Puhoi’s annual roadside cleanup, this Sunday, November 3, starting at 9.30am at the Sports Club carpark.
Our resident Puhoi Physio, Jacki Piper, has added another in her series of helpful tips on her site, this time she’s got some useful suggestions about how to set up your office chair
We’ve just redone the rather tatty looking existing map for Puhoi visitors located on Saleyards Rd near the stables. Sneak preview (or as a PDF for ancient browsers). Please let me know ASAP if there are any mistakes as it’s going to the printers next week!
The Puhoi Hall Committee would like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who supported the Annual Fundraising Dance,” says committee member Kathy Mankelow. “The Band – The Damage provided awesome entertainment with many spellbound by the gorgeous lead singer. Special thanks to Bev and Amego for your amazing support and promotion of this event. We raised a fabulous $1700 which will go towards the new Hall roof. Our theme, Bohemians, Gypsies, Hobos and Clowns, was well received and more extra special thanks sent to our very own local gymnast Jasmine Papprill who surprised the crowd with her awesome aerial acrobatic performance during the supper break. Yes, our very own little ‘Cirque de Soleil’ Puhoi Style – you should have been there. Lovely Jasmine also turned Gypsy card reader to raise a few extra gold coins for the cause. A fun night was had by all, ending with a spectacular thunder and lightening storm. See you all at the next dance”. (thanks for that report, Kathy, ed)
People have been enquiring about the condition of Greg, who was injured in a fall from a ‘bar stool bike’ in central Puhoi on September 20. Greg is now in intensive care, but his condition is still critical, says a local friend.
At a September 29 2013 public meeting in the Puhoi Hall the 35 adults present voted unanimously in favour of the society’s seeking Auckland Council permission for use of the public land including the dray site and rotunda reserve in the central village to build a museum. Historical society president Sue Tisdall explained the public meeting was a result of the AC requirement to consult with the community as part of the application process.
In what has become a massive fixture in the Puhoi Calendar we are holding the annual Puhoi Art Exhibition from 23rd November to 1st December 2013. Entry is very simple using the online registration form.
This year we are have an optional ‘150’ theme section – simply base your artwork(s) around something related to that number (it also happens to be 150 years since the first European settlement of Puhoi). There’ll be a prize for the artwork voted for by visitors.
By Lyz Smith
Adrian and I have been in Puhoi just about 12 years. We emigrated from the UK and love our local community.
As you may or may not know, I discovered I had metastatic breast cancer, diagnosed last year.
It has been an interesting year, topped off at Christmas by finding I also had bowel cancer. Anyway that got dealt to and I am currently dealing with my second round of chemotherapy. You may have noticed a succession of wigs. Fairly obvious as I never used to have a “proper” hairstyle and now I do!
Those who know me, are aware of how open I am and how I approach most things with a slightly warped sense of humour. I find that humour and lots of attitude get you through most things, also that being miserable can’t help you or those around you deal with an issue like this. I have no intention of giving in to it any time soon.
The personnel at Fuji Xerox where I work in Auckland, have been amazing in supporting me, particularly through the joys of chemotherapy, scans and various hospital appointments. I have also received some lovely pressies, too numerous to mention, but I would like to put my heartfelt thanks into this message.
My husband, Adrian has wanted to do something practical to help for some time and has hit upon the idea of raising money for Sweet Louise, a local charity which specifically supports women (and men) with secondary breast cancer. He has set himself a target of walking 100km in daylight hours, around Victoria Park on Saturday 14th December (to give himself as many daylight hours as he can). He has been training for about 10 weeks now and is covering approximately 100km a week. He has a website where friends, family, colleagues and acquaintances can donate and also follow his blog, which he updates each week.
On behalf of Sweet Louise, Adrian and I would be very grateful for any support to this little known charity. Adrian would also like comments on his blog, just to know that the world knows what he’s going through (those blisters can be pretty painful and the body is not in the same shape it was back in the day). As Harrison Ford said in Raiders of the Lost Ark, “it ain’t the years honey, it’s the mileage”. And he sure has covered some miles. Please forward this link on to as many friends and acquaintances as you can.
Puhoi Library will be generously donating your late return fines to the new Puhoi Fire Station.