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Agenda for Puhoi Forum meeting Tuesday 31 May

PUHOI COMMUNITY FORUM COMMITTEE

MEETING TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY 31 MAY 2016 at 7.30pm at THE PUHOI SPORTS CLUB – CHAIRPERSON – LARRY MITCHELL

AGENDA

  1. Apologies

  1. Confirmation of the Minutes of previous Meeting held on 26 April 2016

  1. Matters Arising from those Minutes (not appearing on this Agenda)

  1. Treasurer’s Report – for April 2016 – Jenny Schollum

  1. The Future of the Forum – Larry Mitchell

  1. Project Workshops – Dustyn O’Leary (see attached)

  • Report on meeting with the facilitator Cissy Rock

  • Review and action workshop proposals from groups for their projects

  1. AGM Planning

  • Discussion on submission by Sorrel O’Leary on proposed changes to Constitution; with the aim of clarifying voting rights and creating a more inclusive forum structure (document attached)

  • Voting process

  1. Model Village in Puhoi background and possible strategy

  • The steering Committee of the proposed Puhoi Heritage Model Village and Museum plan requests the support of a funding application to Auckland Council for seed money to develop a public consultation document on the project

  1. General Business

  1. School bus transfer arrangements 

  2. Farmers’ Market – update

  3. Progress report on draining of wetland area in Puhoi Pioneer’s Memorial Park

NEXT MEETING

The next meeting and AGM will be held on Tuesday28 June 2016 at 7.30pm.

schoolbusparking

Good Morning

schoolbusparking

I work for Auckland Transport and have been discussing, with school bus operators, problems in Puhoi with the current school bus transfer arrangements that take place outside the Village Store. After a site meeting last Friday, we’d like to move the transfer arrangement to the parking bay adjacent to the hall – the one towards the village centre – as in the picture below. We may need to look at replacing some of the grass area with concrete to stop the buses running over the grass and making a mess.

 

 

Nick from the store mentioned that in summer this area is used by kayakers, so we may need to implement some time limited parking restrictions to make it work, although I’d like to trial it through winter on an informal basis.

 

I would like to speak to relevant members within the community to canvass views on this proposal – it is aimed at making the bus-to-bus transfer arrangement safer for the children and also better for the two bus companies involved (Ritchies and Gubbs Motors).  The current arrangements have worked well for a number of years but are now in need of an alternative home, as the numbers of school children involved has grown markedly in recent times.  Neither the store owner or the bus companies are content that the status quo remains, given the numbers of students now involved.

 

I did sent an initial email to the team who are responsible for the hall, but Maria (who kindly responded) indicated that this should be discussed elsewhere – possibly with Terri Ryder?

 

Hoping that you can help me reach relevant members of the community.

With Best Regards

Simon

Simon Milner | Principal PT Planner (Infrastructure)

Bus Services – AT Metro

Level 17, HSBC Building, 1 Queen Street, Auckland

Private Bag 92250, Auckland 1142

 

Direct line 09 447 4896 | 021 808 480

 

www.aucklandtransport.govt.nz |  simon.milner@at.govt.nz

 

Puhoi Fire Brigade report for April 2016

 

Call outs- a quiet month but two incidents that could have been a lot worse-

Two motor vehicle accidents- (MVA) –

1-      2x truck accident on State highway 1- one a stock truck that overturned- all drivers were pretty much ok, the stock were pretty shaken up and a bit angry- main injury was a person jumping in a barbed wire fence to get out of the way of the rampaging steer!

2-      A two car head on around a blind bend coming into Puhoi- the rental vehicle appeared to be on the wrong side of the road- moderate injuries to one driver- thank goodness for air bags!

New Recruits- welcome to our three newest recruits- Max Koch, Kim Vickers and Lauren Wheeler.Its great to get some young talent in the brigade ( to run up the hills with the hoses!!) and their training has now started in earnest- two days of First Aid training this weekend- then 4 days of basic training later this month at Mt Wellington.

Some of you might have seen the news regarding the amalgamation of all different Fire Services ( NZ Fire, Rural Fire, etc) into one organisation- Fire and Emergency NZ. This will also affect the Puhoi Fire Brigade- in a positive way and we are looking forward to the change- albeit we need to be in our new station by then- June 2017. Watch this space as we ramp up our fundraising efforts to get the station finished ASAP.

As you would expect its now an open season for fires- that said there is still plenty of restrictions on what you can and cannot burn- and as the moisture sets in please be conscious of the smoke nuisance factor as well- it would pay to check out the Councils website for more information in regards to this.

And the best thing we did over the month of April was participate in the ANZAC Day Parade- very humbling to be able to show our respect to those that sacrificed so much.

Keep safe out there,

Puhoi Fire Brigade.

Rodney Neighbourhood Incorporated Newsletter (#20)

NOTE: CHANGE EMAIL ADDRESS: rns.coordinator@gmail.com

20  RODNEY NEIGHBOURHOOD  INCORPORATED NEWSLETTER
13 May  2016

WELCOME
To our new members in Riverhead, Whangaparaoa, Parakai, Helensville, Tomarata.

NEW INITIATIVE: FACE BOOK .
All members are invited to join our Rodney Neighbourhood Support Facebook Group.  We have local news and alerts on-the-fly as they happen and includes community news and events:

http://www.facebook.com/groups/HNWSG

NEIGHBOURS DAY 2016.
Go in the draw to win a $100 supermarket voucher!

Simply fill in the survey following this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/neighbours2016  to help Neighbours Day be even better for future years, and go in the draw to win a $100 supermarket voucher!

Thank you to the many Groups who held the Neighbours Day Celebrations. Most had fine days but some had a great time despite the rain.

NEIGHBOURHOOD SUPPORT NEW ZEALAND
Attached: The News Letter from Kelsey Scarr our  National Manager  

MAGAZINE DISTRIBUTION
CHECK OUR WEBSITE:  WWW.NSRODNEY.ORG.NZ TO SEE OUR LATEST MAGAZINE.

LOCAL COMMUNITY CONSTABLE  EMAIL and PHONE CONTACTS:
Helensville:  Mandi Bell  Mandi.Bell@police.govt.nz; 09 420 8967
Kumeu:  Bevan Dennison:  Bevan.Dennison@police.govt.nz : 09 412 5293
Wellsord: Sharon Glen: Sharon.Glen@police.govt.nz : 09 423 8228
Orewa: Michael Brown: Michael.Brown2@police.govt.nz : 09 426 4555
Whangaparaoa: Ian Price   09 424 6500
Warkworth: 09 423 8228

WATCH POLICE TEN SEVEN
THURSDAY 7.30pm. TV2

INFORMATION ON RECOVERED STOLEN GOODS
To the Neighbourhood Support Network and Neighbouring groups.

A  Search Warrant was executed on a property last Thursday night and  several van loads of tools and furniture recovered along with a stolen trailer and white ware etc.

Items had been stolen from Wellsford, Puhoi, Warkworth and the Mahurangi East peninsula area.

3 person are assisting Police with their enquiries and charges are likely.

It will be several days before the police have inventoried all of the property and identified the owners.

If you have had goods stolen, contact the Warkworth Police on  09 425 8109

It would be helpful if you have a record of serial numbers, have kept receipts, warranty cards or photographs of the goods stolen.

Good luck with that and…..

WELL DONE POLICE!

The above could be a reminder to all of us to record serial numbers. Check out SNAP (Serial Number Asset Partnership)

For more information and to register your goods, visit www.SNAP.org.nz.

Please pass this message on to your neighbours and colleagues.

WHAT and who is SELECTA DNA(NZ) LIMITED
Selectadna is a product, a liquid with unique dna drops, used to mark all household, farm machinery etc.

Once purchased you register with the company who through the system can later identify products If they

get into the wrong hands. A simple product, that covers up to 50 items. You also get stickers etc to put on

windows .

This or similar products or have been a great help in our rural areas.

ATTACHMENT: STOLEN CARS
I regularly receive the attached list of stolen cars.

On checking for our area a trailer was stolen from Whangaparaoa.

ATTACHMENT: Major road safety….
These come into my mail box daily from all around N.Z. I only send out the ones appropriate to our area. NOTE: You can register to personally receive theses see at bottom of email.

FROM WAITOKI
The local Petrol Station was robbed late Wednesday or early Thursday any information contact your local Police Station.

On behalf of Rodney Neighbourhood Support Inc. we wish you all a crime free, safe travel, watch for children now the autumn has come.

Puhoi Celtic Sessions

We now have over thirty musicians who meet every fortnight in the Village Hall for the pleasure of making folk music (mainly Celtic).

There are accordionists, fiddlers, guitarists, flautists, mandolin-players, singers, foot-tappers, dancers, bodhran bashers, and harpists. in fact it’s a folking orchestra!

We run a dropbox (an on-line repository) of sound files and scores so that anyone – music reader or not – can access our repertoire and practice at home.

I’ve spoken to a few locals who are musicians and am surprised at the number who don’t know of our existence. We welcome all comers – even if your thing is merely listening and humming along.

The next Session is on
MAY 26th (and fortnightly after that).
Village Hall – Puhoi
We tune up at 7.00 pm and start making music at 7.15 pm, winding up at 9.45pm.

If you would like access to the dropbox please send me an email. (alan@raweducation.com) For those who’ve never used dropbox – it’s easy.

Looking forward to even more musicians coming out of the closet.

Slainte!

Alan Wagstaff

Puhoi Community Forum Meeting Agenda: 36th April

PUHOI COMMUNITY FORUM
Meeting to be held on Tuesday the 26th April at 7.30pm at the Puhoi Community Sports Club Chairperson – Dustyn O’Leary
Apologies: Terri Ryder, Larry Mitchell, Beth Houlbrooke, Wendy Hayton
Matters Arising from Meeting Minutes 29th March 2016.
Confirmation of Meeting Minutes 29th March 2016
MAIN AGENDA
1. Projects for Puhoi Survey Results – Formal presentation of survey results to the Forum. – Open discussion and decision to be made on how to develop these projects into tangible results for the community.
GENERAL BUSINESS
1.  Alcohol at Meetings – Discussion on making meetings more relaxed and friendly
2. Pub Trivia 2016 – Groups needed for this years round of fundraising quizzes at the Puhoi Pub.
3. AGM Planning – Judith to run through requirements for the upcoming Annual General Meeting.
4. Group Reports – Update on any events or initiatives by groups represented at the meeting.

Puhoi Fire Report: March 2016

 

MVC – 2
Tree Down – 1
Power Lines Down – 1

The weather has remained quite nice for the majority of summer, and even now as we head into the cooler mornings, by afternoon everyone is back in singlets!
As of the 1st April at 0800 the Auckland Rural Mainland became Open Fire Season. However, please continue with some vigilance as the wind and current heat still dries out the grass, resulting in a quicker and hotter burn than thought. The basic rules of not burning plastics, rubber, green vegetation or at night still apply.
The storm on the night of the 25th was an intense one and resulted in a few calls. Remember, if you come across any felled lines do not go near them, in places it is hard to tell the difference between power and phone lines. Then once they are deemed safe by the power company they can be moved by the appropriate person.
In the next few weeks our four new recruits start their training. First up is their Medical Co-Responder course where they learn advanced first aid and how to use an Automatic External Defibrillator.
Chris Farac
Qualified Firefighter
Puhoi Fire Brigade (our thanks to Chris for this monthly service, ed.)