NZTA has advised that the 80km/h (rather aspirational at the moment – Ed 😉 at the Puhoi/State Highway 1 intersection will now be given effect to on 20 December, together with the new 80km/h zones at each end of Kaukapakapa on SH 16.
Unfortunately Puhoi isn’t well served as a residential area. Services and facilities aren’t available that you might expect in a small rural town. This is due to its small population, terrain and history.
With pressure for increased development, we need to ensure the infrastructure is built in tandem. Below is a table showing, hopefully objectively, how Puhoi might compare with similar towns.
|Road Access||Puhoi Rd to SH1 (sealed)||Poor*|
|Krippner Rd to Waiwera/Orewa (unsealed)||Poor|
|Ahuroa Rd to Ahuroa (unsealed)||Poor|
|Pedestrian Access||Footpaths in village centre, none >0.5km||Poor|
|Power||Reliable since recent upgrades||Good|
|Broadband||VDSL in village centre, patchy >1km||Fair|
|Mobile||Patchy (some in village centre)||Poor|
|Pre school||None (Playgroup in village)||Poor|
|Primary Schools||None (Auhoroa 14km, Orewa 12km)||Poor|
|Secondary Schools||None (Orewa 12km, Warkworth 15km)||Poor|
|Public Transport||None (Waiwera 6km)||Poor|
|Taxi||None (Orewa 12km)||Poor|
|Doctor||None (Orewa 12km)||Poor|
|Dentist||None (Orewa 12km)||Poor|
|Shops||One convenience store in village||Fair|
|Supermarket||None (Orewa 12km)||Poor|
|Petrol Station||None (Orewa 12km)||Poor|
|Bank||None (Orewa 12km)||Poor|
|Library||Small (community run)||Good|
|Hall||Yes (community run)||Good|
|Sports Facilities||Soccer,Rugby, Tennis Courts (community run)||Fair|
* At the time of writing, the single sealed road giving access from the village to SH1 is presenting considerable problems for the village. Increased traffic flows on the trunk road make it dangerous and difficult to merge onto from Puhoi. At holiday times many residents simply will not leave the village unless absolutely essential. Forthcoming works to build the new Northern Motorway extension are likely to exacerbate this in the medium term, and the new motorway offers no relief for the village unless traffic flows decrease significantly on the old road
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It would suit someone:
• wishing to have a part-time hobby business, or
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Contact Daphne on (027) 4715255 or Darryll (027) 4768581.
[via Jacki Piper]
Puhoi Pilates will be starting again on Monday 8.45am and Wednesday 9.30am.
[via Jacki Piper]
Puhoi Physiotherapy will be closed until Monday March 13th
[via Jacki, Puhoi Physiotherapy]
Would you please tell the village that I am going to start another Pilates class
on a Monday morning. 6 people in the class. For more information go to my
website http://puhoiphysiotherapy.co.nz/pilates/ or give me a ring on 021568621.
http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/ratesbuildingproperty/consents/getinvolved/Pages/currentpubliclynotifiedconsents.aspx – this is the link to the publicly notified application on Council’s website – it’s the one called Moirs Hill Watson Road Pohuehue – submissions close on 10 October 2016 – the link contains all the application associated documents (enough to blind anyone with science!!) but also a link to the submission form you can fill out to make a submission
Here is a copy of our Appeal Notice ENV-AKL-2016-000195 as filed with the Environment Court. The forum has contributed $200 towards the $511 fee for this. If anyone on the village would like to contribute a small amount towards the cost we would appreciate it. We see this as an opportunity to at least voice our opinion on the unwanted rezoning of a large tract of land adjacent to the village for dense housing. Our PO Box is 404172 – I’ll just repay the forum if we receive more than the outstanding cost.