Monthly Archives: September 2014

Plug: Fireside Bookgroup

Book this month (21st October) is The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window – Jonas Jonasson. Next month (18th Nov) we’re doing Me Before You – Jojo Moyes

If you’re interested in coming along, we meet at 7:30pm every 3rd Tuesday of the month in Puhoi Library. The title is somewhat ambiguous as in the summer we don’t have a fire, and mostly the ‘book’ part of it is rather tenuous; discussion occasionally includes the book itself between slurps of wine. All welcome to come along – no commitment to coming every month and literary credentials needed are minimal!

Efficient and Reliable? We Need You!

Puhoi Community Response Group is in need of volunteers to form a team of efficient and reliable people in raising awareness, preparing and communication within the community. Ideally we need two volunteers each from Ahuroa Road, Krippner Road and SH1. PM me or email if you are interested, and please share with family and friends in the area.

Stayin’ Alive with Puhoi Road Safety Group

The Puhoi Road Safety Group have been listening to your feedback and developing some action with Auckland Transport and the Police. Yesterday we presented to the Local Board on your behalf to develop support, position for funding and move things forward.  Take a look at the video we put together for the presentation

We’ve also got a new page here on PuhoiNZ were you can read about what we’re up to

Jim, Kath & Terri


Puhoi Road Safety Group Update

One of the big issues concerning the community is road safety. The Puhoi Road Safety Group was set up to try and bring together all the different issues and find ways of getthing things fixed! A few months back, a survey was organised and the results circulated [will be on Facebook later if you haven’t seen it]. The main concern was overwhelmingly SPEED. Speed in the village, speed on the arterial roads, speed everywhere. Another big issue, was the fact that we have a lot of different people using the roads; from motorists, cyclists, walkers and horse riders etc. who need to be able to use roads safely. These issues have now been raised with Auckland Transport and NZ Police. There have been visits to the village and others from the village have been involved in these discussions. Auckland Transport are currently putting together a plan which incorporates previous suggestions from the community and includes the use of gateways, road surfacing and other features to naturally slow vehicles down. They will also support the community in making our rural roads safer for all users. Today, the Puhoi Road Safety Group presented at the Rodney Local Board and requested their support to work with Auckland Transport and the community to get things done. The presentation and an awesome video showing the issues in the village, to be attached. The presentation went really well and Board members asked some questions which were answered to nods of approval. The presentation was closed with a very positive feeling coming from the Board. Fingers crossed Puhoi can proceed with the next step in making our roads safer. The Road Safety Group is not there to specify solutions. Its role is to work with the community and other organisations to get things done. Anybody is welcome to get involved. Once Auckland Transport has developed their ideas we’ll make sure these are shared with the community.

See our page for more information


Be In It To Win It: Don’t Forget The Big Puhoi Historical Society Raffle

Anyone wanting to purchase a raffle ticket can do so by – Email your request to attention Sheryll Titford.
Choices of payment are by:

  • Sending a Cheque made out to Puhoi Historical Society Inc for appropriate amount of tickets and include a stamped self addressed envelope for postage of ticket/s.
  •  Internet bank appropriate amount into S M Titford A/c Kiwibank 38-9005-0725976-00 with your ticket no. as reference. This will be allocated on request. We can scan and email you a copy of your ticket. The original will be retained by the organiser until drawn.

Puhoi Volunteer Fire Brigade: August 2014 Report

Call statistics for August-
Scrub Fire -2
Private Alarm Call -1
Medical – 1
Weather Related -1
Vehicle Crash – 2

Remember to ring 111 if there is something you think the fire service or any other service should be attending. Please do not ring the brigade members. This way if the fire, ambulance or police call taker needs specific details, you can give them what they need for an appropriate and immediate response.
We are still recruiting; if you are over 16 years of age, live locally in Puhoi and have a can do attitude we are interested in hearing from you. We will supply all the training, uniform and support you need. Contact – Rob Beardmore 021891996