Change to Road Closures in 1st Week of March

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Dear Neighbour,

I writing to update you about night time road closure at Pūhoi.  I would like to keep you regularly updated with what we are doing and when. If you receive this email you are on my regular update list, if you don’t wish to be updated please let me know and I will remove you from my list. 

I have been in discussions with the structures team and have been able to modify the hours of road closure for the first week.

This information will not be advertised to the general public, except Pūhoi residents and others that may be affected, the SH1 signs will not change

The first week of road closures from Sunday 1 March to Thursday 5 March will now be:

Sunday – Open

Monday – Closed – 9pm – 4.30am

Tuesday –  Stop/Go only

Wednesday – Stop/Go only

Thursday – Stop/Go only

Friday & Saturday – Open

The remaining two weeks (8-19 March) the road will remain closed from Sunday to Thursday’s – 9pm-4.30am.

If there are any other changes I will let you know on a day by day basis. 

We will be at the Pūhoi community Market on Sunday if you wish to come and visit us. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. 

Ngā mihi 

Roslyn Prictor

NX2 Stakeholder and Communications Team

P. 0508 P2WK INFO (0508 7295 4636)  E.         W.

A. 45 Wyllie Road, Warkworth   P.  P.O Box 690, Warkworth 0941

Latest Road Closures For Motorway Related Works Update for Puhoi

Latest Road Closures For Motorway Related Works Update for Puhoi

This is the current road closure list for roadwork closures and works , with info supplied from NX2. Note that the signage boards etc. around the works may not reflect this list – as in an arrangement with NX2 they will open the road/implement stop/go when possible to allow locals to come and go when gaps in the works allow, letting us know at PuhoiNZ as frequently as possible, but they can’t keep the public signage up to date.

Monday, October 05, 2020SH1 Completely closed at tunnels09:00:00 PM05:00:00 AM
Sunday, October 11, 2020Johnstones Tunnels Nthbound Closed, stop/go09:00:00 PM04:00:00AM
Monday, October 12, 2020Johnstones Tunnels Nthbound Closed, stop/go09:00:00 PM04:00:00AM

Fibre Broadband Coming To Puhoi: Nov 2020

We’ve just heard that work will hopefully be starting on the UFB rollout to Puhoi in November.

Vision stream is building the network in some other towns in Rodney – below is a list with provisional dates for the start of the work. Please note that these dates are highly susceptible to change.

Kaukapakapa Apr-20
Leigh Feb-20
Mahurangi Jan-21
Mahurangi West May-20
Muriwai Beach BUILT
Point Wells Sep-20
Puhoi Nov-20
Waiwera Jan- 21

Puhoi Road Closures

Dear Neighbour,

I writing to let  you know that there has been an update on the timings for the night-time Pūhoi Road closure.  The VMS message board on SH1 should now echo this.

The new dates have been changed to include Sunday nights and the road closure now starts at 9pm. 

I will continue to give regular update to those most affected. 

I will drop of the hard copy notification to all P.O Boxes at Pūhoi tomorrow. 

Schedule of road closures and stop/go traffic management.

Mon 24 Feb to Thur 27 Feb 2020 Stop/Go traffic management – 8.00pm – 4.30am
Sun 01 Mar to Thur 05 Mar 2020 Road Closed – 9.00pm – 4.30am
Sun 08 Mar to Thur 12 Mar 2020 Road Closed – 9.00pm – 4.30am
Sun 15 Mar to Thur 19 Mar 2020 Road Closed – 9.00pm – 4.30am

If you travel regularly during these times, we would appreciate if you could let us know in advance, so we can keep you updated. 

For those that live close to these works, I will be in contact with you shortly. 

We acknowledge the inconvenience of these works to motorists and Pūhoi residents and thank you for your understanding while we complete this important work.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our communications team via email: or our 24/7 freephone: 0508 P2WK INFO (0508 7295 4636) if you have any questions.

Fire Brigade Update: Jan 2020

Hi Puhoi, As you will all probably know by now the siren has been reinstated and goes off with our pagers.  It is set to sound off twice per call- so if our second unit is required it will go off again- twice. Just a reminder the siren is solely to alert us to a callout -it’s not for Civil Defence purposes or any other reason.
And its meant to be silenced at night time-yet to be tested- apologies in advance if the timer settings aren’t quite right…………
We are now in a Restricted Fire Season so you will need a permit if you want to have a fire – please use this website-  
That said think twice about lighting a fire at the moment even if you do have a permit- if we consider it dangerous we will most likely extinguish it.
Our call rate is about normal for this time of year, with only one MVA ( motor vehicle accidents ) which is surprising considering the traffic flows on our roads.
We have attended a couple of scrub/wildfires recently- nothing more than normal but as we would all be aware they have the potential to turn nasty in this wind- remember the faster we are called- 111- the better outcomes we have. We have had several instances of responding to calls out of our immediate area into either Silverdale, Warkworth, Riverhead, Okura  for the very reason of getting on top of the fire asap, as well as our specialist 4 x4 smoke chaser being needed- not to mention our trained crew that brings its wildfire fighting skills to the job!
Some of our Puhoi Fire crew went to Australia last year to assist in the mammoth task over there and we have more crew going this year- while all the time keeping enough crew to respond to our own calls in and around Puhoi and any large National fires that might occur and need manpower- currently preparing crew for Napier if needed.
The Australians are certainly in our thoughts as they cope with such devastating fires and conditions.
We appreciate the ongoing support of Puhoi and the surrounding communities. Remember to please be patient if the road is blocked- we are doing our best to get it reopened as soon as we can.
Last but not least- the new Westpac helicopter is a totally different machine to its predecessor- if it lands near you please DO NOT approach it- it has a low rotor swing that can be fatal.

Chief Fire Officer- Puhoi

Motorway Work: Take Care on Thursday Jan 9th

Good afternoon,

Happy New year and welcome to 2020. I hope you had an enjoyable holiday break. 

Last year I mentioned that our structures team would be installing panels at the Arawhiti ki Pūhoi bridge at Abutment G (south side of Pūhoi Road).  

Due to the unfavourable weather we had that week some of this work was delayed and the last four panels need to be installed.  The process will be the same as last year.

On the Thursday 9 January for safety reasons, a stop/go will be in place at the beginning of Pūhoi Rd when the crane is working and the trucks are turning into our SAP10 entrance. This will happen intermittently, as and when required only. A crane will arrive on site at approximately 6.20am but works won’t start until after 9.00am. 

Please slow down and take care when turning into Pūhoi Road from SH1 as there may be a stop go in place during this time. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Kind regards

Roslyn Prictor

NX2 Stakeholder and Communications Team

P. 0508 P2WK INFO (0508 7295 4636)  E.         W.

A. 45 Wyllie Road, Warkworth   P.  P.O Box 690, Warkworth 0941

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