Monthly Archives: August 2016

Lambs Wanted

I’m looking for some orphaned lambs if anyone has any?

Thanks

Simon Townsend
231 Martin Access Rd | Warkworth 0981 | Auckland
Ph: (09) 4224015 | 021478655

Successful Petition, Great Video

A big thanks to Sarah Churchouse for getting 290 signatures (pretty much the whole village!) on her petition to get a more appropriate speed limit around the Puho SH1 intersection. There’s still time to give your support…

Check out this great little video too,  made by Mahurangi Matters about our SH1 issue … https://www.facebook.com/Mahurangimatters/videos/1225438024153995/

Excellent presentation Kathy!

Puhoi Community Forum: Agenda For Meeting 30 Aug 2016

PUHOI COMMUNITY FORUM

MEETING TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY 30 AUGUST 2016 at 7.30pm at

THE PUHOI SPORTS CLUB – CHAIRPERSON – DUSTYN O’LEARY

AGENDA

  1. Apologies

  1. Confirmation of the Minutes of previous Meeting held on 26 July 2016

  1. Matters Arising from those Minutes (not appearing on this Agenda)

  1. Treasurer’s Report – for July 2016 – Jenny Schollum

  1. Unitary Plan – Jenny Neel/Mike Swain

  • plot sizes

  • change in zone of Chris Dixon’s property

  1. Working Groups – update

  1. General Business

  • SH1 Junction

  • River Park Update

  • Farmers’ Market update

NEXT MEETING

The next meeting and AGM will be held on Tuesday 27th September 2016 at 7.30pm.

Puhoi: A bit like New England

Puhoi is often used to film scenes requiring a heritage backdrop – I guess it looks a bit like New England but it’s cheaper. The odd traffic hold up is well worth the exchanging for the fame in my opinion – we were a bit late getting warning of the latest one, but the attached Activity Proposal makes an interesting read anyway! The filming is intended to end on Sunday may go on until Monday if the weather holds it up.

Millwater coming to Puhoi?

Residents of Puhoi may be interested to know that there is a recommendation in the Unitary Plan to reduce the minimum plot size in the centre of Puhoi (and all areas zoned as ‘Rural and Coastal Settlement’) to 2500m2, down from the 4000m2 currently mandated. Historically Puhoi has a 1 acre minimum size (as written into our Structure Plan) due to the lack of services and the heritage character of the village.

Anticipating this change, the owner of a large plot adjacent to the village centre is proposing to re-zone his currently ‘Rural Production’ zoned-land to this and plans a large development of housing.

[letter from Auckland Council following our enquiry reproduced below]

From: Sanjay Bangs On Behalf Of Unitary Plan
Sent: Wednesday, 10 August 2016 4:18 p.m.
To: Vicki Shanley; Unitary Plan
Subject: RE: Puhoi

 

Hi Vicki,

 

The Independent Hearings Panel has recommended to extend the Rural and Coastal Settlement zone at Puhoi as shown in red on the map below.  This recommendation was made in response to submissions on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan (PAUP), including submission 5882 from Chris Dickson.

 

The Panel has recommended a minimum site size of 2,500m² for subdivision in the Rural and Coastal Settlement zone.  In comparison, the Rural Production zone initially applied in the PAUP contains a minimum site size of 100ha.

 

The recommended maps can be found here and the text here.

 

Please bear in mind that this is a recommendation at this stage, and may change depending on Council’s decision on the Unitary Plan.

 

Kind regards,

Sanjay