Monthly Archives: February 2014

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The PUHOI FARMERS MARKET would like to thank the Puhoi Community and surrounding areas for an AWESOME 6th Birthday Market last Sunday. So good to see all our regulars and many more to share in our celebrations!

Fulfilling a lifetime dream, Samantha wins the tomato competition

Fulfilling a lifetime dream, Samantha wins the tomato competition

The highlights included the Spot Prizes donated by Lothlorien, Buzy Me, Weave Ware, Barry Sosich Woodturner, Philip Thornton Jeweller, Karen S Jewellery, The Soap Corner, Tinopai Oils, Bagzeez, Black stag Deli, The Sweet Eatery, Puhoi Honey, Macadamia Butter Stall, Puhoi Coffee, Samosa Ladies, Weathersfield Organic Seedlings, Cheese on Wheels, Kauri Manor Woodcrafters, Essential Gardens, Yvonnes Quilts, Bonjour Patisserie, and local businesses; The Trove, The French Shed, Slow Water Trading and Puhoi Pub. Thanks so much for your birthday gifts!dscn1779

Thanks, also, to Kim Boyd and Puhoi Playgroup for providing the face-painting, Sarah Churchhouse 4DOGSAKE for the dog show, the Folan-Remacha family for the pony rides, Jasmine Paprill for her Aerial Silks off the Puhoi Bridge and Mike Pero for the RED Balloons:)

As we do each year we were able to donate to four community groups in our local area:

Sweet Louise, the group which supports people who have suffered breast cancer, Hestia Women’s Refuge, the Puhoi Playgroup and the Animal Awareness Group

Although these recipients have a wider reach than just Puhoi, all of them are represented by residents from our local community.

dscn1772The winner of The Great Tomato Competition was Samantha Rutherford from Snells Beach, Market Stallholder, Buzy Me, and daughter of Janet and David Dodsworth ( Previous owners of Puhoi Cottage).

Thanks to you all for the great support in the last 6 years! See you next month, 30th March.

Are you Ethnic, Pacific or Senior?

Media release – 7 February 2014

Auckland Council is calling for applications for three advisory panels covering Ethnic Peoples, Pacific Peoples, and Seniors.

The panels are designed to provide the council with strategic “big picture” advice on issues important to diverse groups, helping the council to engage effectively with   communities.

“The panels alert the council to critical community concerns, allowing us to work across generations, ethnicities and cultures as part of creating the world’s most liveable city,” said Mayor Len Brown.

The council is seeking applicants who have good knowledge of their communities, and are across emerging trends, challenges and opportunities, and have   experience with governance and advisory roles.

Applicants also need a broad perspective on the future direction of Auckland as envisioned in the Auckland Plan, the council’s defining blueprint for managing growth and change in the city.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified and interviewed by a selection panel comprising council and community representatives.

Application forms are available online or from libraries and council service centres from 7 February 2014.  Applications close on 20 February, 2014.

Information on the role of advisory panels and the application process is available on or by calling 09 301 0101.

Ethnic Peoples and Pacific Peoples’ advisory panels were statutory bodies created under legislation for the first term of the new council.  They were disestablished one month before the 2013 local body election. The council has agreed to retain the concept of advisory panels and has introduced a new one for Seniors (people over 65 years). The council already has other advisory panels including the Youth Advisory Panel and Disability Strategic Advisory Panel.

For other council news, please go to the Council website.

In the meantime, if you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing us at


Kind regards

Victoria Ly

Farmers Market 6th Birthday Update

Spot Prizes on the day confirmed: Puhoi Hotel…..Karen S Jewellry….Cheese on Wheels….Puhoi Coffee….Swiss Bliss Organic Delights….Jenny’s Handmade Soaps….Essential Gardens….Busy me Crafts…Cadwgan Catering…The Trove…The French Shed…Puhoi Juice Shop…The Sweet Eatery and Weathersfield Organic Seedlings! Turn up, do some shopping and win!
Plus: Fun Dog Show for the Kids from 10.30…Waggiest tail, Biggest/smallest paws, Best trick, Most obedient and Fancy dress Dog and Owner…Gold coin donation, Pony Rides, Face painting, Acro silks off the bridge around 11am.

Come CELEBRATE with us next market 23rd FEBRUARY with fabulous SPOT PRIZES from 9.30 – 12.30.
Prizes include items from market stallholders and local Puhoi businesses.
Also planned for the day: face-painting, pony rides, Puhoi’s great Tomato Competition, and our annual community donations etc…..
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