Monthly Archives: February 2018

Get In the Swim

Ahuroa School has an opportunity to provide free after school swimming lessons to our community. If you are interested please contact Christine at the school office. If we have enough interest these could possibly start this week:)

Ages 0-99 (100 year olds catered for on application)

Kind regards

Michelle Nell
M.Ed Leadership(Hons), B.Ed(Tchg), H.Dip Ed
Tel: 09 422 5898

Puhoi Community Forum Agenda: Meeting 27th Feb 2018



1. Confirmation of the Minutes of previous Meeting held on 30 JANUARY 2017

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

3. Treasurer’s Report for January 2017 – Jenny Schollum

4. General Business
(i) Puhoi Pioneers Memorial Park
Trail maintenance and fencing – update from Tessa, Sorrel, Paul.
Review of Maintenance Plan timeline

(ii) Working Groups – updates
Road Safety Group
Civil Defence
Neighbourhood Support

NEXT MEETING: The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 29 March at 7.30pm.

Scrapping the Scrap



We would like to inform the community that we will no longer collect scrap steel for our Brigade fundraising-as of 10th February onwards.

We thank everyone one who has contributed their scrap steel  over the last 8 years, but for several reasons it usefulness has come to an end.

The unsightliness of a pile of scrap steel at the site of the old fire station, on the main thoroughfare through Puhoi is now unwelcome.


Please contact Alexandras Scrap Metal directly on 09 4269150 to arrange collections, or better still you can take it direct to their yard in 35 Forge Road Silverdale.


PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE- no more scrap to be dropped off at 1 Ahuroa Road from tomorrow, Saturday 10.


Thank you, Chief Fire Officer Russell Green 021655461


Partying It Up for 10th Anniversary Market


Visit the Puhoi Village Market on Sunday 25 February at the Sports Club grounds, 9am – 1pm. It is our 10th birthday so we are wanting to celebrate this milestone, and party it up.

Lots of family entertainment, great music, bouncy castle, water slide, spot prizes, the famous Tomato Competition, dog photography, yoga, cutting the birthday cake and acknowledgements to those wonderful people who have supported the Puhoi Village Market over the past 10 years.

Music this month is provided by Auckland duo Didelli, local group the Dirt Road Orchestra and a family friendly drum circle.

Local community groups like our own Puhoi Volunteer Fire Force, Foodbank NZ, Dog Rescue, Community Police Patrol and Warkworth Theatre Group will be there to let you know how you can join or support them. 

The Market Committee will give a donation to three groups that are helping and / or bringing pleasure to lots of people within our community.


Colourful stalls offer local and seasonal produce, organic fruit and veges, delicious healthy food and coffee and party food like candy floss and ice cream. Other stalls are selling plants, garden sculptures, outdoor furniture, jewelry, knitwear, colourful clothes, natural soaps, candles, body oils, art, and much more. 

We have new stalls for you to check out this month such as Cloud 9 Kites which bring a colourful selection of kites and flying tools, Joydah’s organic popcorn made on the spot and Foodbank NZ who are selling donated goods to fund their important cause.

Tomato competition – bring your best home-grown tomato/s, the winning one will be judged by the most popular vote. Open to any age. A fun competition.

Located in the heart of Historic Puhoi Village this market is a relaxed and friendly affair, a place to support our local community, socialize, and listen to live music. 


This is a great venue, with a play area for the kids and free parking.


Any inquiries to Puhoi Village Market Team 0274 27 0440,
Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Jaqui Barrett

market manager


Puhoi Village Market, Sunday, 25th February, 9am to 1pm


We celebrate our 10th anniversary with exciting activities for young and old. Great live music with couple of bands playing, spot prices, fun activities for children (water slide, bouncy castle, etc.) and last but not least our yearly Tomato Competition!


Food stalls, fresh coffee, art & craft stalls, fresh local fruit and veges, eggs, honey, cheese, herbs and plant, clothes and much more. Don’t miss Daphne & Derryll’s divine ice cream.
Support Local!

School Buses

[via Terri Ryder]
Just a gentle reminder to all that schools are back now so school buses will be on the road again, and in the village. Please remember it is 20kph when passing a stationary school bus. There are 4 school buses that come into Puhoi village with 3 heading back out to the highway and 1 going over the hill to Ahuroa. They are around in Puhoi from 7:30ish – 8 and back again 3:30ish, 4 and 4:20ish in the afternoons. Thanks