Puhoi Library and The QR Challenge

Helen from the library would like to remind everyone that the library will be closed until at least next Wednesday 19th Aug. She would also like to remind everyone how easy it is to create a QR for your premises:

QR Code – Today, with Luddite trepidation, I valiantly sat down to apply for the required Covid Tracer QR Code for the library. The form took 5 mins to complete, with very little detail required, and was emailed to me before I had clicked off the site.

I mention this as it is now mandatory for all businesses to have a QR code before Aug 19th, after which date, they will be fined for not displaying one. Could I request that you circularise this fact to Puhoi businesses on your various outlets. You could also mention just how easy it is to do.  https://qrform.tracing.covid19.govt.nz/.

I can concur : I did mine for my one-man-band software company and have it proudly stuck to the front door. Noone apart from my wife and I have swiped it yet though as I never have any visitors. I do swipe everytime I go out to the garden though – have this image of someone sitting there watching saying “he’s gone out to see those chickens again”


Jackie Piper, our resident Puhoi physio and pilates taskmaster can help you with injuries etc:

If you injure yourself over the lockdown period and require physiotherapy there is help available.Coast Physio and HandsThere will be no face to face consultations during the COVID19 level 4 lock downWe can provide at no cost to you a Telehealth (Video) consultation (Face Time, Skype, Messenger etc) with our Physiotherapist or Hand Therapist and we can register your ACC claim online.

If you require advice / treatment please contact us by phone available 9 – 4pm Monday to Friday 09 426 6619, alternatively email us at silverdale@coastphysio.co.nzWe are doing all we can to help during these uncertain timesHe aha te mea nui o te ao? He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata.What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people.The Team at Coast Physio + HandsSilverdaleOrewaWhangaparaoa

Need Help?

Is there anyone in Puhoi or the general area that needs any help with shopping, picking stuff up, food ( I am not a bad cook!!) fresh orchard fruit etc.
I can drop off at the gate for you to collect.
If you know of any elderly people, not on social media, that could use a helping hand please let me know and I am more than willing to help out. We are all in this together – contact Liz McClaren 021 1540368

Non-Acute Medical Cover In Puhoi During the Alert

Local Nurse, Amy Tolhopf as kindly offered the village her help during the lockdown. Please respect her position and try to limit your demands as much as possible, especially concerning direct contact – remote is best, on 0275164530!

Hi everyone, my name’s Amy, I’m a registered nurse with primary health care and acute care experience. I’m just letting you know I live locally and if for any reason throughout this period you are unable to attend a medical facility due to mobility issues, your home help for wound dressings and medication don’t arrive or we get to the point where you can’t access medical or emergency facilities (god help us if this happens) please feel free to contact me! I have oxygen and limited emergency supplies but they are available if needed. Take care, be kind and stay at home

Please just reiterate that if there is immediate life threatening concerns to call 111 I’m here as a backstop. If however there is medical concerns regarding day to day medical needs (carers not showing up). Or we are unable to access medical facilities I’m happy to go see them and triage them or do a dressing change, help with their medications as needed.

Happy to triage over the phone as I know healthline is very much overloaded. Or if your isolated, alone, concerned about someone else or just need a chat or guidance please don’t hesitate to call. Or send me a message if you have no minutes etc and I can call you back.
Take care everyone, we are very lucky to live in such a beautiful area to ride this out

Amy can be contacted on Facebook or by phone on 0275164530

Motorway Construction Postponed for COVID19 Alert Period

Dear Neighbour,

As you know the Prime Minister announced yesterday that the COVID-19 alert level has been raised to Level Three and will become Level Four from 23:59 hours on Wednesday 25 March 2020.

This means we need to stop non-essential services for a period of four weeks. From today crews across the country will be working to close down Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency construction sites, including the Pūhoi to Warkworth construction site.

Our priority at this time is to ensure that while we close down the site, it remains a safe place for you to travel near or alongside. We will keep safe traffic management in place, as well as appropriate environmental controls.

The project shut down includes a cessation in the projects ability to meet face to face with residents and the wider project community for the time being. The projects 0508 number and info email address will continue to operate throughout this period.

For any project related stakeholder and community queries please feel free to contact the team on 0508 7295 4636 or info@nx2group.com.

Thank you for your understanding and respect for others welfare as we navigate these unprecedented challenges.

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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