Restricted Fire Season in Puhoi

The fire season for the Auckland mainland is changing on Friday 18 December 2020 at 08:00am.

The Auckland Region will be operating in two different zones:

  • The Auckland mainland is changing to a Restricted Fire Season – Fire by permit only
  • All the islands of the Hauraki Gulf are in a Prohibited Fire Season – Total Fire Ban, since Monday 14 December 2020.

All permits enquiries need to go through our website, www.firepermit.nz, if you wish to apply for the same burn as the previous year with the same conditions, please apply for a renewal.

If you have any questions, please contact us on 0800 658 628 or email Firepermit.auckland@fireandemergency.nz

For further information please visit our website www.fireandemergency.nz

No fire permits will be issued during the Christmas period (from 21st December until 10th January 2020). 

The Auckland Rural District team wishes you a Merry Christmas and safe new year 2021!

Kind Regards,

Sandy Dubey

Auckland Rural – Te Hiku

Prohibited Fire Season on Gulf Islands

For your information, the Fire Season for SOME OF the Auckland region is changing on Monday 14 December 2020 at 08:00am.

The Auckland Region will be operating in two different zones:

  • The mainland remain in an Open Fire Season, until further notice- this is relative for Puhoi and Mahurangi West
  • All the other islands of the Hauraki Gulf will be in a Prohibited Fire Season [Total Fire Ban]

Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your respective DPRFO- Scott Marchant- 021427599 or myself.

Check it’s alright before you light  www.checkitsalright.nz

[please note at time of writing the restrictions will only apply the the Hauraki Gulf islands, not Puhoi]

Night Work on SH1

[Via NX2]
The full list of upcoming works is at Latest Road Closures For Motorway Related Works Update for Puhoi

Dear Neighbour,                                                                                                                                             

The Ara Tūhono – Pūhoi to Warkworth Motorway project will be carrying out repair works for 3 nights at nights on SH1. Nightworks are planned for Tuesday 15 December to Thursday 17 December, between9:00pm and 4:00am, south of Mahurangi West Road and north of Hungry Creek Road. The work is weather dependant and may be carried out the next available evening.   For safety reasons these works will be completed under stop/go traffic management during the night. You may experience some minor delays during these works, however the project team will work hard to minimise disruptions. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding while we complete this important work.

If you have any concerns or questions about these works, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Ngā mihi 

Roslyn Prictor

NX2 Stakeholder and Communications Team

P. 0508 P2WK INFO (0508 7295 4636)  E. info@nx2group.com         W. nx2group.com

A. 45 Wyllie Road, Warkworth   P.  P.O Box 690, Warkworth 0941

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-55229894

Ping Pong

Just sounding out who’d be interested in starting a table tennis evening, say once a week in the Hall or other suitable venue. A lot cleaner than walking, hopefully less sweaty than tennis and less injury prone than those funny games involving running up and down outside and grunting at each other with big balls. Good for your cognitive whatsits too according to recent studies by study people. Steve Rowsell is offering one table and hopefully we could source some more… RSVP mike@hiko.co.nz (no commitment – just getting some numbers)

Heli Spraying Along Motorway Works

Dear Neighbour,

API will be Heli spraying 150 acres of regenerated Native Bush along the NX2 Designation Boundary starting next week, lasting  for 6-8 days. This work is very weather dependant and dates may change.

The operation will be targeting weeds; Pampas grass, Wooley nightshade, black berry and gorse and one area of wild ginger. This is an API Forest operation but they will be flying along and over the NX2 alignment during the spray works. The helicopter will be operating at low altitude and needs clear air space, please do not fly any drones during this time.

If you  have any queries please contact API directly.

Ngā mihi 

Roslyn Prictor

NX2 Stakeholder and Communications Team

P. 0508 P2WK INFO (0508 7295 4636)  E. info@nx2group.com         W. nx2group.com

A. 45 Wyllie Road, Warkworth   P.  P.O Box 690, Warkworth 0941

Puhoi Road Closures

[Via NX2]
The full list of upcoming works is at Latest Road Closures For Motorway Related Works Update for Puhoi

Our structures team will be installing concrete barriers and service ducting on the Arawhiti ki Pūhoi viaduct across Pūhoi Road. For safety reasons and to minimise disruption to motorists the work will be completed at night. A small section of Pūhoi Road will be closed for five nights, from Sunday 29 November to Thursday 03 December, between 9:30pm to 4:00am. Signposted detours and traffic management will be in place. Please note the dates are weather dependent and may be postponed if necessary.

During the Pūhoi Road closure, signposted detours will be in place. As the detours will add a considerable amount of time to your journey, we encourage you to plan your travel for outside the closure hours, where possible.

On Tuesday 24 November and Wednesday 25 November traffic managementwill be in place on Pūhoi Road intermittently between 9am and 3pm, while the trucks delivering the precast concrete barriers are turning into Pūhoi Road and unloading on site. There will be up to four deliveries per day.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused during the closure and thank you for your understanding while we complete this important work.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Ngā mihi 

Roslyn Prictor

NX2 Stakeholder and Communications Team

P. 0508 P2WK INFO (0508 7295 4636)  E. info@nx2group.com         W. nx2group.com

A. 45 Wyllie Road, Warkworth   P.  P.O Box 690, Warkworth 0941

Latest Roadworks

[Via NX2]
The full list of upcoming works is at Latest Road Closures For Motorway Related Works Update for Puhoi

Dear Neighbour,

Over the next two weeks, the team will be carrying out works Sunday to Thursday nights only in preparation for the road layout changes. Traffic management will be in place from 8:00pm – 4:00am and there will be an overnight closure of the northbound tunnel. The Hibiscus Coast Highway will remain open in each direction during the work.

Due to the wet weather we have experienced over the last week, we now need additional night shifts to complete the works .The road layout changes will now take effect on Friday 20 November.

What does this mean for you?

We ask that drivers keep to the temporary speed limit for the safety of our work crews and road users, drive to the conditions and don’t be distracted by work activity. Motorists may experience longer travel times during this time. We advise planning ahead by allowing extra travel time especially during the weekend and public holidays.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our communications team if you have any questions.

Ngā mihi 

Roslyn Prictor

NX2 Stakeholder and Communications Team

P. 0508 P2WK INFO (0508 7295 4636)  E. info@nx2group.com         W. nx2group.com

A. 45 Wyllie Road, Warkworth   P.  P.O Box 690, Warkworth 0941

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