Judith’s Puhoi Newsletter 15th May 2021

Dear residents of Puhoi and friends of our community,Please find attached below some Neighbourhood Support news, the latest Puhoi Heritage Museum newsletter and news of the passing of Brian Carley, whose daughter, Beth Houlbrooke, is well known to Puhoians for her role as former head of the Rodney Local Board and sometimes board representative on our Puhoi Communuty Forum.
R.I.P BRIAN CARLEYCARLEY, Brian Joseph. 9 December 1927 – 9 May 2021 Dearly loved husband for 67 years of Moira (nee Bowen). Devoted father to Roxanne (deceased), Clare, Gerard (deceased), Ruth and Terry Mills, Sara and Pulung, Beth and Barry Houlbrooke, and Bruce. Grandfather to eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. In lieu of flowers, donations to Family Life International NZ, BNZ 02-0248-0211768-00, would be gratefully received. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at Holy Name Catholic Church, Alnwick Street, Warkworth, on Monday 17 May at 11.00 am. Well done thou good and faithful servant.
A very busy Beth found time to send me these brief notes on the life and career of her father, which I had requested – my appreciation, Beth – plus a further note on the role her father (and mother) have played in the northern end of our Warkworth- Puhoi Catholic Parish.LIFE AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF BRIAN CARLEY

Chartered Accountant

Father of seven children

Married to Moira for 67 years

Former resident of Epsom, Te Atatu and Hobsonville

Warkworth resident for 21 years

Past District Governor and multi-award winning member of Lions International since 1964

Knight of the Southern Cross

Trustee of multiple charitable trusts

He loved the outdoors and nature

His interests were tramping, snow skiing, boating, sailing, fishing, waterskiing, scuba diving, and reading.

Part time resident of Campbells Beach (Takatu) for 61 years
“It was during all our summer weekends and holidays that dad attended Holy Name parish until they moved here permanently,” Beth says.

PUHOI HERITAGE MUSEUM NEWS

Attached below is the latest issue of the Puhoi Heritage Museum’s regular monthly update, including a fascinating item on the former Schollum house removed by motorway works from its old site to the north of the State Highway 1 bridge and now beautifully restored by its new owners, also Schollums, on their Pukapuka farm.But, most heart wrenching for me was the 1872 letter from old Caspar Plescher to his son, Vincent, on the latter’s migration to New Zealand, giving news of the old friends and relatives left behind in the Bohemian homeland. This, surely, would be guaranteed to make the tears flow on its receipt.Please take especial note of the notice of the Puhoi Heritage Museum Society’s Annual General Meeting, directly below, with our gratitude to the museum society for ensuring the continuation of the history of our Bohemian ancestors.
Puhoi Heritage Museum AGM Sunday 30th May 2.00 p.m. in Museum Records Room.

And welcome to new residents  Sean McKinney and Kathryn Piper of  59 Lenzen Road – hope you are settling in well.

And , especially since the Puhoi Village Market is in recess now until  September, please keep in mind our fortnightly produce swap (no money involved) at 4pm at the band Rotunda reserve. Tomorrow, Sunday, May 16, is the next one. People bring along almost anything produced and tradeable – preserves, plant books, fruit, eggs, seedlings, indoor plants – I came away with some sugarcane plants – do you think they will survive in our climate?

And here’s a plug for our Mahurangi West neighbours and a lovely fundraising function they are organising for the end of this month to support their Te Muri crossing initiative.

Te  Muri  Crossing High  Tea  at Tu  Ngutu  Villa

30 May 2021

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 Sunday 30 May 2021, 2.00pm – Sunday 30 May 2021, 5.00pmWhere

Tu Ngutu Villa, 106 Ngārewa Drive, Mahurangi, Auckland

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$80pp includes drinks and refreshmentsBookings

mahurangi.org.nz/coastal-trail

coastal.trail.trust@mahurangi.org.nzContact

Cimino Cole

coastal.trail.trust@mahurangi.org.nz

027 462 4872

Distinguished Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, inaugural chief science adviser to a New Zealand prime minister, is guest of honour.

Sir Peter will give a short talk about the challenges that New Zealanders face in democratically choosing an informed, sustainable future, and the role of the coastal trail.

Mahurangi Coastal Trail  will ultimately connect from Waiwera to Waipū, link 1000 contiguous coastal hectares of Mahurangi regional parkland and form the first, sublime, non-urban section of Te Araroa north of the metropolis.

AND IN CONCLUSION

Every blessing of health, safety and happiness to the members and friends of our Puhoi community,

Your loving neighbour,

Judith Williams

Puhoi news communicator,

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Fire Season Change

The fire season for the Auckland region is changing tomorrow Wednesday, 7 April 2021 at 0800am.

The Auckland Region will be operating in three different zones:

  • The mainland will be in an Open Fire Season
  • Hauraki Gulf Islands – For Waiheke, Great Barrier, Rakino, Kawau & Ponui Islands will be in a Restricted Fire Season [Fire by permit only].
  • All other islands of the Hauraki Gulf will remain in a Prohibited Fire Season [Total Fire Ban]

All permit enquiries need to go through our website, www.checkitsalright.nz   

If you have any questions, please contact us on 0800 658 628 or email Firepermit.auckland@fireandemergency.nz

For further information please visit our website www.fireandemergency.nz

Kind Regards,

Sandy Dubey

Auckland Rural – Te Hiku

firepermit.auckland@fireandemergency.nz

0800 658 628

www.fireandemergency.nz

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For fire season and permit information check our website

Could Be Noisey

Dear Neighbour, 

To meet the project’s construction targets and minimise longer term disruption to the community, it is important that we utilise our time and resources wisely. This includes making the most of the available fine weather when we have it. To do this the pavements team are planning to work extended hours (up to 10pm) in some areas of the project on Monday to Fridays.

We will be working extended hours in designated areas on the alignment between Johnstones Hill Tunnel and Moir Hill Bridge. Work will continue periodically (as and when the weather allows)  until 10pm, in April 2021.  You may notice some noise during these works, however the project team will actively monitor this and every effort will be made to minimise disruptions.

Additionally, work on the alignment will continue over the easter holiday period in certain areas, this will allow us to make to the most of the predicted fine weather. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Ngā mihi 

Roslyn Prictor

NX2 Stakeholder and Communications Team

P. 0508 P2WK INFO (0508 7295 4636)  E. info@nx2group.com         W. nx2group.com

A. 45 Wyllie Road, Warkworth   P.  P.O Box 690, Warkworth 0941

Puhoi Community Forum Agenda March 2021

PUHOI COMMUNITY FORUM
MEETING TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY 30 March 2021 at 7.30pm at
THE PUHOI SPORTS CLUB – CHAIRPERSON – Paul Manton
AGENDA

  1. Apologies
  2. Confirmation of the Minutes of previous Meeting held on 23 February 2021.
  3. Matters Arising from those Minutes (not appearing on this Agenda)
  4. Treasurer’s Report – for February – as previously circulated by Jenny Schollum.
  5. Incoming Correspondence
  6. Local Board Update

    General Business
    (i) Slip way Project – Larry Mitchell
    Ara Tuhono update- Rosyln Prictor
    (ii) Working Group Updates
    ● Road Safety Group
    ● Puhoi Heritage Museum
    ● Waiwera Valley Association
    ● Puhoi Village Market
    ● Neighborhood Support
    ● Puhoi Sports Club update
    (iii) Miscellaneous Items
    Anzac Commemoration
    Puhoi Hall Anzac Quiz

NEXT MEETING The next meeting will be held on Tuesday April 27 at 7.30pm in the Puhoi Sports Club

Puhoi Road Closures

[Via NX2]
The full list of upcoming works is at Latest Road Closures For Motorway Related Works Update for Puhoi

The Ara Tūhono – Pūhoi to Warkworth structures team will be installing services under Arawhiti ki Pūhoi viaduct across Pūhoi Road. A small section of Pūhoi Road will be closed for five nights, fromSunday 21 March to Thursday 25 March 2021, between 9.30pm to 4am. Signposted detours and traffic management will be in place. Please note the dates are weather dependent and may be postponed if necessary.

We will keep you updated if anything changes or the weather allows the road to stay open. The traffic management team may set up road cones and signage from 7pm, but Pūhoi Road will not be closed until 9.30pm. You will still be able to travel through the area until this time.

During the Pūhoi Road closure, signposted detours will be in place. As the detours will add a considerable amount of time to your journey, we encourage you to plan your travel for outside the closure hours, where possible. A map of the detours and road closure location isattached.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused during the closure and thank you for your understanding while we complete this important work.

Warm regards

Roslyn Prictor

NX2 Stakeholder and Communications Team

P. 0508 P2WK INFO (0508 7295 4636)  E. info@nx2group.com         W. nx2group.com

A. 45 Wyllie Road, Warkworth   P.  P.O Box 690, Warkworth 0941

Puhoi Road Intersection Widening

[Via NX2]
The full list of upcoming works is at Latest Road Closures For Motorway Related Works Update for Puhoi

Dear Neighbour

The Ara Tūhono – Pūhoi to Warkworth team is planning to start work on the widening of Pūhoi Road intersection this month, in preparation for constructing the new motorway’s on and off ramps. The works includes earthworks, drainage and pavement works. For safety reasons and to minimise the disruption to the travelling public, the work will be carried out at night and will require traffic management.

Work on the south side of Pūhoi Road is set to start on Sunday 14 March 2021 and last for two months, continuing until mid-May 2021. Work will take place at night from Sunday to Thursday between 7:00pm and 4:00am. Please note, all work dates are weather dependant. 

Stop/go traffic management will be in place on Pūhoi Road while these night works happen (as per the attached map). 

We acknowledge the inconvenience of these works to neighbours and motorists and thank you for your patience and understanding while we complete this important work. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Ngā mihi 

Roslyn Prictor

NX2 Stakeholder and Communications Team

P. 0508 P2WK INFO (0508 7295 4636)  E. info@nx2group.com         W. nx2group.com

A. 45 Wyllie Road, Warkworth   P.  P.O Box 690, Warkworth 0941

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