Free Hall Hire Opportunity

Have you got a community idea, event, gathering, opportunity that you could use the hall for? This could be something like Dance Classes, Jumble Sale, Kids Disco, Open Mic, Art Exhibition, Table Tennis, Yoga, Art & Craft and Live Music.You could be an organisation, an individual or group that has a great idea for something special and need a venue, while at the same time help us increase our hall society membership of at least 10. The Puhoi hall is paying it forward by offering FREE HALL HIRE, all you need to do is apply in writing to the committee with the following information.1. Tell us about you, your organisation, or group.2. How will free hall hire benefit you?3. How will it benefit the wider community?4. How will you go about making it a success?5. What do you hope to achieve by having this event?6. How do you propose to increase our membership?7. When you hope to be able to use the hall?We are looking for something that we feel meets the needs of the community, this could be a one-off event or a series of smaller events and will benefit as many people as possible. Hall membership is $10 per family or household, and could be added to any fee you choose to charge attendees of your event or stall holders etc.A successful applicant will be decided by the hall committee, the booking date and times will be made by our booking officer by mutual agreement with the successful applicant. Bond payment and our usual T&C will still apply.Send your application letter to Applications close on July 31st.

Great Opportunity: Be A Sponsor for the Defining Puhoi Event!

What a peculiar year 2020 has been thus far, with the recent change of ownership at the pub and drop of levels we are putting together our ‘Annual Wood Chopping Carnival’, on the bottom lawn at the Puhoi Pub on Saturday 9th January 2021 . Bernie and Gary, former owners of Northridge Country lodge, in Silverdale are the new owners of the pub, with their three daughters and one son all involved with running the pub, making the pub another family run business.

We are in our 16th year of holding this event at our establishment and with huge help from the Puhoi Axemen Club and of course sponsors, we have all made it possible for the general public, overseas visitors and media who otherwise may not know how entertaining and important this sport event is to our area.

The aim for 2021 is to make it more exciting and beneficial to the viewers, be prepared for the ‘boys from Naki’, pitching their best against ‘Team Puhoi’.

Most of our sponsors give a monetary donation, from $100 upwards, while others give product promoting their business. These are divided into prizes of (product and/or prize money) for each chop. Each chop consists of four place getters across 22 events.

Sponsor Tiers

Tier 1 – $500 cash donation

Tier 2 – $300 cash donation

Tier 3 – $200 cash donation

All sponsors can have their business signage/advertising banners displayed on the day, present the prize for their chop as well as attend our sponsors dinner to be held from 630pm.

If you are interested in being part of this unique event, please contact us by email noting which tier or in what other capacity you would like to  be involved, we will then provide all the details.

To Note;

·       Should we move up levels and need to cancel our event, we will provide full refunds on donations and product.

·       We may follow this up with a phone call early next week.

Thank you for your support.

Team @ Puhoi Pub

Running a Visitor Oriented Business in Puhoi?

We’ll shortly be doing an update of our village guide sign – at the end of Saleyards Road, near the pub. Mike Pero have kindly sponsored a re-print of it, so if you run a business that you’d like visitors to the village to be able to find, make sure its on the map. If your business is on the old sign (see below) but no longer running please let me know too.

I need:

  • Business Name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Website, if you have one

How are you going to…

…prove that you’re the smartest cookie in Puhoi if you’re not at the pub quiz on Thursday!

Get your team together and come down to the Pub on Thursday 20th June, 6:30 for 7:00pm start. Always great fun, and raises much needed funds for our local community. Come along and have a bit of a head-scratching laugh with your frindly neighbours.

Cause to celebrate?

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.

Puhoi Amenities

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.

Facility Availability Level
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
Town Water None Poor
Town Sewage None Poor
Power Reliable since recent upgrades Good
Landline Available Good
Broadband VDSL in village centre, patchy >1km Fair
Mobile Patchy (some in village centre) Poor
Postal Delivery None Poor
Courier Delivery None 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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