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

Puhoi Motors COVID19 Alert Period Cover

Hi Puhoi,

we really hope you are all ok; please look after yourselves and others the best you can.
In regards to the lock down situation Puhoi River Motors Ltd has an exemption due to it providing its services to keep ‘essential services’ ( Fire appliances and pumps) on the road -I.e- we fix fire trucks.
So we can take some bookings from our customers around our essential services commitments.

  • This is by phone call/ bookings only.
  • This may change at any time.
  • Essential service work takes priority
  • No entry into the workshop is allowed- keep any physical distancing to 2 metres.
  • We will be taking extra precautions around hygiene and cleanliness- can you do the same with your car too.
  • We may struggle to source parts for your vehicle which will impact on our ability to repair them.
  • Any questions please ring Russell 021655461.
  • Any bookings ring the workshop 09 4220777
  • Stay healthy,
  • Puhoi River Motors Ltd


Post and Parcel Collection during COVID19 Alert Period

[message from Nick and Jo at the General Store]

There will still be deliveries of post to the store until further notice we will be available from 9-12 Monday to Friday for people to collect their parcels and mail from indoor P.O. Boxes

We will identify customers through the shop window we ask that customers adhere to the rules around social distancing or remain in their cars -mail and parcels will be placed on the black side deck tables and then customers can come forward and collect them once we are back inside the store.

There will be no parcel pick ups so please do not drop off any items to be sent.

Thanks regards Nick and Jo

Village Post Arrangements

The General Store is closing for the foreseable future. At this point it’s not clear whether courier and Postal deliveries will continue. Nick has said that he’ll make sure there’s someone around at the store in the mornings so if you’re waiting for a parcel delivery just ask. The post boxes will still be accessible as long as the post arrives.

Message from Our Library

Puhoi Town Library

Covid 19 – Temporary Closure

Due to the confined space within the library we are unable to comply with the social distancing measures recommended by the government and are therefore temporarily closing the library. We will review the situation fortnightly and will keep everyone informed through Judith’s Puhoi newsletter.

This decision has not been taken lightly, but as most of our visitors are tourists from outside the community the risk is higher than if we were just open to local library members.

We were initially worried about the influx of returning New Zealanders, who arrived just before Sunday 15th , who did not have to self-isolate, but we now have to worry about the estimated 80,000 still abroad who have been advised by the government to get back immediately. There are worries that self-isolation is not always being adhered to.

The advice today is for everyone is to “stay apart”.

We do not wish to leave the village devoid of reading material, so Nic has suggested that we place a few boxes of books on his top verandah for locals to fossick through. These books have originally been donated to the library by the community and had not as yet found shelf room. We are now giving them back to the community. You are not required to either return them or pay for them, just enjoy.

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