnels. Thankfully the weather held that night and there were some good learning that came of the night. The Puhoi Brigade had a glowing report from the Fire Service Managers of the night!

The weather is slowing changing on us and the sun has some heat in it, summer feels like its on its way! Remember to keep safe with your burn offs, currently it’s open season but still be careful.

Mike has returned from Dunedin where he was on a specialist crew leaders course, he is now allowed to lead a crew in overseas deployments fighting scrub fires, really putting Puhoi on the map!

We are continuing to recruit new members, if you are over 16 years of age, live locally in Puhoi and have a can do attitude we are interested in hearing from you. We will supply all the training, uniform and support you need. Contact – Russell Green 021655461

Chris Farac Qualified Firefighter Puhoi Fire Brigade