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PCF Minutes: 28 July 2015

MINUTES OF THE PUHOI FORUM COMMUNITY MEETING

HELD AT PUHOI SPORTS CLUB ON 28 July 2015 commencing at 7.30pm

PRESENT: Jenny Schollum, Theo Koops, Peter Straka, Larry Mitchell, Gillian Seymour, Judith Williams, Ian Bateman, Kristin Gillies, Terri Ryder, Hans Everts, Sandra Beagley (Minutes).

CHAIRPERSON: Hans Everts

APOLOGIES: Helen Darnell, Wendy Hayton, Beth Houlbrook (Local Board), Greg Sayers, Ian Boothroyd.

WELCOME

Hans welcomed members to the meeting.

 

2a CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MINUTES HELD ON APRIL 28 2015

Moved: Peter Straka

Seconded: Theo Koops

Carried

2b CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MINUTES HELD ON MAY 26 2015

Moved: Peter Straka

Seconded: Jenny Schollum

Carried

3 MATTERS ARISING

There were none.

 

4 CORRESPONDENCE IN

15.6.15 Letter from Aaron Hutching (Auckland Transport) re commencement of work on Puhoi pedestrian bridge and footpath extension

29.6.15 Letter from Kim Hammond with formal letter of grant approval for walkway project

 

CORRESPONDENCE OUT

22.7.15 Letter of acceptance of grant for walkway project to Kim Hammond

 

5 TREASURERS REPORT

The Trivia night raised $400. Jenny reported she had received subscriptions from 10 families, 3 organisations and 6 new members; however there are still a number of subs owing. There is $805 in the Forum’s General account.

 

Motion

That the Treasurer’s report be accepted.

Moved: Hans Everts

Seconded: Terri Ryder

Carried

Hans reminded the meeting that there will be several items regarding the Walkway that will need to be paid.

  • $286.76 for Fencing Wire
  • Hireage of a tractor to put in piles
  • Food for Sausage sizzles/BBQs for Working Bees at the end of next month. The working bee will involve 2 – 3 school parties, scouts and the community during 21st – 23rd August.

Ian Bateman offered for his business to pay for the food.

Gillian offered to approach Chris, Allied Workforce who has offered his BBQ and gas in the past, to secure it for the 23rd.

The Sports Club will need to be asked for permission to use their downstairs area.

 

Motion

That the Walkway expenses be paid for with funds out of the Forum Savings account.

Moved: Hans Everts

Seconded: Peter Straka

Carried

Motion

That the Secretary be paid the sum of $30 for this month’s meeting.

Moved: Hans Everts

Seconded: Judith Williams

Carried

6 OTHER REPORTS

Reports from the Hall Committee and regarding the Walkway have been circulated via email.

 

The Chairperson is finding the Forum workload too much and would like a Co Chair- to share the load – possibly someone to represent the younger population and so have a broader voice in the community. He asked that nominations for the position be brought to the August meeting.

 

Theo has found a potential funding source – Fonterra Grass Roots Fund.

Funding for Walkway seats was a suggestion. The application needs to be submitted by the end of August and Larry Mitchell suggested that Hans approach Bernadette Straka for help in filling out the application.

Trivial Pursuit evening, Thursday August 13th - 7 members offered to be on the Forum team.

 

8pm, the Meeting adjourned and Tony Blandford, Rural Tech Solutions was welcomed and spoke to approximately 30 folk from the Puhoi Community about Fast Broadband service options in Puhoi.

 

FAST BROADBAND SERVICE OPTIONS IN PUHOI.

After explaining the four options – UFBB, ADSL, VDSL and Cellular, Tony recommended that the Forum write to Auckland City Council to state Puhoi’s case as an ‘important Tourist attracting; Historical Village just off the main Highway’ for Funding towards a better Broadband coverage.

Rural Tech Solutions currently has around 30 customers in Puhoi, using a Repeater on Emily Hill and one on the Puhoi Pub roof.

Tony agreed to send a report summary of his company’s Broadband options plus contact details, to the Chairperson for circulation.

The Chairperson thanked Tony for coming and for explaining the broad situation as well as his firm’s option.

 

NEXT MEETING

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 25th at 7.30pm in the Sports Club. Chair: Peter Straka.

For that meeting

  • a representative from Vodaphone will be invited to discuss their company’s Broadband options
  • Tony’s summary report

If time permits, one of the following issues may also be addressed:

  • The new subdivision in Ahuroa Road
  • Speed limit change to past Puhoi Road.

 

Subsequent to the meeting, it was discovered that recommendations about the development of Te Muri Regional Park need to be in by August 19th, too early to permit discussion and submission by the Forum on the 25th.

 

The meeting closed at 9.30pm.

Doubly Crafty

Once again, we had a really lovely day at the Puhoi Cottage Tearooms – loads of talking and knitting, spinning etc. We are enjoying our group so much, that we have decided we would like to meet twice a month, so there isn’t such a big gap between, especially if you can’t make it one month. So we thought the 1st Tues and 3rd Tues of each month would be good.
This means Tues 4th August is our next meeting. The cafe is happy and we are all booked in.
Mark your calendars, and look forward to seeing you in 2 weeks time.
Cheers
Coral

Puhoi Community Forum: Agenda for Meeting 28th July 2015

PUHOI COMMUNITY FORUM

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

AGENDA

  1. APOLOGIES

 

  1. CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS Held on

28 April and 26 May 2015

 

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

 

  1. CORRESPONDENCE IN

15.6.15 Letter from Aaron Hutching (Auckland Transport) re commencement of work on Puhoi pedestrian bridge and footpath extension

29.6.15 Letter from Kim Hammond with formal letter of grant approval for walkway project

 

CORRESPONDENCE OUT

22.7.15 Letter of acceptance of grant for walkway project to Kim Hammond

 

  1. TREASURER’S REPORT

 

  1. OTHER REPORTS (circulated by email)

 

  1. GENERAL BUSINESS

Broadband in Puhoi

 

NEXT MEETINGAugust 25th – Chairperson, Peter Straka

 

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

 

 

Thanks From Judith

Many thanks to Gillian, Sean, Amego and all the Puhoi Hotel organisers
of last nights Trivial Events evening, not to mention players Ineke
and Peter Straka, Judy Golland from Puhoi Cottage and her friend,
Jasmin Burrling, at 18 and 15 our youngest players, and Gillian, who
also provided the raffles which, when all was tallied up, made c $400
for the Puhoi Community Forum. Did it really matter that we came
bottom? Not really, but, without those two girls, we would have come
even bottomer.

With kindest regards,
Judith Williams

Rodney Neighbourhood Support: July 2015 Newsletter

JULY NEWSLETTER

RODNEY NEIGHBOURHOOD SUPPORT INC.

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF TIME FOR THE “GET TOGETHER” AND “AGM: THE TIME SHOULD READ  7 PM

A DATE FOR YOUR CALENDAR :

‘GET TOGETHER and AGM for all Residents and  Street Contacts and their members throughout Rodney Neighbourhood Support Incorporated area. This covers all of Hibiscus Local Board and Rodney Local Board districts and Mangawhai. The evening will include guest speakers from the Police.  They will be available to answer your questions.  You will meet our hard working Committee and the AGM will be held. We welcome new members to join our team. Prizes and Supper will be served.

 

7.00pm Thursday 20TH August 2015, at St. Chad’s Anglican Church, 117 Centreway Road, Orewa.

 

BUSINESS CARDS AND PAMPHLETS:

If you are in business and a member of Rodney Neighbourhood Support, you are welcome to display your business cards etc. at the meeting. 

 

NEW COMMITTEE MEMBERS

 

Three of our much respected committee members are leaving. If you would like to become part of this enthusiastic Committee contact rodneyns@quicksilver.net.nz . Nominations can be made at the AGM. All new committee members are required to complete a Vetting Service Request and Consent Form.

 

RSVP: 10th August 2015       

 Email:  rodneyns@quicksilver.net.nz

 Ph. or Txt: 0212583737

(We require RSVP numbers for catering).

 

Note: Agenda will be sent out mid August.

 

KEEP SAFE AND REPORT ANYTHING SUSPICIOUS

 

If happening right now ring 111

If the offender is no long their ring your local Police Station. 

 

Helensville  09 420 8967                    Kumeu/Huapai      09 412 5193

Mahurangi East  09 425 6608          Mangawhai   09 423 1060

Orewa  09426 4555                            Warkworth  09 425 8109

Wellsford   09 423 8228                    Whangaparaoa  09 424 6500

 

Crime Stoppers (tell us what you know not who your are)   0800 555 111

Traffic Incidents  *555

SCAM PROBLEMS

A members has had a Scam problem, this time the Microsoft Scam, in which the person on the phone says they are from “Microsoft” and that you have “bugs in your computer”. Everyone should look at the Scam Watch Website which has a list of the latest scams, and what you should do if you suspect you are being or have been scammed. Read before the event.

http://www.consumeraffairs.govt.nz

Margaret Faed

Rodney Neighbourhood Support Coordinator

021 2583737

08009420111

 

Puhoi Community Forum AGM 2015: Minutes

PUHOI COMMUNITY FORUM 2015 AGM MINUTES

 

Meeting held on June 30 at 7.30pm in the Puhoi Sports Club

 

Present

Hans Everts, PCF co-chairman, Peter Straka, deputy chair, Judith Williams, acting secretary, Jenny Schollum, treasurer, Terri Ryder, Ian Bateman, Helen Darnell, Christine Mundell, John Simons, Larry Mitchell, Ian Boothroyd,

Gillian Seymour, Kristin Gillies, Jim Sephton (arrived 8.15pm)

 

Apologies

Beth Houlbrooke ( Rodney Local Board) Phillippa Beagley, Wendy Hayton, Guinny Sorensen, Theo Koops, Dustyn O ‘ Leary

 

Approval of 2014 AGM Minutes

Moved Peter Straka, seconded Judith Williams

 

Matters Arising

None

 

Chairman’s Report

Tabled and read by Hans Everts, acceptance moved Peter Straka, seconded Chris Mundell

 

Financial Report

Previously circulated, and read by Jenny Schollum, acceptance moved Jenny Schollum, seconded Hans Everts

Authorisation of $30 secretarial meeting payment, moved Hans Everts, seconded Helen Darnell

 

Correspondence

None

 

Acceptance of Club and Group Representatives

Puhoi Rural Fire Force – Russell Green

Puhoi Historical Society – Jenny Schollum

Puhoi Library – Helen Darnell

Puhoi Farmers Market – Judith Williams

Puhoi Centennial Hall Committee – Val Smith (main contact)

Puhoi Business Group – Theo Koops

Puhoi Church Properties Committee – Peter Straka

Puhoi Sports Club – Sharon Hallett (main contact)

Puhoi Pioneers Memorial Park – Hans Everts

Puhoi Horse Riding Group – Paul Manton

Puhoi Public Space Development and Road Safety Group – Jim Sephton

Puhoi Landcare Group -?

Puhoi Civil Defence and Neighbourhood Support -?

Puhoi Motorway Group – Helen Darnell

 

Nomination of Independent Committee Members

Terri Ryder – moved Helen Darnell, seconded Judith Williams

Gillian Seymour – Peter Straka, Hans Everts

Kristin Gillies – Judith Williams, Jenny Schollum

Larry Mitchell – Hans Everts, Gillian Seymour

Dustyn O’ Leary – Hans Everts, Larry Mitchell

 

Nominations Closed: moved Gillian Seymour, seconded Peter Straka

 

Approval of Chairperson and Deputy

Hans Everts, Chairman, moved Peter Straka, seconded Gillian Seymour,

Deputy, Peter Straka, moved Hans Everts, seconded Larry Mitchell

 

Jim Sephton’s suggestion that options be kept open for the choice, later in the year, of a co chairperson was noted and agreed upon by the meeting.

 

Election of Secretary and Treasurer

Secretary, Wendy Hayton, moved Hans Everts, seconded Jenny Schollum, Treasurer, Jenny Schollum, moved Larry Mitchell, seconded Terri Ryder.

 

Consideration of Forum Aims, Priorities, Processes and Membership, 2015 -2016

  1. Jim Sephton explained the genesis of the name Public Space Development and its origins in the earlier Road Safety initiative. “You can’t deal with road safety without considering how people live and move in the village,” he said. Puhoi is changing and we need to create the right environment, in conjunction with the Rodney Local Board, for which a small group is needed which would report back to the Forum,” Larry Mitchell pointed out the Forum was only starting to make road safety progress after many years of talking. “It is a very wide brief – how will it evolve?” he asked. Jim pointed to one issue for this year, equestrian safety.

 

  1. Ian Bateman asked for the subject of Rural Broadband to be added to the

list of topics for Forum consideration. Who the best person to investigate

this was initiated a lot of discussion. Larry Mitchell pointed out there was a

great need for someone, who didn’t need to be a forum member, to pick up

this local issue. It was suggested Mike Swain, who has extensive IT

expertise, be asked to investigate the options available for Broadband

provision for Puhoi.

 

  1. Hans Everts pointed to concerns about the enhancement of Puhoi’s

environment, since it appeared Landcare was ‘moribund’. Larry Mitchell asked if the forum could be proactive in calling a public meeting on the subject of Puhoi weed control, and, if the Landcare group really were moribund, could the Forum help resurrect it?

Might the help of groups such as MAD, who provide community labour, be

invoked?

Hans offered to approach Landcare to discuss this issue.

 

  1. The secretary pointed out that the impact of motorway construction on Puhoi would be immense, and doubted that many residents were really aware of the implications, despite input by the Te Ara Tuhono liaison group. Helen Darnell, who had already had involvement with motorway issues, was asked to be Puhoi’s ‘ears to the ground’, although, it was pointed out, the contractors had not yet been chosen. Larry Mitchell suggested we should we be starting to ask our own questions on impacts and the matters that would concern our residents. Kristin Gillies asked if canvassing of community concerns could be added to a future Forum agenda.

 

John Simons reminded of the pressures on Puhoi for change through the influences from both sides of Hibiscus Coast and Warkworth developments. ‘Don’t fight it, use it’, he advised.

 

Meeting closed: 9.25

Next Committee Meeting: July 28 2015

Signed: