Planting Stage Complete!

[from Sorrel O’Leary]

Huge thank you to John & Karen Rehm who helped get the  last of the 2020 planting completed👍👍on the River Park walkway.
A reminder to please respect the new planting and keep your dogs on a leash at least up to the  macrocarpas. Some trees have already been destroyed by dogs, so please do keep your pets under control in this newly planted area.
River access is now after the macrocarpas, so if your dog likes a swim there are plenty of spots further along the walkway where they can access the river without damaging the new trees in at walkway entrance.

Thanks for your help as we regardd the river bank and help. Keep our river healthy! 

Puhoi Community Forum: Agenda September 2020

PUHOI COMMUNITY FORUM

MEETING TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY 29 September at 7.30pm at

THE PUHOI SPORTS CLUB – CHAIRPERSON – Dustyn Oleary with Paul Manton

AGENDA

  1. Apologies
  1. Confirmation of the Minutes of previous Meeting held on
  1. Matters Arising from those Minutes (not appearing on this Agenda)
  1. Treasurer’s Report – for August & September – as previously circulated by Jenny Schollum.
  1. Incoming Correspondence
  1. Local Board Update

General Business

  1. Volunteers evening – to recognise work done by our local volunteers
  2. Extending River Walkway using Mayoral Conservation Award funds

(ii) Working Group Updates

  • Road Safety Group
  • Puhoi Heritage Museum
  • Waiwera Valley Association
  • Puhoi Village Market
  • Civil Defense/Neighborhood Support

(iii) Miscellaneous Items

NEXT MEETING The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, 29 September at 7.30pm.

Puhoi Community Forum: Minutes July 2020

MINUTES OF THE PUHOI FORUM COMMUNITY MEETING

HELD AT PUHOI SPORTS CLUB ON 28 July commencing at 7.30pm

CO CHAIRPERSONS – PAUL MANTON & DUSTYN O’LEARY

Present: Judith Williams, Tim Holdgate (Auckland Council RLB), Karen & John Rehm, Jenny Neel, Angie Prospect-Smith, Russell Green, Scott Noyes, Beth Houlbrooke, Sheryll & Brian Titford, Mike Swain, Sandra Beagley, Sorrel O’Leary, Fern McClearn, Clinton McClean, Emma Done, Gary Browne, Chris Charles, Jenny Schollum, Paul Manton, Dustyn O’Leary, Olive Ann, Duane Garner, Tim Holdgate,

Apologies: Gavin Donaldson

Welcome

  1. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING held 30 June, 2020

Minutes have been previously circulated.

Matters arising from those minutes (not appearing on this agenda) – none.

Motion 1

THAT the minutes of the meeting held on 30 June, 2020 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.

Moved: John Rehm

Seconded: Paul Manton

Carried

2. TREASURER’S REPORT for June 2020

Treasurer’s report has been previously circulated. (previously circulated) – Jenny Schollum

Brian Carley audited books.

Income $ 60 subs and .60c interest. Total River Park accounts 16,940 Forum with $1,204 for Orchard Planting .

$405.45 to approve

Moved: Sorrel O’Leary

Seconded: Paul Manton

Carried

Motion 2

THAT the Treasurer’s report for June 2020 be confirmed as a true and accurate record

Moved:Dustyn O’Leary

Seconded: Judith Williams

Carried

3. UPDATE FROM LOCAL BOARD

  1. Local Board update. Local Board Page on Facebook etc, this is open for consultation, setting Board priorities for investment and advocacy over the next 3 years. Feedback welcome.
  2. Standard of roading which has been ripped up for installing pipes, outside library, needs to be addressed, call and complain to AT to support community.

4. Other items

Chris Charles (Auckland Council) update on District Walking, Cycling, Bridleways with Matakana Coast Trail Trust/Greenways Plan (Guest Speaker) with Gary Browne Strategy and fundraising lead. Chris has a Council role working with the Matakana Trail Trust and Rodney Local Board also Doc, ACC, AT and local landowners. The proposed trail network moves through private vineyards, AT land, council land etc, and is supported by community companies such as local planning companies, who provide services pro bono. Chris is building on Greenways work over the last few years with alignment of government, council and local players to contribute to realising the trail, creating a network of stakeholder support to create this legacy project to link all regional parks, providing a vision and a framework for different entities to engage with. Easements are put in place to ensure protection in perpetuity, and with community involvement. Economic modelling of benefit cost ratio foresees $8-9 return for every dollar invested is envisaged. Growth of cycling tourism is exciting. Delivering 50% more than other tourists, the cycling tourist is important for our economy. Every other sport is in decline in terms of membership, so it is a good area for us to invest in. Greenways plans are adopted by Local Board who refer to them for subdivision developments, for example to encourage provision of construction of connections as part of developments. The proposed walking and cycling experience between WW / Matakana and up to Mangawhai and Puhoi has a 3.5 m wide gradient 2-3, so provides a high level of accessibility and is to be integrated with public transport, strategic planning for parking, toilets, water infrastructure, cleaning stations, biosecurity protocols, boardwalks.

  • Point Wells is now finalised and at the fund raising stage.
  • The subdivision developers with Asian Pacific Industries and Regional Parks to the north of Pakiri is developing trail in that area.
  • Puhoi Mangawhai trail is envisage as a100km corridor with an additional 150km ancillary trails. Northern Alliance has 750 km trails in Northland.
  • Overall, with 1000 km of total trail network, 750,000 annual uses are expected, with the usual spinoffs for tourism.

Chris and Grant took questions after the meeting regarding their proposal to bridge Te Muir Creek and what provision is being made to provide parking infrastructure for this number of riders and walkers.

5. GENERAL BUSINESS

  1. Life membership of $150 proposal.

Moved: Paul Manton

Seconded: Dustyn O’Leary

Carried

(ii) Road control and traffic control by NX2 road closures of Puhoi Road

(iii) Auditor for annual Forum financial report see above

WORKING GROUPS UPDATES

  • PPMP – Community Orchard planting report see attached. 8th August, infill planting of first planting. Paul spoke with Kevin Jones on Farm Park, now fertilised, gorse control and fencing on the agenda. Paul is to spray gorse on walkway ahead of planting. Council bought spray pre Covid, spraying calendared for Spring. Proposal from pubic for memorial trees, with plaques as a fundraising venture. Show of hands, most in favour. Sports club will move the pavilion when weather improves and ground firms.
  • Road safety group – no funding available; now planning fundraising events, around $5,000 for bollards for materials, fees to Council for encroachment, AT stated support. Memorial bollards suggested by Paul.
  • Puhoi Community Response – PERT need a chance to process Covid
  • Puhoi Heritage Museum – Forum letter of support, notice in 2023 160 years Convent School building will be 100 years, celebrations for these events, and hope that the building will be renovated by then.
  • Puhoi Library – Church and Library are being renovated. Pilfered firewood now have chained box on riverside for this, donations of firewood sought. Paul will donate.
  • Puhoi Village Market – end of Sept.
  • Sports Club – window treatments, carpets, etc are coming Jess Handlon no longer catering, new caterers starting this Thursday. Open 4 days a week, band night on 29th, fundraise, community open weekend aimed at families. Removal of trees, lights outside, cordoning off carpark area, painting.
  • Waiwera AGM Facebook page.
  • Fire Brigade 13 members, call rates down over winter, new appliance in the next month. Business as usual.

Meeting closed at 8.40 pm

NEXT MEETING

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, 29 September at 7.30pm.

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Puhoi Community Forum 30 June 2020: Agenda

[Apologies for not publishing this earlier as I missed the attachment of Sorrel’s email earlier in the month]

PUHOI COMMUNITY FORUM
MEETING TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, 30 June, 2020 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, 2020
  2. Matters Arising from those Minutes (not appearing on this Agenda)
  3. Treasurer’s Report for 2020 (previously circulated) – Jenny Schollum
  4. General Business
    (i) Community ecological volunteering safety plans from Council
    (ii) Planting date early August for PPMP
    (iii) Fruit tree purchase for PPMP
    (iv) Planting assistance for John Rehm in June
    (v) Auditor for annual Forum financial report
    (vi) Gravel to top of trailhead on loop track
    (vii) Materials/volunteers for fixing steps on loop track
    (viii) Community orchard working bee/dates/volunteers
    (ix) Forum submission for toll road
    (x) Working Groups – updates







    PPMP
    PERT
    Road Safety Group
    Historical Society
    Library
    Village market
    Others
    NEXT MEETING:
    AGM at 7.30pm.
    The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, 28 July 2020 after the

Puhoi Forum Meeting Cancelled for March

Dear Forum Members,

In order to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 and ensure the continued good health of our community the Co-Chairs of the PCF have decided to cancel this months meeting, scheduled for Tuesday 31st March.  We will be assessing the ongoing situation with regards to this illness and will update the community regarding the April meeting as soon as possible.  Community information will be shared meanwhile through monthly updates via email.

Kind Regards

Dustyn & Paul

PCF Co-Chairs

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