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Come and Celebrate 155 Years of Puhoi Settlement

Come to Puhoi to celebrate 155 years of Puhoi settlement

Friday 29th June 2018 at 11.3 0 a.m. Puhoi Hall
Honouring of Senior Descendants and musicians luncheon
There will be no charge for those aged over 80.

All ’Golden Agers’ welcome

Menu includes roast lamb, glazed ham, roast vegies and greens
Selection of 3 desserts, celebration cake and Puhoi Cheese.

Saturday 30th June 7.30 – 11.30 p.m. Community Dance

Tickets $15
Roger and the Ramjets Band.
Please bring a plate of food for supper.

11.00 am Sunday 1st July

 Mass at Puhoi Church

12.00 noon Sunday 1st July Shared Lunch Puhoi Hall

Please bring a plate of finger food.
Afternoon of music and dancing, talking and reminiscing.

R.S.V.P. 1st June 2018 (please return form General-Invitation.pdf to Historical Society)

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Share Your Memories

And Puhoi’s historical society, in preparation for the coming Anzac Day commemorations it is organising for our community, is asking for local people to send the society stories of their ancestors who died in the wars, or, simply, just their names, to be included in the Roll of Honour to be read out that day. Contact Sheryl or Jenny at the museum on 09 4220852 or email: 

Museum Internships Offered

The Puhoi Heritage Museum is looking for interns to help with our archiving, displaying, filing, and restoration work.
Success applicants will have a chance to participate in all aspects of the museum’s work, including interfacing with the public and assisting researchers to locate the materials and records they need.

Interns will need to be in their final year of school or be enrolled in tertiary education. Basic computer skills are needed.

We are flexible regarding the hours and the duration of the internship.

To express your interest in this opportunity please contact:

Sheryll Titford:
Alan Wagstaff:

ANZAC Day 2018

With the recent ANZAC Day commemorations still fresh in our minds,the
PHS are inviting members of all families to compile a short story on
family member/s who served in any of the wars.
We would like to use some of these stories with approval at next years Anzac Day.
These stories will form the foundation of ANZAC records to be held by the PHS along
with other documents related documents.
These can be handed in at the PHS Records Room any day 10am to 3pm or by email
to Thank you to all who attended, helped,
took part and contributed in any way to this year’s special ceremony.

Sheryll Titford (Mrs)
President PHS

Little Village Project

[from Ian Anderson]

See brochure

Our village of Puhoi has a rich heritage of over 150 years of historical connection to its original Bohemian settlers. The ‘Puhoi Heritage Little Village project’, to be located in central Puhoi, takes advantage of its close proximity (30 minutes) from Auckland City with its Auckland to Puhoi motorway connection.  It will provide visitors with a unique destination to visit for a truly memorable quality heritage, historical and leisure experience for children and adults alike.

We are seeking your support to help the Puhoi Heritage Little Village project become a reality. The brochure attached explains in more detail about what is envisaged, where, when and how we are aiming to achieve this goal.  The Puhoi to Warkworth motorway is targeted to open for traffic by late 2021 and we are aiming to have the project completed before then.

I’m sure you will appreciate there is still an enormous amount of work involved to achieve these goals and your support will be so important to getting this project started.

In the brochure we have indicated with an asterisk where the initial funds we are seeking will be used to get this project started. Donation information is listed on page 11 of the brochure about how your contribution will enable you as an individual/family or as a business can become a founding member of the Puhoi Heritage Little Village.  We look forward to welcoming you as a special part of our exciting project.

Kind regards

Adrian Anderson

2016 Puhoi Heritage Project Team member


PS! If you have family, relations or business associates that have a connexion to Puhoi can you please forward the brochure to them?


ANZAC Day Help Needed

Could anyone interested in helping to co-ordinate the ANZAC Day commemoration on 25th April 9.00 a.m. please contact me so that we can arrange a time to meet that suits? Please remember to pass on to your young neighbours that PHS has an ANZAC Day speech competition running for Year 8 and under students, no more than 250 words, prize $50 plus the opportunity to read their speech at the ANZAC Day ceremony. Entries close at or PO Box 404224 Puhoi on Sunday 17th April.