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Puhoi Community Forum 2017 AGM: Agenda Meeting to Be Held On June 27 at 7.00pm in the Puhoi Sports Club

PUHOI COMMUNITY FORUM 2017 AGM AGENDA

Meeting to be held on June 27 at 7.00pm in the Puhoi Sports Club

1. Apologies

2. Approval of 2016 AGM Minutes

3. Matters Arising

4. Chairman’s Report

5. Financial Report

6. Correspondence

7. Acceptance of Club and Working Group Representatives

Puhoi Rural Fire Force

Puhoi Historical Society

Puhoi Library

Puhoi Farmers Market

Puhoi Centennial Hall Committee

Puhoi Church Properties Committee

Puhoi Sports Club

Puhoi Pioneers Memorial Park

Puhoi Horse Riding Group

Puhoi Road Safety Group

Puhoi Pest Control Group

Puhoi Civil Defence and Neighbourhood Support

8. Election of Officers

(Chairperson, Deputy Chair, Secretary & Treasurer)

Note: All current financial members to vote by ballot. Nominations for these roles to be collected from the Financial Membership prior to voting for consideration by all Financial Members.

9. Monthly Forum Meeting to Follow.

PCF Meeting Agenda for Tuesday 27 June 2017 at 7.30pm

PUHOI COMMUNITY FORUM

MEETING TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY 27 JUNE 2017 at 7.30pm at

THE PUHOI SPORTS CLUB – CHAIRPERSON – PAUL MANTON

AGENDA

  1. Confirmation of the Minutes of previous Meeting held on 30 May2017

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

  1. Treasurer’s Report for May 2017 (previously circulated) – Jenny Schollum

  1. Puhoi Pioneer Memorial Park

  • Update – Paul Manton

  1. General Business

  1. Working Groups – updates

  • Road Safety Group update

  • Civil Defence – Heston Prosper-Smith

  • Neighbourhood Support – Judith Williams

  • Others

  1. Judith Williams – rules re sale of reserves

  2. Village market – Judith Williams

Next Puhoi Community Forum monthly meeting: Tuesday, July 25 2017

Minutes of the Puhoi Forum Community Meeting 30 May 2017

MINUTES OF THE PUHOI FORUM COMMUNITY MEETING

HELD AT PUHOI SPORTS CLUB ON 30 MAY 2017 commencing at 7.30pm

PRESENT: Dustyn O’Leary (Chair), Paul Manton (Co-Chair), Jenny Schollum (Treasurer), Judith Williams, Sheryll Titford, Sorrel O’Leary, Gillian Seymour, Terri Ryder, Johan Rijnbende, Sandra Beagley, Wendy Hayton (Secretary, Minutes) Sandra

APOLOGIES: Russell Green, Heston Prosper-Smith, Mike Swain, Jenny Neel, Val Smith, Marg Nelson, Pat and Graham Backley, Brian Titford, Beth Houlbrooke (Rodney Local Board), Tessa Berger (Rodney Local Board), Christine Mundell,. Kristin Gillies

1. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING 18 APRIL 2017

The minutes of the meeting held on 18 April 2017 had been previously circulated. The minutes were accepted as being a true and accurate record.

Motion 1

THAT the minutes of the meeting held on 18 April 2017 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.

Moved: Dustyn O’Leary

Seconded: Paul Manton

Carried

2. TREASURER’S REPORT for APRIL/MAY 2017– previously circulated

Subscriptions will be due prior to the AGM in June.

Motion 2

THAT the secretarial payment for $30 be approved, and THAT the Treasurer’s report for April 2017 was accepted.

Moved: Jenny Schollum

Seconded: Dustyn O’Leary

Carried

  1. SCHOOL BUS

Terri Ryder reported that the School Bus has been granted an extension through the Ministry. It has been confirmed that when the Orewa bus comes into Puhoi in the morning it will wait for children coming off the Warkworth bus. In the afternoon the bus is taking children further on into the area, past the centre of Puhoi. Many thanks to Terri Ryder her for her hard work.

  1. PIONIEER RIVER PARK UPDATE

Paul updated the meeting. The posts had not yet been put in for the fencing as no post rammer machine has been available to put them in. Once the machine comes available, there are plenty of materials available to complete the work. At present there is no date for its availability.

Planting. Sorrel reported that planting can’t begin until the fencing is complete. Plants are being held for this purpose. Sorrel is to liaise with Paul to ascertain when the fence is complete.

Community Planting Day. The end of July is a likely time for the Community Planting Day. A trailer load of plants will be donated by the Wenderholm Nursery. This donation could mean that there is money in the budget for a few additional specimen trees. Many thanks to Gavin Donaldson for his contribution to the work with the trees.

  1. GENERAL BUSINESS

  1. Motorway Liaison Consortium Group NX2

An invitation only meeting was held last week by NX2 with representatives from the Puhoi local area, to discuss matters that affect this area. Paul and Dustyn were invited, Judith was also there.

Summary. Dustyn reported a very positive meeting. NX2 were completely open and honest regarding what they could do for the community, what the plans and timing are and what the community can do for them. The overpass height was mentioned – 10 metres above the existing road level. There is no opportunity for input regarding the design of overpass, but there could be a 50 car carpark under it which could be used as a Park and Ride for Puhoi village.

Current timing. Access ramps will go in this summer. There will be minimal trucks around Puhoi as they are starting at the other end. Work is starting on the overpass in March 2018, but it will be ground up work, so there won’t be much to see.

Traffic Plan/Speed Limit. NX2 is keen to get the speed limit dropped to 80kmph. Once they have a plan they will come back to us. They haven’t got their final traffic plan worked through as yet. The main site office will be at the northern end of the new motorway, with a small office at the Puhoi end.

Benefits for the community. NX2 can’t give any money or land. There are a couple of opportunities – mitigation planting (off the actual site) – the village might get riparian planting done. Also pest management could possibly be extended to Puhoi. They are also interested in sponsoring local events such as football games.

3 Monthly meetings. These meetings will be held every 3 months, unless other things come up. They want information disseminated as widely as possible (Judith, Mike, Dustyn etc). Dustyn will send out her notes and NX2 will also be sending out notes. Dustyn will be the Forum’s contact/liaison person.

  1. Working Groups

  • Traffic Safety/Walkways

Dustyn reported that a meeting of interested parties is planned to discuss the possibility of using the rotunda area as a bus turnaround. However, it is important that AT attend, which, at present, appears unlikely.

  • Neighbourhood Support and Civil Defence

Nothing to report at present. Heston is currently unwell. The Community Hall has been confirmed as an official gathering area in case of emergency.

  1. Village Market

Positive feedback was received from those stall holders who used the upstairs in the Sports Hall for the first time.

  1. Tree removal and reserve concern

Judith reported the removal of the tree from the Puhoi River has been successful.

Judith voiced her concern about a neighbor who said they would be looking to buy the reserve between their property and hers. Judith has written to Beth and Tessa who have responded and will look into the legality of any such claims. There are plenty of regulations to prevent this. The Forum are the landlords of the park.

  1. Puhoi Historical Society – Community Dance on 24 June and get together on 25 June – 154th Anniversary (soup, bring a plate in the Community Hall)

Jenny presented a brief report on the PHS. The Society’s AGM is on 7th June at 7pm. There will be supper afterwards and all are welcome.

Jenny reported that the Museum would like to get a collection of ANZAC stories from anyone who is living in the area – not necessarily those who have a link to Bohemian descendants.

The meeting closed at 8.35pm.

NEXT MEETING and AGM

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 27 June at 7pm. This will be the AGM. Membership is open to all with subscriptions needing to be paid prior to the AGM (or at the door, prior to the meeting).

Proposed speed limit changes on State Highway 1, Puhoi Road intersection: NZTA Survey for Residents

The NZ Transport Agency are conducting consultation on the State Highway 1 and Puhoi Road intersection as part of a speed limit review.  The consultation commences 3 July and is open until 31 July 2017.  Please take this opportunity to help  fix this increasingly urgent problem for our community.

A paper copy of this survey form is being delivered to residents in the Puhoi area. If you don’t get one, you can print out , fill in and return this (by freepost) to them.

Click for form (pdf)

Ahuroa School – Teacher Aide position

 

 

Ahuroa School is looking for a warm, kind, friendly teacher aide. The position is for 17.5 hours per week, working 5 days. Starting Term 3, 24 July, 2017.

 

If you are interested in joining our fabulous school as a carer of our future, please email your CV and an application letter to principal@ahuroa.school.nz

Visits are welcomed. For more information please contact Michelle Nell, principal@ahuroa.school.nz

 

Puhoi Village Market on Sunday 25th June, 9am to 1pm.

Puhoi Village Market on Sunday 25th June, 9am to 1pm.

Fresh local fruit and vegetables, eggs, honey, olive oil, cheese, fresh bread and pastries, chutney and sauces, jam and pickles, samosa, deli food, nuts, plants, natural soaps and candles and art and craft stalls.

Next market Sunday 28th July.
Support local.
Any enquiries to Puhoi Village Market Team on 0274 27 0440

Puhoi Commmunity Forum Minutes: 30th May 2017

MINUTES OF THE PUHOI FORUM COMMUNITY MEETING

HELD AT PUHOI SPORTS CLUB ON 30 MAY 2017 commencing at 7.30pm

PRESENT: Dustyn O’Leary (Chair), Paul Manton (Co-Chair), Jenny Schollum (Treasurer), Judith Williams, Sheryll Titford, Sorrel O’Leary, Gillian Seymour, Terri Ryder, Johan Rijnbende, Sandra Beagley, Wendy Hayton (Secretary, Minutes) Sandra

APOLOGIES: Russell Green, Heston Prosper-Smith, Mike Swain, Jenny Neel, Val Smith, Marg Nelson, Pat and Graham Backley, Brian Titford, Beth Houlbrooke (Rodney Local Board), Tessa Berger (Rodney Local Board), Christine Mundell,. Kristin Gillies

1. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING 18 APRIL 2017

The minutes of the meeting held on 18 April 2017 had been previously circulated. The minutes were accepted as being a true and accurate record.

Motion 1

THAT the minutes of the meeting held on 18 April 2017 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.

Moved: Dustyn O’Leary

Seconded: Paul Manton

Carried

2. TREASURER’S REPORT for APRIL/MAY 2017– previously circulated

Subscriptions will be due prior to the AGM in June.

Motion 2

THAT the secretarial payment for $30 be approved, and THAT the Treasurer’s report for April 2017 was accepted.

Moved: Jenny Schollum

Seconded: Dustyn O’Leary

Carried

  1. SCHOOL BUS

Terri Ryder reported that the School Bus has been granted an extension through the Ministry. It has been confirmed that when the Orewa bus comes into Puhoi in the morning it will wait for children coming off the Warkworth bus. In the afternoon the bus is taking children further on into the area, past the centre of Puhoi. Many thanks to Terri Ryder her for her hard work.

  1. PIONIEER RIVER PARK UPDATE

Paul updated the meeting. The posts had not yet been put in for the fencing as no post rammer machine has been available to put them in. Once the machine comes available, there are plenty of materials available to complete the work. At present there is no date for its availability.

Planting. Sorrel reported that planting can’t begin until the fencing is complete. Plants are being held for this purpose. Sorrel is to liaise with Paul to ascertain when the fence is complete.

Community Planting Day. The end of July is a likely time for the Community Planting Day. A trailer load of plants will be donated by the Wenderholm Nursery. This donation could mean that there is money in the budget for a few additional specimen trees. Many thanks to Gavin Donaldson for his contribution to the work with the trees.

  1. GENERAL BUSINESS

  1. Motorway Liaison Consortium Group NX2

An invitation only meeting was held last week by NX2 with representatives from the Puhoi local area, to discuss matters that affect this area. Paul and Dustyn were invited, Judith was also there.

Summary. Dustyn reported a very positive meeting. NX2 were completely open and honest regarding what they could do for the community, what the plans and timing are and what the community can do for them. The overpass height was mentioned – 10 metres above the existing road level. There is no opportunity for input regarding the design of overpass, but there could be a 50 car carpark under it which could be used as a Park and Ride for Puhoi village.

Current timing. Access ramps will go in this summer. There will be minimal trucks around Puhoi as they are starting at the other end. Work is starting on the overpass in March 2018, but it will be ground up work, so there won’t be much to see.

Traffic Plan/Speed Limit. NX2 is keen to get the speed limit dropped to 80kmph. Once they have a plan they will come back to us. They haven’t got their final traffic plan worked through as yet. The main site office will be at the northern end of the new motorway, with a small office at the Puhoi end.

Benefits for the community. NX2 can’t give any money or land. There are a couple of opportunities – mitigation planting (off the actual site) – the village might get riparian planting done. Also pest management could possibly be extended to Puhoi. They are also interested in sponsoring local events such as football games.

3 Monthly meetings. These meetings will be held every 3 months, unless other things come up. They want information disseminated as widely as possible (Judith, Mike, Dustyn etc). Dustyn will send out her notes and NX2 will also be sending out notes. Dustyn will be the Forum’s contact/liaison person.

  1. Working Groups

  • Traffic Safety/Walkways

Dustyn reported that a meeting of interested parties is planned to discuss the possibility of using the rotunda area as a bus turnaround. However, it is important that AT attend, which, at present, appears unlikely.

  • Neighbourhood Support and Civil Defence

Nothing to report at present. Heston is currently unwell. The Community Hall has been confirmed as an official gathering area in case of emergency.

  1. Village Market

Positive feedback was received from those stall holders who used the upstairs in the Sports Hall for the first time.

  1. Tree removal and reserve concern

Judith reported the removal of the tree from the Puhoi River has been successful.

Judith voiced her concern about a neighbor who said they would be looking to buy the reserve between their property and hers. Judith has written to Beth and Tessa who have responded and will look into the legality of any such claims. There are plenty of regulations to prevent this. The Forum are the landlords of the park.

  1. Puhoi Historical Society – Community Dance on 24 June and get together on 25 June – 154th Anniversary (soup, bring a plate in the Community Hall)

Jenny presented a brief report on the PHS. The Society’s AGM is on 7th June at 7pm. There will be supper afterwards and all are welcome.

Jenny reported that the Museum would like to get a collection of ANZAC stories from anyone who is living in the area – not necessarily those who have a link to Bohemian descendants.

The meeting closed at 8.35pm.

NEXT MEETING and AGM

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 27 June at 7.30pm. This will be the AGM. Membership is open to all with subscriptions needing to be paid prior to the AGM (or at the door, prior to the meeting).

Great Opportunity Brewing

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It would suit someone:

• wishing to have a part-time hobby business, or

• wants to add to an existing coffee business such as a café or coffee van – cut out the middle men and roast your own coffee at a fraction of the cost, and with an additional revenue stream, or

• you may be that marketing person who is looking for a change.

 

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Contact Daphne on (027) 4715255 or Darryll (027) 4768581.