The Puhoi Community Forum will be working with Auckland Council to review the River Park management plan over the next few months. They’d like to canvas some suggestions on projects that the community might like to do in the park over the next few years.
For the best chance of success, these would be small projects, within the scope of community effort and funding, rather than requiring financial input from the Council/Local Board
I'd like to suggest...
Some suggestions from a quick brainstorm at the last forum are listed below – please note that these are by no means definite – just to get you thinking
Scouts/Playgroup building. Perhaps using/rebuilding the A&P show shed on the sports field
More walking tracks. To link up with Te Araroa trail etc
Wetland. Re invigorating the existing wetland area
Puhoi Little Village
Horses/Riding – more jumps (as at present) and a further area for riding be drained with sand and flattened off. Such an area could possibly also be used as a sports area.
Music in the Park area.
Mountain bike/informal BMX tracks area to help get the kids of the roads.
Community gardens/orchard this was a popular suggestion at the workshops last year
Monday – Friday, 14 hours per week, term time only. Morning Run: Puhoi to Ahuroa (7.30-8.00am). Afternoon Run : West Coast Rd loop (2.30-3pm), Ahuroa to Puhoi (3pm-3.30pm) $20/hour. A current P endorsement an advantage – however school willing to pay for this if necessary.
Our bus is a 29 seater, so relatively small. Can be driven on a Class 1 car license.
Spring Garden Festival at the Puhoi Village Market on Sunday 30th October.
9am to 1pm. Everything you need to start your Spring garden.
From plants, seedlings
and compost to beautiful garden art. firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 0274 270440
Our company has about 50 banana boxes to give away to anyone needing them
for shifting or whatever. They are currently stored at Silverdale.
Interested folk can call me on my mobile Paul Bowater 021 2527767
Online entries have now closed for the 2016 exhibition – if you have a late entry please phone Colleen on 09 4220424 . If you want to alter an existing entry you can do this at the drop off on Wednesday 23rd between 2pm and 6pm at the Puhoi Hall.
A few weeks ago I asked Spark if and when they intend to provide cell coverage from the new tower on Woodcocks hill. I have finally heard back that ”…there are plans to upgrade next month….”
Next month being September.
Cheers & Kind Regards
[Now if we can just crawl into the 21st Century on Saleyards Rd too. Perhaps it would spoil the rustic charm though – Ed]