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River Park Project Suggestions

The Puhoi Community Forum will be working with Auckland Council to review the River Park management plan over the next few months. They’d like to canvas some suggestions on projects that the community might like to do in the park over the next few years.

For the best chance of success, these would be small projects, within the scope of community effort and funding, rather than requiring financial input from the Council/Local Board



Some suggestions from a quick brainstorm at the last forum are listed below – please note that these are by no means definite – just to get you thinking

  1. Scouts/Playgroup building. Perhaps using/rebuilding the A&P show shed on the sports field
  2. More walking tracks. To link up with Te Araroa trail etc
  3. Wetland. Re invigorating the existing wetland area
  4. Puhoi Little Village
  5. Horses/Riding – more jumps (as at present) and a further area for riding be drained with sand and flattened off. Such an area could possibly also be used as a sports area.
  6. Music in the Park area.
  7. Mountain bike/informal BMX tracks area to help get the kids of the roads.
  8. Community gardens/orchard  this was a popular suggestion at the workshops last year

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

Go bananas

Our company has about 50 banana boxes to give away to anyone needing them
for shifting or whatever. They are currently stored at Silverdale.
Interested folk can call me on my mobile Paul Bowater 021 2527767

Bright Spark on Ahuroa Road

[via Eli DeMeulemeester]

A few weeks ago I asked Spark if and when they intend to provide cell coverage from the new tower on Woodcocks hill. I have finally heard back that ”…there are plans to upgrade next month….”
Next month being September.

Cheers & Kind Regards
Eli DeMeulemeester

[Now if we can just crawl into the 21st Century on Saleyards Rd too. Perhaps it would spoil the rustic charm  though – Ed]


Poetry in the Pub is back!

This year the Hibiscus Coast /Puhoi New Zealand Poetry Day event will be held in the Sugar Loaf Bar and Restaurant, 38 Waiwera Road.

Date: 26th August 2016

Time: 7.00 – 9.30

Door entry: $2.00

From 7 pm, readings of original and others’ poems will take place.

Readings will be interspersed with coffee, wine and food, and some poetry-based fun, for example the raffle of a poetry book, a poetry trivia game and haiku or couplet writing.

There will be a prize for an original poem, either judged, if we have the services of someone authorised to do so, or a “pot luck” prize from among the poets who presented an original poem.

Everyone with an interest in poetry is extremely welcome: this will be the fifth such event we have held, all great fun.

Please contact us if you are interested in coming, to assist with seating arrangements.

If you would like to present a poem ( your own or someone else’s) let us know so you can be added to the programme. 021483849