• NX2 Puhoi Neighbour’s Day

    When: July 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
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  • Orchard Planting

    When: July 19, 2020 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
    Where: Puhoi River Park

    We’ll be planting the first fruit trees for our new community orchard – come along and give us a hand!

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  • Planting Working Bee 2

    When: August 22, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Where: Puhoi River Park

    Volunteers appreciated to continue the excellent job that the community has done planting  up the new track along the river. We’ll be taking a delivery […]

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  • Planting Working Bee 1

    When: August 8, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Where: Puhoi River Park

    Volunteers appreciated to continue the excellent job that the community has done planting  up the new track along the river. We’ll be taking a delivery […]

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  • Puhoi: My Memories

    [Judith Williams, Adrian Anderson] I first started during the Covid-19 lockdown period reading an interesting old 1937 newspaper article about Puhoi, where my mother, Edith […]

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  • Quiz Night

    When: August 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

    Quiz Night 8th August 7 pm $10 per person BYO nibbles etc. Best Hat competition and lots of Raffles.   Thank You

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  • Latest Road Closures For Motorway Related Works Update for Puhoi

    Latest Road Closures For Motorway Related Works Update for Puhoi

    This is the current road closure list for roadwork closures and works , with info supplied from NX2. Note that the signage boards etc. around […]

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Latest Road Closures For Motorway Related Works Update for Puhoi

This is the current road closure list for roadwork closures and works , with info supplied from NX2. Note that the signage boards etc. around the works may not reflect this list – as in an arrangement with NX2 they will open the road/implement stop/go when possible to allow locals to come and go when gaps in the works allow, letting us know at PuhoiNZ as frequently as possible, but they can’t keep the public signage up to date.

June 2nd-25th On-ramp works will require closure of the On-Ramp access northbound to SH1 and a stop/go system will be on operation on the south-bound ramp to allow controlled access in both directions from Hibiscus Highway (more info)

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Community Liaison Group

When: July 14, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Puhoi Fire Station, 1 Ahuroa Road, Puhoi 0873

As part of a regular series of meetings with the local community, NX2 are organising a meeting to update us on the project progress and […]

Orchard Planting

When: July 19, 2020 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Where: Puhoi River Park

We’ll be planting the first fruit trees for our new community orchard – come along and give us a hand!

Barrier Removal Works 13/14th July

Night time Stop/go on State Highway 1 (SH1), north of Pūhoi.
We’ll be carrying out night works to remove temporary barriers on SH1 north of Pūhoi. Stop/go traffic management will be in place on SH1, between Mahurangi West Road and Pūhoi Road.
The works will be carried out over two nights starting Monday 13 July 2020. Stop/go will be in place between the hours of 9:00pm and 4:00am when traffic volumes are lower to minimise disruption. The work is expected to be completed by Wednesday morning, weather permitting.
NX2 would like to thank drivers for their patience while we complete these works.

As always, currently list of works affecting Puhoi is at https://puhoinz.com/latest-puhoi-road-closures/

Puhoi Community Forum AGM

Come along and have your say about your village! With tightening budgets and an an increasing lack of local democratic influence over our own community’s affairs, the Puhoi Community Forum is one of the few places you can still have a voice about issues that mattert o us.

With management of the Puhoi Pioneers Memorial Park and lots of projects, close associations with the Local Board, council and other organizations , the Forum is an important focus for the village.

We’ll be electing new officers for the year, and anyone can come forward and be elected to the posts of chair(s), secretary, treasury etc, or simply be on the committee.

To be a voting member of the forum there is an annual subscription of $10 per-person or $20 for a household.

This can be paid online:

Bank: ASB

Account: 123046-0353702-00

Please use your last name as the Reference

Got Kiddies? Your Local Playgroup is a Great Place to Take Them

We are a friendly relaxed group and would like to welcome any new comers. For 0-5 Years, Open MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY from 9.30am-12.30pm.
$4 per family session (first 3 visits are free) or $35 per term.
Parking located behind the Museum on 77 Puhoi Road. Once enrolled please join our friendly private Facebook group!

We would really appreciate this monthly mention to encourage new members.

Ngā mihi

Sara McLeod
contact puhoiplaygroup@gmail.com

Puhoi Community Forum 30 June 2020: Agenda

[Apologies for not publishing this earlier as I missed the attachment of Sorrel’s email earlier in the month]

PUHOI COMMUNITY FORUM
MEETING TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, 30 June, 2020 at 7.30pm at
THE PUHOI SPORTS CLUB – CO CHAIRPERSONS – PAUL MANTON & DUSTYN
O’LEARY
AGENDA

  1. Confirmation of the Minutes of previous Meeting held on 26 February, 2020
  2. Matters Arising from those Minutes (not appearing on this Agenda)
  3. Treasurer’s Report for 2020 (previously circulated) – Jenny Schollum
  4. General Business
    (i) Community ecological volunteering safety plans from Council
    (ii) Planting date early August for PPMP
    (iii) Fruit tree purchase for PPMP
    (iv) Planting assistance for John Rehm in June
    (v) Auditor for annual Forum financial report
    (vi) Gravel to top of trailhead on loop track
    (vii) Materials/volunteers for fixing steps on loop track
    (viii) Community orchard working bee/dates/volunteers
    (ix) Forum submission for toll road
    (x) Working Groups – updates







    PPMP
    PERT
    Road Safety Group
    Historical Society
    Library
    Village market
    Others
    NEXT MEETING:
    AGM at 7.30pm.
    The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, 28 July 2020 after the

On-Ramp Closure Update

See https://puhoinz.com/latest-puhoi-road-closures/ for a summary of the upcoming closures/works

Further time is needed for the works near the northern end of Johnstones Hill tunnels. Our team will be continuing with the night works for two more weeks at the Hibiscus Coast Highway northbound on-ramp, it will be temporarily closed while we complete this work.

Each night, traffic management crews will put out road cones from 08.00pm and stop-go lane closure will start from 09.00pm. The Hibiscus Coast Highway northbound on-ramp will be closed from 09.00 pm – 05.00 am from Sunday 28 June 2020 to Thursday 09 July 2020. The Hibiscus Coast Highway southbound off-ramp will have stop-go traffic management in place to allow traffic to pass in both directions. There will be no closures in place on Friday and Saturday nights. Dates are weather dependant.

Schedule of road closures

Sunday 28 June – Thursday 02 July 2020Road/Onramp Closed – 09.00pm – 5.00am
Sunday 05 July  – Thursday 09 July 2020Road/Onramp Closed – 09.00pm – 5.00am

We acknowledge the inconvenience of these works to motorists and nearby residents and thank you for your understanding while we complete this important work.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Ngā mihi 

Roslyn Prictor

NX2 Stakeholder and Communications Team

P. 0508 P2WK INFO (0508 7295 4636)  E. info@nx2group.com         W. nx2group.com

A. 45 Wyllie Road, Warkworth   P.  P.O Box 690, Warkworth 0941

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Puhoi Centennial Hall AGM

The Puhoi Hall committee would like to extend a personal invitation to you to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Puhoi Centennial Hall on Sunday 12th July in the Hall at 1pm, meeting will close at 1.30pm for afternoon tea. 2pm Hall July monthly meeting.

We would value your support and welcome you to come along and help us preserve and maintain this lovely building. For new residents below is some information with regard to the Hall membership that may be helpful. Please consider coming along to meet the small band of locals who treasure this beautiful building.

We also hope that you will consider becoming a member of the Hall for 2020/21 and have attached a membership form. Your membership is greatly appreciated and is essential when applying for grants to help with building upgrades/maintenance as well as helping to cover the daily running costs incurred – electricity, toiletries, insurance etc.

 

Judith’s Newsletter: June 16th 2020

(Dear all, as my bulk emailing system is temporarily out of action, Mike has kindly agreed to put messages on his website. Please use all your contacts to circulate the messages too.)


Dear neighbours and friends of our Puhoi community,
This recent mild Sunday, for me, marked the coming out of a long, Covid-19, sleep for our village and people.
That morning Nick from the store and I together lowered the hotel flag to half mast – Puhoi’s traditional way of marking the passing of one of our people. In the afternoon neighbours and relatives gathered at my young neighbours’ Mahi and Mikassa’s, to show our sorrow and share our love upon the death of their baby, Manuka Nucky Mains,
Born very premature, he struggled for almost five months, watched over in hospital day and night by his mother and father in a sacrifice of  love which only a parent who has lost a child can probably truly appreciate, until, last week, the struggle ended.
Farewelled by his family and relatives, by now little Manuka’s spirit will have made its own lonely journey to Cape Reinga, climbed down the roots of that pohutukawa tree from which the spirits of Maori take their leave of Aotearoa, and descend to the underworld to their traditional homeland of Hawaiki to be gathered to his ancestors. 
Meanwhile, up at the Hotel, I said farewell to our cheerful and dedicated bar-manager of several years, Michal, who is leaving to be with her family.

Possibly, tomorrow, Wednesday, the sale of the hotel to the former owners of Northridge Country Lodge at Silverdale will be concluded, and we will be able to welcome them and wish them well.
In the interim, however, former owner Gillian Seymour has given the go-ahead for the bar, (and the kitchen, of course) to be opened for June 29, the annual day on which the arrival of our Puhoi Bohemian ancestors, is commemorated.
Usually, in the afternoon, the bar fills with descendants of our Bohemian families, and much beer is drunk, Bohemian bagpipes (dudelsack) music is played, along with accordion and fiddle, not to mention many reminiscences exchanged.
These things, once mooted, tend to evolve and widen into even bigger events, maybe even including  an opening of the pub that weekend of June 27-28 as well, so it will be a matter of wait and see what happens.
In the meantime, this coming Sunday, June 21,  the Puhoi Heritage Museum Inc holds its Annual General Meeting. Here is the message:
PUHOI HERITAGE MUSEUM INC.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Sunday 21st June 2020 1.30 p.m.
Museum Records Room
Please advise of your attention to attend
For more information
Ph 027 2110316, 09 4278987
J M SCHOLLUM  
And, with that meeting, the AGM ‘silly season’ in Puhoi (pardon my humour)  commences.Attachments areHi Judith,It will be followed, according to the message below, by two further events for your community calendar
Dear Judith,Hope you are keeping well. Please could you advertise these two upcoming events for the Hall in your next community email. Puhoi Centennial Hall AGM Sunday 12th July 1 pm Afternoon tea included. All welcome. Quiz Night 8th August 7 pm $10 per person BYO nibbles etc. Best Hat competition and lots of Raffles. Thank You Kind RegardsVal SmithPuhoi Centennial Hall Committee
And I think Sarah has organised something for us in July. See Puhoi Village People face book…….
The Puhoi Community Forum AGM, traditionally held at the June meeting, has been postponed until the end of July, but there will be a normal meeting this month, June 30th, at 7.30pm in the Sports Club, agenda to be circulated in advance.At the library, this same Sunday past, Helen and Sandy were busy dusting off books, windows and furniture in preparation for their official opening day this Wednesday, tomorrow.
Meanwhile, our Puhoi Fireside Book Club has prior use of the premises, back in its old home, the library, tonight, Tuesday, looking forward to a good discussion on Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Infidel.
To add to an already crowded Sunday, Phillipa Beagley organised a produce exchange on the Rotunda reserve, and it is probably an idea which should  be repeated in the weeks between monthly Puhoi Village Markets, when people are keen to source greens, nuts, seedlings and exchange citrus fruit, root vegetables and fruit trees to plant out. Great idea, Pip, but I missed the mangoes!
Apropos our monthly village market, under our new manager Jenny B (yes there are a lot of Jennys in Puhoi, but this one is a newer comer) puhoivillagemarket@gmail.com we are preparing to reopen again in September with a Spring garden special and including a bread-making competition. From all the talk and exchange of sourdough starters, plus recourse to American friends and websites, I am picking this idea will be a winner.
As part of my efforts to help the New Zealand economy in these difficult times, I plan to advertise some new business ventures by local people, as well as applaud local businesses which I feel have given  extraordinary service, such as our Puhoi Store. And for a new business I have chosen Sue Kane, of 17 Slowater Lane, who has retired from her role as a Hospice worker to create Flourish Retreat and Garden Design. Garden design and ideas, light garden maintenance and plants for purchase are available now – the Retreat will come later. Best wishes, Sue. Call her on 021 044 9419.
I will go up and take another look to see if my AC recycling bin has been emptied – despite all the instructions about collection days etc, the orange bags were uplifted from my end of Ahuroa Road on Thursday as promised, but the bins stayed full. I hope by now they have been emptied.
With arohanui, as always,Judith Williams,Puhoi news 4220181

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