• Orchard Planting

    When: July 19, 2020 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
    Where: Puhoi River Park

    We’ll be planting the first fruit trees for our new community orchard – come along and give us a hand!

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  • Planting Working Bee 2

    When: August 22, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Where: Puhoi River Park

    Volunteers appreciated to continue the excellent job that the community has done planting  up the new track along the river. We’ll be taking a delivery […]

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  • Planting Working Bee 1

    When: August 8, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Where: Puhoi River Park

    Volunteers appreciated to continue the excellent job that the community has done planting  up the new track along the river. We’ll be taking a delivery […]

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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 FORUMMEETING TO BE HELD ON […]

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  • Puhoi: My Memories

    [Judith Williams, Adrian Anderson] I first started during the Covid-19 lockdown period reading an interesting old 1937 newspaper article about Puhoi, where my mother, Edith […]

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  • 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 […]

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Landing Celebration

1st Group of Bohemians landed on the banks of Puhoi River on this day in 1863

Morning –
8 am onwards.-Information desk/regulations open all day.
9.00 am – Anniversary Mass in the Church of Saints Peter and Paul, Puhoi celebrated by Bishop Patrick Dunn
and former surviving priests who served in our Parish.
10.30 am– Morning tea.
11.15 am.- Puhoi Centennial Hall – the official ceremony of welcome and opening of the celebrations.
12.30 pm.– Lunch
2 pm.
 Photographs of individual and family groups, museum and other visits to historical places.
2:45pm “Folkworks” plays for the Puhoi Bohemian dancers Af Matzlbooch, Heint af d’Nacht, and
U wenn i zu mein Moiderl Gaeih
3 to 5.00 pm- Bohemian dancing and music by the Puhoi and Ohaupo Bohemian Bands with the dudelsack

and accordians in the Hall..
Evening –
6.00 pm. –Dinner in the Puhoi Hall.
7.30 pm – Old Time Dance, Puhoi Hall “Blue Jays Band” MC. Kelvin Schedewy
Beard growing or best dressed Monte Carlo
6 pm -8.30 pm  Evening disco for up to 14 year olds in the Puhoi Sports Club.
Entry $5 and basic refreshments available in kitchen.



Honouring of Senior Descendants and Musicians

Traditional, by invitation, Honouring of Senior Descendants and Musicians midday dinner
commemorating the Bohemian Landing Day on 29th June 1863.
Visit Museum, Church, displays and visits to historic sites.
Evening – Social function/Mix and mingle at Puhoi Hotel where the Puhoi Bohemian Band will be playing.

Meet and Greet

Information desk/registrations open all day.
Puhoi Historical Society displays in the Puhoi Hall .

Schollum Family Descendents Gathering

Gathering of SCHOLLUM family descendants for a Social Function to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the
wedding of John and Elizabeth SCHOLLUM who, on the journey out from Bohemia, were married in Hamburg
on the 5th March 1863. Contact schollums47@hotmail.co.nz for further information.

The Fireside Book Group


The ‘fireside’ bookgroup was originally started as a way of helping us cope with the dim winter months by gathering around the fire in the little Puhoi Library to discuss a book.

On both counts it has rather exceeded its mandate – it now runs all year round (invalidating the ‘fireside’ epithet) and the conversation rarely stays on the book concerned. Digressing into history, psychology, politics,  village events and colourful local gossip has become something of a speciality. There’s always a warm welcome, some delicious nibbles and a few bottles of wine bought along to lubricate the intellects.

So come along and join us – not having read the book is certainly not a barrier to entry (indeed I’m pretty sure some members haven’t read the proscribed one yet;-)

We meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm (as so many groups seem to have snatched the first and last Tuesdays). Just come along and see or use the contact form below for more information.

January 20AnnieWhere The Crawdads SingDelia Owens
February 20JudithI Heard the Owl Call My NameMargaret Craven
March 20DerekOutlineRachel Cusk
April 20*** COVID BREAK ***
May 20SteveA Gesture LifeChang-Rae Lee
June 20Cat/ChrisInfidelAyaan Hirsi Ali
July 20KateLittle Fires EverywhereCeleste Ng
August 20MikeGhost WallSarah Moss
September 20JackieThe Strength of EggshellsKirsty Powell
October 20Sandra40 AutumnsNina Willner
November 20Bryan
December 20Diane
January 21Val

See a more or less accurate list of books we’ve read in previous years…

Puhoi Community Forum

The Puhoi Community Forum was established in 2005 as an Incorporated Society (see Puhoi – PCF – constitution (revised, July 2012) [PDF]) to help integrate community endeavours by representing Puhoi in wider arenas, giving a collective voice to existing groups, integrating and initiating community endeavours, and instigating and supporting worthy plans.

It does not preclude other initiatives by groups or individuals in Puhoi. It is represented by an elected committee. In recent years, the Forum collaborated with the Rodney District Council to establish the Puhoi Structure Plan which was formally adopted by the RDC in September 2010.

The Forum also formulated the Puhoi Historic Village Concept Traffic Management Plan in May 2011 to serve as a guideline for developing its traffic and transportation structure. Between 2011 and 2013 the Forum actively supported the establishment of a local link with the proposed Puhoi to Wellsford motorway extension.

In 2013 the Forum formally reassumed responsibility for managing the grazing lease in the Puhoi Pioneers Memorial Park, and is actively involved in developing the Park as a prized public amenity for use by locals and visitors.

Forum meetings are held monthly; members of the public are invited to attend and contribute to the discussion of community affairs. The Forum is currently Co-chaired by Paul Manton and Dustyn O’Leary . Reports of Forum activities are circulated to its committee members, to Puhoi residents on a local Email circulation list, and are posted here.

Puhoi Centennial Hall Committee


In 2010 we held a fancy dress party with the theme of the letter ‘P’. The whole village rose to the creative challenge with some spectacular results

Despite the rather unpromising sounding name, this group do a lot more than just look after the splendid Puhoi Centennial Hall (click for bookings). To raise funds to keep the place going, and quite often just for the fun of it, the committee organize events for the village. This includes various concerts, quizzes, garage sales, games days. Obviously this takes a fair bit of work but we promise not to commit you to endless boring meetings and we’ll be interested in any new ideas you have. The Hall makes an excellent venue for all sorts of things.

The committee meets once a month to plan its upcoming activities

Give Maria Williams a call on 0212362248.


There is a lot more to Puhoi than just a quaint village for tourists. If you talk to one of the locals you’ll hear that its the best place to live in the country. It combines the friendliness of a rural town with the get-up-and-go of being not far from (but not too near) Auckland.

If you’ve recently moved to the area, or just feel like making a contribution, there are loads of local groups that would love to have you come along.

The people of Puhoi are what make it an extraordinary place to live – come and meet us!

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