Monthly Archives: October 2016

Puhoi/SH1 Intersection: Good News

[ via Mahurangi Matters]

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is planning to reduce the speed limit on State Highway One around the Puhoi intersection early next year due to the high crash rate in the area.

NZTA is beginning consultation to extend the 80kph limit from the Johnstones Hill Tunnels to beyond the intersection with Puhoi Road.

NZTA Northland safety and network performance manager Tim Crow says it initially planned to install a responsive sign, which would only reduce the speed limit when a car on Puhoi Road approached the intersection. However, a traffic survey found that the high level of traffic would mean the sign would be activated almost permanently.

A crash reduction study found there were six crashes at the intersection between 2011 and 2015, resulting in two serious and six minor injuries.

“In all of the injury outcomes, the conflict occurred between traffic turning right out of Puhoi Road and northbound traffic on State Highway 1,” Mr Crow says.

Isn’t it a thing of beauty!!

[from our lovely neighbours over the road at Mahurangi West]

Just a wee reminder that Sat. 5th Nov, 9.00 am is the annual spring working bee at  Mahurangi West Hall. Many hands make light work!

Join the fun and bring along edge-trimmers, gardening tools and cleaning gear.

Finish before noon with a cuppa and munchies – promise!

See you there!

Will you give your support for our request for a Community Constable?

[via Margaret Faed, Rodney NS], 

A prominent member of our wider community, Vivian Pollock,  has started a
drive to have a Community Constable appointed to our Warkworth area which
will encompass from

Puhoi  to Leigh, including Algies Bay, Leigh, Matakana, Mathesons Bay,
Martins Bay, Omaha, Sandspit, Scots Landing, Snells Beach,  and Warkworth.


She has already had overwhelming support from the Algies Bay area, and also
various clubs and groups in the Warkworth area, such as the Anglican Women's
League, and the JP Association, the Bridge Club 

and the Warkworth Ratepayers Assoc. 


MP Mark Mitchell has also voiced his support.


Wellsford, Whangaparoa, Kumeu/Huapai,  Helensville and Orewa already have
Community Constables.                      Warkworth needs one also.


Please reply as soon as possible with any comments to the writer of this
email, as below..


Lesley Leversha

Snells Beach Neighbourhood Support Coordinator,

09 425 6683 / 021 0335 135  (between 9am & 9pm)


Puhoi Community Forum Agenda: Tues 25th October 2016



1. Confirmation of the Minutes of previous Meeting held on 27th September 2016

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

3. Treasurer’s Report – for September 2016 – Jenny Schollum

4. Unitary Plan Update – Mike Swain/Dustyn O’Leary
Proposed development – 97 Saleyards Road, Puhoi
Proposed development – Moir Hill

5.  Traffic Safety Initiatives – Update from the working group on possible parking issue
solution and walkway planning progress. (see below draft documents)
Sleeper Parking Stop Plan Sept16 (2)

Sleeper Parking Stop Detail_Gillians Pathway Oct16 (1)

Puhoi Trail Map 2016

Bus Turnaround Plan Oct16 (1)

6. General Business
Discussion on how the Forum should deal with subdivision issues, i.e. should we have a working group to address these matters as they arise?

Farmers’ Market update.
Working Groups – update if any.
Planting Te Araroa Trail – update

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 29 November 2016 at 7.30pm.

Go bananas

Our company has about 50 banana boxes to give away to anyone needing them
for shifting or whatever. They are currently stored at Silverdale.
Interested folk can call me on my mobile Paul Bowater 021 2527767

Tennis returns to Puhoi!

Puhoi Tennis Courts
I am sure you have noticed the refurbished Tennis Courts at the Puhoi Domain. The Council have
funded these Courts with a new surface, a new perimeter fence, and the courts marked for two
tennis courts, and a single netball and futsal court respectively. The Council also provided the tennis
nets and the netball posts and hoops.
The Courts are open to the public so please make good use of them.
The Courts can be accessed via the single gate at the playground end; and via the single gate
alongside the bush. Both of these gates are open at all times. The disabled access gates are
currently locked. This is a mechanism to prevent vehicles entering the Court until a better solution
can be developed. Contact Ian at the Club for disable access (contact details below).
The tennis nets are mobile and can be moved to the side for alternative use of the Courts. The nets
have stabilisers at the base; please loosen these to move nets and reset at new location. The
stabilisers help prevent the nets being blown around during high winds. Net tensioners are held at
the Puhoi Sports Club – contact Ian (see below).
Netball posts will be held at the Puhoi Sports Club; senior and junior hoops are available.
The Sports Club are likely to block book the Courts for specific sports events both on a regular basis
and for one-off events. To this end notice will be published via the Sports Club newsletter and the
Puhoi website.
The Sports Club is currently organising a weekly ‘Community Play’ tennis evening so look out for
further notices and come along and join in the fun!
Ian Boothroyd
President, Puhoi Sports Club
Contact: 027 8364290

A Rare Opportunity – Gibbs Farm Fundraiser

Puhoi Sports Club Fundraiser

sportsclubWhere: Gibbs Farm

When: 20th October 2016

Time: 10am until 2pm

The Puhoi Sports Club is a very active and vibrant club dedicated to serving our local community and providing opportunities for both junior and senior sports teams.

The Puhoi Sports Club is a nonprofit making organization and are currently fundraising to upgrade the facilities.

Below image sculpture by Anish Kappoor


Show your support and book now with iTICKET using the link below