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
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
- Tu Ngutu Villa, Mahurangi
- Guest Speaker, Sir Peter Gluckman, ONZ KNZM FRS FMedSci FRSNZ, served as the inaugural Chief Science Advisor to the New Zealand Prime Minister
Sunday 30 May 2021, 2.00pm – Sunday 30 May 2021, 5.00pmWhere
Tu Ngutu Villa, 106 Ngārewa Drive, Mahurangi, Auckland
$80pp includes drinks and refreshmentsBookings
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,
Puhoi news communicator,