Monthly Archives: March 2015

Puhoi Farmers Market, this Sunday, 29th March, 9am to 1pm

Fresh local fruit and veges, eggs, honey, Puhoi Coffee, Cheese, nut butter, pickles, pretzels, fresh bread, chutneys and sauces, scones, samosa, deli foods, Hungarian foods, Smoothies, vege seedlings, herbs, plants, and much more.

Next market: Sunday, April 26th, our Annual Celebration of Puhoi’s Cultural and Ethnic Diversity!

Support Local!

Any inquiries to Phillippa: 09 4220009



Puhoi – PCF Agenda for 31.3.15 meeting (pdf)






24 FEBRUARY 2015

  1. MATTERS ARISING FROM THOSE MINUTES (not appearing on this Agenda)



10.3.15 Puhoi Historical Society re 3 Heritage Trees available but need to be dug


23.2.15 Jane Tolman re Meeting of Puhoi Business Association

23.2.15 Beth Houlbrooke re The Puhoi footbridge and footpath project

23.3.15 Paul Manton re Dog Signs, Walkway progress, Co-Chair & Committee



Hans 3.3.15 Feedback on behalf of Forum to Auckland Council on Auckland’s draft 10

year budget

Hans 10.3.15 Puhoi Historical Society re 3 Heritage Trees for donation to Forum for


Hans 3.3.15 Email to Paul Manton and Peter Straka re Dogs in the Park

Hans 23.3.15 Letter of thanks for Kath Anderson for contribution to Forum

Hans 23.3.15 Letter of thanks for Ashlea Farac for contribution as Forum Secretary



  1. Russell Green, report on status of Fire Station, will be forwarded when available.


  1. Traffic safety

  2. Public space development

  3. Park Maintenance

  4. RiversideWalkway

Please Note:

  • All welcome to Puhoi Church’s ‘Stations of the Cross’ Good Friday 10.00 a.m. Meet on the lawn behind the Old Convent School

  • Puhoi Historical Society is co-ordinating an Anzac Day Ceremony at Puhoi this 25th April

NEXT MEETING – Date and Chairperson

Please invite other residents and friends of Puhoi to attend – widen participation!

Community Learning Directory now available.

A Community Learning Directory for the Hibiscus Coast and surrounding communities has been produced to make it easier for people to find out what learning opportunities are on offer in our area.
There are over 140 tutors offering around 180 courses. The section headings are: Art and Craft, Business and Finance, Computing, Food and Cooking, Fitness and Recreation, Music and Dance, Language and Travel, Personal Development as well as a large section for Children and Teens.
This free directory booklet was recently delivered to all households on the Hibiscus Coast and to post boxes in the Puhoi store.
Copies are also available at the Puhoi Library as well as Orewa and Whangaparaoa libraries and the Citizens Advice Bureau in Orewa.
You can also view the booklet by going to the website and clicking on the book cover.
If you are a tutor or know of someone who tutors who would like to be included in the Directory, complete the simple form under ‘tutors’ on the website. This is a free service for tutors.
We hope you find this Directory useful.

You Need The Puhoi Weekly Updates

You want to keep up with local events, but can’t be bothered sifting through cat pictures and selfies on social media? Haven’t got time to visit this website every week?

The answer is to make sure you are subscribed to the PuhoiNZ Weekly Updates by email:

  • We send out an update about once a week with information on local events and news.
  • We work with local groups such as the Puhoi Community Forum, Rodney Neighbourhood Support and Civil Defence to bring up to date local information and reports.
  • We try to keep it short and will not include commercial advertising or irrelevant items and will not pass on your contact details to third parties.
  • We are local ourselves and value being able to help connect the Puhoi community.


This Could Be Your Chance…

[from Sharon Hallett]

Contact or 021989149 if you can come.

We are having a summer soccer tournament at the club tomorrow and are desperately looking for a couple more players (male and female) to fill the social teams. Games start at 12 and last for 15mins, finals start at 4.30pm and we are serving a spit roast dinner at 6pm. Just wondering if you would like to play and if you know anyone else, especially females who might like to play too. One team is losing 2 players just before the finals so even if you wanted to just play in the final that would be cool. The cost for the day is $25 or if you just play in the final it will be $15 to cover dinner Sorry for the very late notice !


Help Support Our Local School

The Ahuroa School Feast, Fair and Fireworks is coming up on Saturday 21st March, 4- 8.30pm. 
This is the main annual fundraiser for the school and a really fun, family event with fantastic prizes for auction, raffles, games, an awesome country feast with dessert, games for young and old, and of course, spectacular fireworks! So come along and invite your friends and family too.
Thank you to the parents and community members of Ahuroa and Puhoi that have donated their time, their money, and some great auction items for the event. We love the support that we are receiving – and we can’t wait to get the list of sponsors out after the fair to thank everyone!
Remember that your support over the last decade has:
–  contributed to the reinstatement of our much-used school pool
–  built our great playground
–  bought iPads for our classrooms
–  just helped pay for a massive shade sail to go over our playground
This year, the money raised will be used for several projects – our technology room (food, textiles, metal, wood, robotics etc), and the development of two outdoor learning areas – below the staffroom, and above the turf court.
Some great BIG announcements:
–  Cheline Allinson of Barfoot & Thompson, and Barfoot & Thompson’s Warkworth Office have teamed up and donated $1000 to our school!!!!  Isn’t that amazing support?  So please, if you are in the market to buy or sell property in the next twelve months, make sure you contact Cheline to show your support in return (  and
–  We have a two night stay in a luxury 2-bedroom Auckland apartment to bid on!  There’s a gym, sauna, spa and pool in the building, and its right in the heart of the city –  you deserve a couple of nights away, so make sure you bid on this great auction at the Fair.
–  Charter Connections – a fantastic Gulf-Harbour based fishing charter business owned and operated by a school family – they’ve donated a whole range of great prizes, check them out at come along to win a great day out fishing with them!
–  We’ve got a load of mulch, a truckload of water, pilates sessions, plants, a juicer, a calf crush – so many great items for you to win or bid on.  We’ll send a list out next week – please read through it.
–  Thanks so much to the people and locally owned businesses that are making our Fair possible – Puhoi River Motors, Lance’s Local Landscapes, Shirley Jenkins, Dr Hud’s Home Kill, Warkworth Motorcycles, and too many other school parents to name.  We couldn’t do this without your generous support.
–  It’s not to late to make a donation – just contact Nicky on 09 422 5060 or  Every little bit helps.  We would still love the donation of 5 days accomodation in a bach/ holiday home for our auction – it would be a big boost to our fundraising – I’m sure someone in our community must be willing to help!
Finally, but most importantly:
We know how busy everybody is these days, and we also know how many demands there are on the coins in your pockets.  Our Fair, Feast and Fireworks has always been as much about the opportunity to get together as a small community as it has been about raising money – so please, while we’ve been banging on about making donations, what we really want to make sure of is that you come along Saturday night March 21st for a really good family and community evening – live music, country games, and a fantastic fireworks display.  We can’t wait to see you there!
Ness Atkinson
Ahuroa School Parent Teachers and Friends Association

We Know Every Day Is Neighbour’s Day in Puhoi But…

Margaret Faed for Rodney Neighbourhood Support has asked me to pass on info about the Neighbour’s Day initiative ( If anyone is interested in bringing together people in their area who might otherwise not have a chance to meet up this is a great idea. Get ion touch below…

Margaret Faed
Rodney Neighbourhood Support Coordinator
021 2583737


Get Hip To Your Knees

[from Jacki Piper]

Puhoi Physiotherapy is up and running after the summer break. On Wednesday March 18th I am starting a research based exercise class for those people with hip or knee osteoarthritis. The classes run for 12 weeks with a maximum of 6 people per class, If you are interested please give me a ring as you would need to be assessed before the classes started. There is more information on my website. My phone number is 0800568621. Jacki Piper. Puhoi Physiotherapy

Help Preserve Puhoi History

[via Sue Tisdall]

Sue Tisdall would like to say goodbye to Puhoi as she’s now left the village. All her good work on the new museum and other Puhoi Historical Society will not be lost however – but they do need some more volunteers to take up some of the slack. If anyone would like to get involved in preserving the the village’s fascinating history, and advancing exciting projects such as the new musuem, please get in touch with them. Full contact details and more info on their website .