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PCF Minutes: 28 July 2015

MINUTES OF THE PUHOI FORUM COMMUNITY MEETING

HELD AT PUHOI SPORTS CLUB ON 28 July 2015 commencing at 7.30pm

PRESENT: Jenny Schollum, Theo Koops, Peter Straka, Larry Mitchell, Gillian Seymour, Judith Williams, Ian Bateman, Kristin Gillies, Terri Ryder, Hans Everts, Sandra Beagley (Minutes).

CHAIRPERSON: Hans Everts

APOLOGIES: Helen Darnell, Wendy Hayton, Beth Houlbrook (Local Board), Greg Sayers, Ian Boothroyd.

WELCOME

Hans welcomed members to the meeting.

 

2a CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MINUTES HELD ON APRIL 28 2015

Moved: Peter Straka

Seconded: Theo Koops

Carried

2b CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MINUTES HELD ON MAY 26 2015

Moved: Peter Straka

Seconded: Jenny Schollum

Carried

3 MATTERS ARISING

There were none.

 

4 CORRESPONDENCE IN

15.6.15 Letter from Aaron Hutching (Auckland Transport) re commencement of work on Puhoi pedestrian bridge and footpath extension

29.6.15 Letter from Kim Hammond with formal letter of grant approval for walkway project

 

CORRESPONDENCE OUT

22.7.15 Letter of acceptance of grant for walkway project to Kim Hammond

 

5 TREASURERS REPORT

The Trivia night raised $400. Jenny reported she had received subscriptions from 10 families, 3 organisations and 6 new members; however there are still a number of subs owing. There is $805 in the Forum’s General account.

 

Motion

That the Treasurer’s report be accepted.

Moved: Hans Everts

Seconded: Terri Ryder

Carried

Hans reminded the meeting that there will be several items regarding the Walkway that will need to be paid.

  • $286.76 for Fencing Wire
  • Hireage of a tractor to put in piles
  • Food for Sausage sizzles/BBQs for Working Bees at the end of next month. The working bee will involve 2 – 3 school parties, scouts and the community during 21st – 23rd August.

Ian Bateman offered for his business to pay for the food.

Gillian offered to approach Chris, Allied Workforce who has offered his BBQ and gas in the past, to secure it for the 23rd.

The Sports Club will need to be asked for permission to use their downstairs area.

 

Motion

That the Walkway expenses be paid for with funds out of the Forum Savings account.

Moved: Hans Everts

Seconded: Peter Straka

Carried

Motion

That the Secretary be paid the sum of $30 for this month’s meeting.

Moved: Hans Everts

Seconded: Judith Williams

Carried

6 OTHER REPORTS

Reports from the Hall Committee and regarding the Walkway have been circulated via email.

 

The Chairperson is finding the Forum workload too much and would like a Co Chair- to share the load – possibly someone to represent the younger population and so have a broader voice in the community. He asked that nominations for the position be brought to the August meeting.

 

Theo has found a potential funding source – Fonterra Grass Roots Fund.

Funding for Walkway seats was a suggestion. The application needs to be submitted by the end of August and Larry Mitchell suggested that Hans approach Bernadette Straka for help in filling out the application.

Trivial Pursuit evening, Thursday August 13th – 7 members offered to be on the Forum team.

 

8pm, the Meeting adjourned and Tony Blandford, Rural Tech Solutions was welcomed and spoke to approximately 30 folk from the Puhoi Community about Fast Broadband service options in Puhoi.

 

FAST BROADBAND SERVICE OPTIONS IN PUHOI.

After explaining the four options – UFBB, ADSL, VDSL and Cellular, Tony recommended that the Forum write to Auckland City Council to state Puhoi’s case as an ‘important Tourist attracting; Historical Village just off the main Highway’ for Funding towards a better Broadband coverage.

Rural Tech Solutions currently has around 30 customers in Puhoi, using a Repeater on Emily Hill and one on the Puhoi Pub roof.

Tony agreed to send a report summary of his company’s Broadband options plus contact details, to the Chairperson for circulation.

The Chairperson thanked Tony for coming and for explaining the broad situation as well as his firm’s option.

 

NEXT MEETING

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 25th at 7.30pm in the Sports Club. Chair: Peter Straka.

For that meeting

  • a representative from Vodaphone will be invited to discuss their company’s Broadband options
  • Tony’s summary report

If time permits, one of the following issues may also be addressed:

  • The new subdivision in Ahuroa Road
  • Speed limit change to past Puhoi Road.

 

Subsequent to the meeting, it was discovered that recommendations about the development of Te Muri Regional Park need to be in by August 19th, too early to permit discussion and submission by the Forum on the 25th.

 

The meeting closed at 9.30pm.

Update From Rodney Local Board

[Ed.: Please note that Puhoi Centennial Hall isn’t council-run]

Tell us how halls and reserves should be managed in Rodney
Your local board is conducting a review of the way council-owned halls are managed in Rodney as well as looking at the roles and responsibilities of the reserve advisory groups. Local board members would like to acknowledge and recognise the very important role of the community advisory groups – some who manage halls and others who are involved with reserves.Up to now the 24 council-owned halls have been managed in a mix of ways; some are council-run while others are run by community advisory groups who were initially appointed for a three year term under the former Rodney District Council.

 

Before any decisions or changes are made, your local board wants to hear your views. Please take the time to have your say from 10 August to 25 September 2015. Visit our website for the many ways you can give feedback including community meetings and also for a full list of the halls and reserves advisory groups under review.

Help shape Auckland’s future urban land supply strategy
Feedback is also being invited on a strategy to determine the sequence and timing for 11,000ha of greenfield land to be made ready for development in the Auckland region over 30 years. The Future Urban Land Supply Strategy focuses on land located in growth areas in the north, south and north-west of the region.

Attend a have your say event in August:

  • Warkworth Masonic Hall, Monday 3 August 7-8.30pm
  • Drury Community Hall, Wednesday 5 August 7-8.30pm
  • Dairy Flat School Hall, Monday 10 August 7-8.30pm
  • Kumeu Community Centre, Tuesday 11 August 7-8.30pm

You can also have your say online at shapeauckland until 17 August.

 

Calling on Huapai and Kumeu residents to help shape their area
Kumeu and Huapai are growing fast and this impacts you, your family, your home and the things you enjoy about living here. We want to hear your views about how to plan for your area as it grows and develops. Come and share your views at a community workshop taking place next month.

 

Community Workshop Date Venue
Sports and recreational clubs 12 August 6.45pm Cricket Club rooms, Huapai Domain
Local businesses 13 August 6.30-9.30pm Kumeu Cricket Club
Community groups 16 August 2-5pm Huapai District School
Young people 25 August 6-9pm Kumeu Arts Centre

For information about these meetings, please email Judy Waugh.

Get along to a community grants workshop
You may also like to attend a community grants workshop to find out more about the new grants programme and how it relates to environmental and historic heritage projects. Workshops are being held at:

Helensville Takapuna
4 August: 3-4pm 6 August: 5.30 – 6.30pm
Helensville Library
49 Commercial Rd Helensville
Takapuna Library
9 The Strand Takapuna

Please RSVP via email to mailto:environmentalfunding@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz?subject=Environmental%20and%20Heritage%20Funding%20Workshop with Environmental and Heritage Funding Workshop in the subject line.

 

 

Wellsford Greenways takes a step forward
Planning for greenways in Wellsford took a big step forward this month with the adoption of the Wellsford Greenways Plan. This plan is part of your local board’s commitment to improving access and connectivity in Rodney towns and villages.

Feedback from the community identified five important priority routes that will be used as a blueprint for implementing any future walkway and cycleway projects in Wellsford. Before any priority routes can progress; funding must be identified as well as further scoping of each route to determine its feasibility and in some instances this could mean finding alternative routes.

The Wellsford Greenways Plan is available online or can be viewed at Wellsford Library.

 

Connecting young people with real job opportunities
JobFest 15 is a unique opportunity for young job seekers to meet face-to-face with leading employers from all over Auckland who are actively recruiting for their business. It’s taking place at North Harbour Stadium on Friday, 7 August from 10am to 2pm. For more information about the event, how your organisation can get involved or for job seekers wanting to get the most out of the day, visit jobfest15.co.nz

 

Lighting up sports fields in Riverhead and Rautawhiri
Four new light columns are lighting up the off-field training areas at Riverhead War Memorial Park. At Rauatawhiri Park, the no.2 field now has new lights which the club is enjoying using.

Meetings coming up in August
Everyone is welcome to attend our public meetings. Agendas are posted on the council website on the Wednesday prior to each meeting.

  • Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee
    3 August at 3.30pm – Council Chamber, Orewa Service Centre, 50 Centreway Road, Orewa
  • Rodney Local Board Business Meeting
    17 August at 3.30pm – Coatesville Hall, 3 Mahoenui Valley Road, Coatesville.

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Anyone missing some cattle?

There is a herd of cattle roaming free at the top of Fiddlers Hill
Road. They have been hanging around on and off for the last two weeks
or so. We think there are six fully grown animals (roughly four black
and two brown) and one calf. They are causing quite a lot of
destruction, so it would be fantastic if we could locate the owner and
return them home. We have notified Council’s animal control this
morning as they were wandering around all our lawns last night.
Please contact Brendon on 0274 127 071.

Doubly Crafty

Once again, we had a really lovely day at the Puhoi Cottage Tearooms – loads of talking and knitting, spinning etc. We are enjoying our group so much, that we have decided we would like to meet twice a month, so there isn’t such a big gap between, especially if you can’t make it one month. So we thought the 1st Tues and 3rd Tues of each month would be good.
This means Tues 4th August is our next meeting. The cafe is happy and we are all booked in.
Mark your calendars, and look forward to seeing you in 2 weeks time.
Cheers
Coral

Puhoi Community Forum: Agenda for Meeting 28th July 2015

PUHOI COMMUNITY FORUM

MEETING TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY JULY 2015 at 7.30pm at THE PUHOI SPORTS CLUB – CHAIRPERSON – HANS EVERTS

AGENDA

  1. APOLOGIES

 

  1. CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS Held on

28 April and 26 May 2015

 

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

 

  1. CORRESPONDENCE IN

15.6.15 Letter from Aaron Hutching (Auckland Transport) re commencement of work on Puhoi pedestrian bridge and footpath extension

29.6.15 Letter from Kim Hammond with formal letter of grant approval for walkway project

 

CORRESPONDENCE OUT

22.7.15 Letter of acceptance of grant for walkway project to Kim Hammond

 

  1. TREASURER’S REPORT

 

  1. OTHER REPORTS (circulated by email)

 

  1. GENERAL BUSINESS

Broadband in Puhoi

 

NEXT MEETINGAugust 25th – Chairperson, Peter Straka

 

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

 

 

Rooster Needs A Loving Roost

I have a 6month old Sidney Silkie grey Rooster named MOA looking for a “forever free range home” – definitely not for the the pot!!!!

He is very tame and will jump onto your lap for food, not at all nasty. I don’t want chicks so need him to be elsewhere.

Debbie Kamphuis

4220811

Krippner Road.

Puhoi Farmers Market, this Sunday, 26th July, 9am to 1pm

Fresh local fruit and veges, eggs, honey, Puhoi Coffee, Cheese, nut butter, pickles, fresh bread, chutneys and sauces, scones, Long Flat Bacon Co, samosa, deli foods, vege seedlings, herbs, plants, quality crafts and much more.

Next market: Sunday, August 30th
Support Local!
Any inquiries to Phillippa: 09 4220009

 

PLEASE NOTE NEW EMAIL ADDRESS!


Phillippa Beagley
Puhoi Farmers Market Coordinator
09 4220009
0217 222
66
puhoifarmersmarket@gmail.com

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Puhoi-Farmers-Market/294635447223016