Puhoi is featuring as Gem Of The Month in the OurAuckland magazine. Check out the article online or look out for it in the free magazine.
Puhoi’s fame once again in the media. Check out the programme audio and an intertesting page put together for the programme at http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/spectrum/20130811
On behalf of Rodney Local Board, you are invited to attend a free, interactive workshop with Jim Diers, an international presenter who has worked extensively with rural communities on community development.
Click Here for a flyer showing all the details Please pass this on to the networks that would be interested and RSVP to Sue.email@example.com by Friday 16 August if you want to attend.
Po Box 404199 Puhoi
Committee Meeting Held At Puhoi Sports Club
Date 30th July 2013
Chairman – D Hay
In June 2014 I (Judith Williams – Ed) will be joining Barry Brown, who has organised a number of tours to Bohemia in order to
visit the home locations of the Bohemian settlers. We depart Auckland on 3 June 2014 for a 13 night tour which will
take us to Bohemia, Prague, Berlin, River Rhine, and Hamburg. In Hamburg we see the departure point of the emigrants to New Zealand.
Travel is in a 9 seater mini-bus, which enables us to take our time and explore the Bohemian locations at our leisure.
Of special interest is a visit to an open air museum where we visit farm houses from the 1600s.The cost is
$6495 (plus Taxes and Levies ) which covers your return airfare Auckland-Germany-Auckland. All accommodation on tour, sightseeing
entry fees, transport, and breakfasts. The only other cost while on tour is lunch and evening meal.
The tour is arranged with Air New Zealand Holidays,P.O. Box 1643, Palmerston Nth.
If you would like a brochure which gives the actual itinerary, and more details please send an Email to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for the Bohemian Tour.
Puhoi 150th anniversary committee member Adrian Anderson, whom many of you will have got to know for his enthusiasm,efficiency and general usefulness in the lead-up to and during the recent sesquicentennial celebrations, is now one of the people helping our Puhoi Historical Society to fundraise for a proposed new museum (details to be released, hopefully, in late September)
In the meantime, Adrian is preparing a DVD of the sesqui, including the lead-up period, to be prepared for sale as a fundraiser, not to mention a very welcome souvenir of a wonderful time in our lives as Bohemian descendants and Puhoi community members.
He already has access to some professional video and photographic material, but there are gaps in his records. Below are the main areas of need.
- Now! What this email is all about (DVD set) material still required.
- Obviously your ( Judith Williams’s) photos you are downloading for me.
- Any stills from the 28th June TV1 breakfast broadcast and if possible a short video
- Video of Fred Rauner playing in the Hall 28th June if possible please.
- Images of the German visitors in February who attended the re-enactment
- Images of the February 2013 farmers market with the German visitors
- Local dance group video or some stills
- Stills of the 29th June & 30th June outdoor images only please
- Any stills from the book launch 28th June
I will also check with the Cheese Factory if they have any photos we can use. What about other businesses like Puhoi Cottage? They had someone at the TV1 event. Looking back now I should have taken some photos of the traffic control children.
If you can put this request out in your next community newsletter that would be great thank you, and get them to send material to me or I can collect on a weekly basis from the Puhoi Historical Society archives room or their mail box PO Box 404 224 in Puhoi. (please label it clearly : for Adrian Anderson)
Associate Canterbury University Professor of Music Roger Buckton and Puhoi historian and journalist Judith Williams have published two books to mark the Bohemian settlement’s 150th anniversary in June this year.
Bohemian Journey, a Musical Heritage in Colonial New Zealand and It Takes a Whole Village – The People of Puhoi 1963 -2013 were launched at the village’s sesquicentennial celebrations.
Roger, a former Puhoi resident, has written about his time recording the folk music brought to Puhoi by its German dialect – speaking immigrants from Bohemia, once part of the Austrian Empire, now part of the modern Czech Republic.
He tells of his experiences getting to know the Puhoi Band, its dudelsack bagpipers, accordionists and fiddlers, and of his later travels to Europe to have a dudelsack of his own made and of learning to play it by Czech masters.
His personal journey is then placed in the broader context of the European folk music tradition.
Scholarly but entertaining, it brings together under one cover much that has been known and researched about Puhoi and its musicians, plus some material which will be new to readers.
He has also prepared CDs from the original 1993 and 1996 cassettes, Die Booei Musikgruppe, and Accordionists of Puhoi.
An 1863 Bohemian pioneering Pittner family descendant and resident of almost 40years in the village of her ancestors, Judith has undertaken in her book to add the last two generations to the well-documented early settlement history of her home.
This was the period which has seen the almost 100 percent Bohemian -descended population overtaken by residents from almost 20 different national and ethnic origins.
With a foreword by Dr Claudia Orange, Te Papa Museum historian and Bohemian Schollum family descendant, it uses interviews with these mainly newcomers to recall the events of the past 50 years which have created the modern Puhoi.
Roger’s book, published by Steele Roberts, Wellington, retails for $30 plus postage and the CDs cost $20 each. These will be available from the Puhoi Historical Society.
Judith’s book sells for $36 plus postage and may be ordered direct from her at PO Box 404 151 Puhoi 0951.