Five N Dime Headlining

Five N Dime Headlining

Located in the heart of Historic Puhoi Village this quirky and relaxed market is a friendly affair, a place to support our local community, socialize, and listen to live music.
This month, (Sunday 31 March, 9am – 1pm) we have Five ‘n’ Dime, a North Shore based Acoustic Rock duo performing a variety of different Classic Rock in their own fun and relaxed style. And supporting artist is Sharon Burt, a young talented singer songwriter.
It is our Autumn Harvest Market this month, combined with a Car Boot Fair so treasures and bargains to be found. New stall holders and car boot bookings welcome, contact
This is a great venue with a safe play area for the kids and free parking.

Fire Season Update

We would like to thank the Puhoi residents for abiding by the Fire Ban when it was in place,

As you are aware, on Monday 11 February 2019 at 08:00am, the entire Auckland Council area changed to a Prohibited Fire Season [Total Fire Ban].

Revision of the current conditions has resulted in the decision to return to a Restricted Fire Season [Fire permit required] for the entire Auckland Council area, excluding the Islands of the Hauraki Gulf, as of Monday 18 March 2019 at 08:00am.  The islands of the Hauraki Gulf will remain in a Prohibited Fire Season [Total Fire Ban].

If you have any questions, please contact us on 0800 658 628 or email

For further information please visit our website

Minutes of the Puhoi Forum Community Meeting Held at Puhoi Sports Club On Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Present: Judith Williams, Dustyn O’Leary, Sandra Beagley, Jenny Schollum, Sorrel O’Leary
Apologies: Beth Houlbrooke, Mike Swain, Tessa Berger, Paul Manton, Terri Ryder
Welcome by co-chair, Dustyn O’Leary
Matters arising from Minutes
Who did planting maintenance?- Woodpigeon Ltd
Motion 1: THAT the minutes of the meeting held on 29 January, 2019 and previously
circulated, be confirmed as a true and accurate record.
Moved: D O’Leary.
Seconded: J. Schollum
Treasurer’s report
Currently $2,360 in account to be used for Park when needed.
Motion 2: THAT the Treasurer’s report for the month of January, 2019 be accepted.
Moved: J. Schollum
Seconded: D. O’Leary
General Business:
(i) Slipway on wharf – concreting the mud part on the Park side of the river to aid boaters.
To be followed up with Beth next time she attends.
(ii) NX2 parking lot could be revisited at their next quarterly meeting. Possible solution to
Museum home. We could advocate to extend the Waiwera bus to Puhoi once a day.
(iii) Park fire signage – already signs around the area so legally can’t do more.
(iv) River Park Planting this year – plan for 1000 plants two planting days in July and Au-
gust. Lance to be contracted for spot spraying beforehand.
(v) Forum membership – membership now down to 17 again. Possible need to advertise –
mail drops, sandwich board, stall at market. Need a quorum to progress this.
Working groups updates:
• PPMP – Mike Swain met with group re Community Gardens, but there was not
enough manpower to advance the project at this point. Recommends that after re-
moval of perimeter fence of yards, we plant fruit trees and set up a couple of picnic
tables. No budget to provide more gravel for trails – Jenna Thompson at Council.
• Road Safety Group – Tessa Berger notes that road carpeting is an option for traffic
calming; rural speed bylaw being introduced is an opportunity to include communi-
ty feedback and input. Still working on funding for timber stops
• Heritage Museum – Jenny shared a full file on family history of the village.
• Heston cannot take on Civil Defence for area due to commitments to Scouts.
• Neighbourhood Support – 300 booklets have now been distributed to mail boxes.
• Market celebrated its 11th birthday; weather forecast didn’t encourage numbers,
Sandra Beagley won the tomato competition; a community donation was made to
the children’s choir for music printing. Church has allowed market users to park
there so signage was organised, which was successful.
No other business. Meeting closed at 8.30
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, 26 March 2019 at 7.30pm.

Agenda For Forum Meeting 26th February at 7.30pm at The Puhoi Sports Club

MEETING TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, 26th February at 7.30pm at

  1. Confirmation of the Minutes of previous Meeting held on 29 January, 2019
  2. Matters Arising from those Minutes (not appearing on this Agenda)
  3. Treasurer’s Report for the month of January, 2019 (previously circulated) – Jenny
  4. General Business
    (i) NX2 parking lot as park and ride
    (ii) Signage for park users re fire risk and dogs
    (iii)Next planting dates for Park
    (iv) Forum membership
    (v) Working Groups – updates
    • Puhoi Pioneers Memorial Park
    • Road Safety Group
    • Civil Defence
    • Neighbourhood Support
    • Others
    (iv) Village market – Judith Williams
    The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, 26 March 2019 at 7.30pm.

Total Fire Ban in Place Until Further Notice


It’s getting hot and dry out there folks, although you wouldn’t know it here at Region One HQ today, we have our jumpers on! With the conditions for fire safety rapidly declining, the call has been made to change the entire Auckland Council area to a Prohibited Fire Season [Total Fire Ban] on Monday 11 February 2019 at 0800hrs.

ALL fire permits issued during the Restricted Fire Season are suspended from Monday 11 February 2019 at 0800 until further notice.

If you have any questions, please contact us on 0800 658 628 or email

For further information please visit our website

Let the Battle Commence!

Forget the Rugby World Cup, disregard the piffling America’s Cup boats bobbing around in the harbour, the only competition worth seeing is the Puhoi Village Market Tomato Competition! Being held this year on Sunday 24th February, watch Puhoi’s white-hot horticultural talent slog it out with each other in the grueling duel for the prestigious Squeezy Tomato Bottle Trophy. Not to be missed – reputations are at stake!



Community Garden

We’d like to hear from people in the community interested in creating a community garden for the village. We have a spot over in the River Park where the old sheep pens used to be which would make a good location.


If there’s enough interest we’ll get a little group together and present a plan to the council (who I’m sure will be happy for us to do something with it so they don’t have to mow it 😉

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