Piano Free To A Good Home

A family friend, who will be moving house, has an upright piano which belonged to her grandfather.

his has been cared for over the years, only needs tuning and will be given away free. Also, it would have to be picked up from Glenfield.

Maybe a child who wants to learn the piano would appreciate it, or it could be found a home somewhere.

For information please contact:

Sue Marcroft : 09 4220113

Puhoi Community Forum Agenda April 30th 2019

PUHOI COMMUNITY FORUM
MEETING TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY 30 th April 2019 at 7.30pm at
THE PUHOI SPORTS CLUB – CHAIRPERSON – DUSTYN O’LEARY
AGENDA

  1. Confirmation of the Minutes of previous Meeting held on 26 th March 2019
  2. Matters Arising from those Minutes (not appearing on this Agenda)
  3. Correspondence
    (a) Volunteer Appreciation Event Invitation
    (b) Dog Management Bylaw (Local Board)
  4. Treasurer’s Report – for March 2019– as previously circulated by Jenny Schollum.
  5. General Business
    (i) Working Groups – updates
    • Puhoi Pioneers Memorial Park
    • Road Safety Group
    • Civil Defense
    • Neighborhood Support
    • Historic Society
    • Others
    NEXT MEETING
    The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 28 May at 7.30pm.

New Arrangements for Anzac Day

A community decision will see a traditional Anzac commemoration go ahead this April 25 in Puhoi despite a police directive to postpone the annual event and encourage people to travel to memorial ceremonies in larger centres such as Warkworth, Wellsford and the Hibiscus Coast.

The rationale for the directive is the lack of enough police force members to patrol Anzac ceremonies in smaller centres in the face of possible threats to public safety following the events of March 15, when 50 Muslim worshipers were gunned down and killed at two Christchurch mosques.
Puhoi people have, however, expressed a wish to meet as has become traditional over the past few year at the settlement’s war memorial gates at the entrance to the Puhoi Pioneers Memorial Park.
The familiar format – a gathering at 9am (9.30am?) Reveille, Scouts, Fire Brigade members and other uniformed groups, a talk by a resident war history enthusiast and the laying of wreaths will be maintained, the major difference this year being that the organisers of the event will be the local fire brigade, not the Puhoi Heritage Museum Society, instituters and organisers of  previous commemorations.
The society will abide by the police directive not to hold a commemoration in Puhoi this year.
The annual display of war memorabilia and literature, plus an Anzac biscuits and refreshments gathering at the historic Puhoi Library will not be affected by these changes to the traditional routine, except for opening times – this year from 10am to 2pm.
Instead of the usual  morning tea in the community hall following the parade, the fire brigade will be hosting the refreshments following the traditional ceremony. People can easily find parking or walk to the centrally-located station.
“The decision to go ahead with the gathering was a community one,” says deputy fire chief Mike Donovan.
by Judith Williamscommunity news provider.

Puhoi Community Forum Meeting to Be Held On Tuesday, 26 March, at 7.30pm at the Puhoi Sports Club – Agenda

PUHOI COMMUNITY FORUM
MEETING TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, 26 March, at 7.30pm at
THE PUHOI SPORTS CLUB – CO CHAIRPERSONS – PAUL MANTON & DUSTYN
O’LEARY
AGENDA

  1. Confirmation of the Minutes of previous Meeting held on 26 February, 2019
  2. Matters Arising from those Minutes (not appearing on this Agenda)
  3. Treasurer’s Report for the month of March, 2019 – Jenny Schollum
  4. General Business
    (i)
    (ii) Working Groups – updates
    • Puhoi Pioneers Memorial Park
    • Road Safety Group
    • Civil Defence
    • Neighbourhood Support
    • Others
    (iv) Village market – Judith Williams

Fire Season Update

We would like to thank the Puhoi residents for abiding by the Fire Ban when it was in place,

As you are aware, on Monday 11 February 2019 at 08:00am, the entire Auckland Council area changed to a Prohibited Fire Season [Total Fire Ban].

Revision of the current conditions has resulted in the decision to return to a Restricted Fire Season [Fire permit required] for the entire Auckland Council area, excluding the Islands of the Hauraki Gulf, as of Monday 18 March 2019 at 08:00am.  The islands of the Hauraki Gulf will remain in a Prohibited Fire Season [Total Fire Ban].

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

Minutes of the Puhoi Forum Community Meeting Held at Puhoi Sports Club On Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Present: Judith Williams, Dustyn O’Leary, Sandra Beagley, Jenny Schollum, Sorrel O’Leary
Apologies: Beth Houlbrooke, Mike Swain, Tessa Berger, Paul Manton, Terri Ryder
Welcome by co-chair, Dustyn O’Leary
Matters arising from Minutes
Who did planting maintenance?- Woodpigeon Ltd
Motion 1: THAT the minutes of the meeting held on 29 January, 2019 and previously
circulated, be confirmed as a true and accurate record.
Moved: D O’Leary.
Seconded: J. Schollum
Carried
Treasurer’s report
Currently $2,360 in account to be used for Park when needed.
Motion 2: THAT the Treasurer’s report for the month of January, 2019 be accepted.
Moved: J. Schollum
Seconded: D. O’Leary
Carried
General Business:
(i) Slipway on wharf – concreting the mud part on the Park side of the river to aid boaters.
To be followed up with Beth next time she attends.
(ii) NX2 parking lot could be revisited at their next quarterly meeting. Possible solution to
Museum home. We could advocate to extend the Waiwera bus to Puhoi once a day.
(iii) Park fire signage – already signs around the area so legally can’t do more.
(iv) River Park Planting this year – plan for 1000 plants two planting days in July and Au-
gust. Lance to be contracted for spot spraying beforehand.
(v) Forum membership – membership now down to 17 again. Possible need to advertise –
mail drops, sandwich board, stall at market. Need a quorum to progress this.
Working groups updates:
• PPMP – Mike Swain met with group re Community Gardens, but there was not
enough manpower to advance the project at this point. Recommends that after re-
moval of perimeter fence of yards, we plant fruit trees and set up a couple of picnic
tables. No budget to provide more gravel for trails – Jenna Thompson at Council.
• Road Safety Group – Tessa Berger notes that road carpeting is an option for traffic
calming; rural speed bylaw being introduced is an opportunity to include communi-
ty feedback and input. Still working on funding for timber stops
• Heritage Museum – Jenny shared a full file on family history of the village.
• Heston cannot take on Civil Defence for area due to commitments to Scouts.
• Neighbourhood Support – 300 booklets have now been distributed to mail boxes.
• Market celebrated its 11th birthday; weather forecast didn’t encourage numbers,
Sandra Beagley won the tomato competition; a community donation was made to
the children’s choir for music printing. Church has allowed market users to park
there so signage was organised, which was successful.
No other business. Meeting closed at 8.30
NEXT MEETING
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, 26 March 2019 at 7.30pm.

Agenda For Forum Meeting 26th February at 7.30pm at The Puhoi Sports Club

PUHOI COMMUNITY FORUM
MEETING TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, 26th February at 7.30pm at
THE PUHOI SPORTS CLUB – CO CHAIRPERSONS – PAUL MANTON & DUSTYN
O’LEARY
AGENDA

  1. Confirmation of the Minutes of previous Meeting held on 29 January, 2019
  2. Matters Arising from those Minutes (not appearing on this Agenda)
  3. Treasurer’s Report for the month of January, 2019 (previously circulated) – Jenny
    Schollum
  4. General Business
    (i) NX2 parking lot as park and ride
    (ii) Signage for park users re fire risk and dogs
    (iii)Next planting dates for Park
    (iv) Forum membership
    (v) Working Groups – updates
    • Puhoi Pioneers Memorial Park
    • Road Safety Group
    • Civil Defence
    • Neighbourhood Support
    • Others
    (iv) Village market – Judith Williams
    NEXT MEETING:
    The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, 26 March 2019 at 7.30pm.

Total Fire Ban in Place Until Further Notice

 

It’s getting hot and dry out there folks, although you wouldn’t know it here at Region One HQ today, we have our jumpers on! With the conditions for fire safety rapidly declining, the call has been made to change the entire Auckland Council area to a Prohibited Fire Season [Total Fire Ban] on Monday 11 February 2019 at 0800hrs.

ALL fire permits issued during the Restricted Fire Season are suspended from Monday 11 February 2019 at 0800 until further notice.

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

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