Catering Opportunity

Puhoi Sports Club.

The committee is seeking expressions of interest from suitable persons to operate and run the kitchen facilities at the Puhoi Sports Club.

All applicants must meet any requirements of the Food Act 2014 as necessary or be willing to get these, have a suitable Food Control Plan to use or belong to a National Programme as required.

All applicants must hold a current Public Liability Insurance Policy.

Inspection of the facilities is encouraged where we can describe the clubs requirements in more detail.

Currently the club is open on Fridays for club members for soccer training and has the potential to open other nights throughout the year for other social events.

Private Functions are held throughout the year where a caterer is required as well.

The committee encourage the caterer to make use of the facility and run events on their own initiative.

If any of the above interest you please contact;

Club President; Ian Boothroyd

Russell Green 021655461

Shifty Characters Around

[via Sorrell]

Just letting you know that Wendy English called to advise us that there are shifty characters about – the same ones that stole our tree ladder two years ago. Group of Samoan men driving up to houses and asking if people want tree work done. Basically casing out homes for burglaries. White double cab ute, Wendy has the rego, but can’t get through to police. We just want to let people know. I tried to get hold of Judith so she could spread the word, but no luck. Perhaps a word of caution in the newsletter?

Storm update | Wind warning for Auckland region

More severe weather is likely to hit the Auckland region in the next 24 hours and Aucklanders are urged to be prepared.

The intense weather is not over yet and high winds are expected to hit the region tomorrow morning, bringing further disruption.

High winds may bring trees and powerlines down. Power companies are already managing some outages and are on standby for tomorrow.

Heavy rain and strong winds are forecast to return to the region between about 7am and 2pm, give or take.

The worst of the wind and rain should occur around noon or in the early afternoon and localised gusts of 120 km/hr are possible.

“In addition, there is a low risk of small tornadoes in coastal locations

What does this mean for you?

· Secure outdoor furniture and items

· Have a torch and battery-operated radio handy in case of power outages

· Avoid travel if possible. If you must go out, drive to the conditions – look out for debris and never drive through floodwater

· Bring pets inside overnight

· Consider closing curtains if windows may be broken by trees or debris

· Look out for neighbours and check on any that need help.

If life or property is at risk, call 111. If you experience stormwater issues or trees down on public land, call Auckland Council on (09) 301 0101. Council and emergency services are experiencing high call volumes so please be patient or call again later if your matter is not urgent.


Watercare urges Aucklanders to reduce water use

Water treatment at Watercare’s Ardmore plant has been slowed down to manage the amount of silt coming into the plant in water from its dams. As a result, Watercare is asking Aucklanders to reduce their water use by 20 litres (two buckets) per day. Read more on Watercare’s website.

Keep The Wheels on the Bus Going Round and Round: Bus Driver Needed

Bus Driver:

Monday – Friday, 14 hours per week, term time only.  Morning Run: Puhoi to Ahuroa (7.30-8.00am).  Afternoon Run : West Coast Rd loop (2.30-3pm), Ahuroa to Puhoi (3pm-3.30pm) $20/hour.  A current  P endorsement an advantage – however school willing to pay for this if necessary.

Our bus is a 29 seater, so relatively small. Can be driven on a Class 1 car license.

All enquiries to Michelle via email: 

Michelle Nell

Local Muscle Needed

Person required for labouring work on Puhoi Property (weather dependant) approximately 5-8 hours a week.

Duties would include upgrading the lifestyle block of 26acres, in the form of digging for fruit trees to be planted, removing rubbish, other digging for shallow drainage, general duties which come up with one who does this work could include cleaning stock yards, weed spraying, weedeating, mowing front lawns etc etc.

The person must have done general outside work like lifting etc to be fit for the required work which would be $20 and for the right person could become a casual job negotiable  between both parties.

I would prefer the applicant to work during the week but may compromise for some weekend work.

Email or ring Diane on 094220617 or txt 0274661103

Passing On The Arty Baton

Is anyone in the village interested in organizing the Art Show this year? Jenny and I have done the bulk of the admin work for last few years, but it would be nice to hand it on to someone else in the village with an arty bent. There a lots of people around who help out, and it’s currently penciled in to run in the hall at the end of November…if interested please email me or ph.4220478

Snail on Road

Hi all,

I am “expecting” a relocatable house to be transported to our land in Ahuroa Valley Rd, Thursday [postponed from Wednesday] night. This may cause some disruption/holdups for early workers especially those who travel over the glorious hill in between Ahuroa and Puhoi, the house movers have told me they are meant to be off the road by 5.00am, but i have heard, and am beginning to discover myself, that house movers aren’t particularly reliable or timely. So as a heads up, they may be on the roads later than 5.00am . This move has been scheduled for the last five weeks and they keep pushing it back, i didn’t want to post until I had a definite date, and i have just had a call from them saying tomorrow or the next night. I hope this doesn’t cause too much disruption for anyone, and i hope i’m not writing the same message in two weeks time.

Please if anyone needs to ask anything, post here or call me 02108184709


Help! – Wallet Lost In Puhoi On Anzac Day

We thought it might be in the library, but no joy (thanks ladies;-) The wallet is small green and made of leather. It has bank cards and drivers license inside, these are in my wife’s name which is Xia Guo. Her email address and phone number are also in the wallet.
Garry Braithwaite

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