- PCF APRIL 30 2013 MINUTES
PRESENT: committee members Ruth Cunliffe, chairwoman, Hans Everts, co-chair, Sue Tisdall, treasurer, Judith Williams, acting secretary, Peter Straka, Fran Endemann; visitors Rodney Local Board member June Turner, Local Matters journalist Jannette Thompson, Sheryll and Brian Titford, John Simons, Simon Walters, Thorsten Golland, Priscilla Everts
WELCOME AND APOLOGIES: welcomed Rodney Local Board member June Turner, Local Matters journalist Jannette Thompson, Sheryll and Brian Titford, John Simons, Simon Walters, Thorsten Golland, Priscilla Everts apologies Gay Murphy, Russell Green, Kelvin Schedewy
New Puhoi Cottage Café owner Thorsten Golland described the vision which had led his family from Germany to Puhoi.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: moved Peter Straka, seconded Fran Endemann
MATTERS ARISING FROM MINUTES: none
CORRESPONDENCE IN: general rate report from Bruce Scoggins
TREASURER’S REPORT: opening balance, $322.85, April 30 balance, $237.85, wharf account, $232.79, $183.33 banked in Puhoi River Park Account as payment from Ross Tolhopf.
Correction: add $60 to March report balance
Acceptance of report moved Judith Williams, seconded Hans Everts
Approval of $30 payment to acting secretary moved Fran Endemann, seconded Peter Straka.
CLUB AND OTHER REPORTS
1. Rodney Local Board: In response to an earlier question by David Dodsworth RLB member June Turner reported the domain bridge strength was compliant, but a little filling needed to be done on one end.
Astro turf funding for the Puhoi tennis courts had been requested by Sharon Hallett from the sports club. Action: June Turner to clarify whether the bridge weight posted on the bridge was correct.
2. Puhoi Pioneers Memorial Park: Ross Tolhopf and Peter Straka had prepared a design for new stock yards on the park. Ross was ready to start on the building when the forum gave the go-ahead. Action: Peter, Hans and Ross to meet to push the matter ahead.
3. Puhoi And Districts Motorway Action Group: no report
4. Matakana Country and Coast Business Group: group representative Sue Tisdall pointed out that Waiwera came under the Puhoi business group umbrella.
5. Hall Committee: AGM May 29. Judith Williams moved thanks to the hall for running the quiz evening, seconded Sue Tisdall.
6. Sports Club: president Simon Walters reported the lodging of the tennis court surfacing funding application and the proposed reopening of the sports pitch around mid May and thanked June Turner for her support. Around 150 local people attended the recent very successful soccer away game.
7. Library Group: $195 was made from the Anzac Day display for the RSA. The library group would contribute to the Puhoi 150th Anniversary celebrations between June 15 and 30.
8. Church Properties and Cemetery: Peter Straka reported the church was ‘open for business’.
9. Puhoi Farmers Market: (report by market representative Judith Williams was attached ) Priscilla Everts described the interest in their origins showed by visitors to the Dutch stall. Brian Titford suggested the market would be improved if it provided for people wanting breakfasts.
10. Puhoi Landcare: Judith Williams described the landcare group offer to contribute to sesquicentennial celebrations with a June 23 commemorative community planting and to provide the 150th anniversary committee with trees if they wished to run a different event. Brian and Sheryll Titford would give a plaque for the planting. Brian advised people complaining of wasps on public land such as near the dray to contact Auckland Council, which had chemicals to deal with the underground nests. Action: Judith to liaise with 150th committee and Landcare over planting event
11. Puhoi Historical Society: The AGM is May 15. Subscriptions would remain at ? and would be due on that date, chairwoman Sue Tisdall said.
12. Puhoi Website: the website was proving a useful tool, the meeting was told.
13. Puhoi Rural Fire Force: Resource Consent application results had been communicated to the affected parties. Action: PCF to access the results
14. Puhoi 150th Anniversary (report by anniversary representative Judith Williams was attached)
a.unitary plan: comments by presentation attendees noted the lack of detail on rural areas, except for the impression gained from the SEAS discussion that they were ‘being locked up for the benefit and use of city dwellers’. John Simons pointed to the confusion created by apparently opposing treatment of some Puhoi heritage sites in the plan. Action. Hans Everts to further investigate relationship between Unitary Plan and Puhoi Structure Plan . Findings to be circulated to committee prior to next meeting for further discussion with view to Forum submitting feedback to Council by closing date of 31st May 5pm.
b.farewell to Morag and John Standbrook: moved Judith Williams, seconded Sue Tisdall that the PCF acknowledge the contribution made to local community life by Morag, a former forum chairwoman and Puhoi River Park sub-committee member, on the occasion of their leaving Puhoi to live at Thames. Action: invite Morag and Jonathon to attend the May 28 forum meeting for a presentation of appreciation. Action: Sue and Judith to organise, forum members to contribute to expense.
c.mail mix-up: moved Hans Everts, seconded Fran Endemann, that the forum support Mike Swain’s offer to collate cases of mail return-to-sender mix-ups to take to NZ Post. Action: Hans Everts, Gay Murphy and Ruth Cunliffe to take this up and Ruth to speak to Mike Swain and Nick Lodewyks.
d.Saleyards Road sight lines and Stop sign: John Simons alerted to the difficulty of sighting traffic approaching from the right for motorists waiting at the Saleyards – Ahuroa Roads intersection Stop sign when large vehicles were parked there, because of the positioning of the yellow stop lines there. Action: John to approach Auckland Council to deal with the problem.
e.AGM date and first 2013-2014 committee meeting: June 25 2013 Sports Club, 7pm. Subscriptions will be due on or before that date. Action: PCF officers to notify public 14 days in advance and arrange chairpersons’ and financial reports, subscription collection, nominations for independent committee members and letters of approval for club representatives.
NEXT MEETING AND CHAIRPERSON: 7.30pm Sports Club, May 28, Hans Everts
MEETING CLOSED: circa 9.45pm
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MINUTES FOR THE PUHOI COMMUNITY FORUM
PO Box 404199 PUHOI
COMMITTEE MEETING HELD AT PUHOI SPORTS CLUB
Tuesday 29 April 7 PM
CHAIRMAN – H Everts
PRESENT: H Everts, G Sorensen, S Tisdall, B Marcroft, H Beech, P Manton, H Darnell, S Rofe, F Endemann, K Balmer, B Houlbrooke (RLB), G Driver, J Simons, D Newcombe (Waipora),
A Prospese-Smith, T Schulz-Golland, B Schegula, L Smith, M Hayton, R Straka, S Hackett, S Buckley, M Bellham, T Koops, B Titford, G Donaldson, C Power, D Dodsworth
APOLOGIES: R Green, D Hay, P Straka, D Hicks
MINUTES OF LAST MEETING: Moved: P Manton 2nd: S Tisdall
Minutes of Special Meeting held 10 April Moved: T Koops 2nd: P Manton
MATTERS ARISING: J Simons pointed out that the membership fee is as stated in Minutes of 25/3/2014 a membership fee and therefore not tax deductable. Under the definition of the Charities Commission only a donation is tax deductable.
CORRESPONDENCE IN: B Houlbrooke, (RLB) re grazing lease. (filed)
CORRESPONDENCE OUT: H Everts to B Houlbrooke (RLB) re grazing lease (filed)
TREASURERS REPORT: received Moved: H Everts 2nd: P Manton
GROUP REPORTS: taken as read (circulated)
Te Araroa Walk Reaches Puhoi
H Everts welcomed Rob Wakelin to the meeting to speak to the PCF about the Te Araroa Walkway, which has now reached Puhoi. The walk begins at Remiger road, with a swing bridge and winds through to the village via the Memorial Park and onward to Wenderholm via the river and travels on. Rob spoke to the wonderful asset we have in our village, and encouraged all Puhoi residents to get involved with the walkway, inviting locals to “get to know the tourists”. 120 people have already walked through so far, and a number of people have walked the entire track, or are planning to do so, a journey which would take approximately five months, and taking in the entire length of NZ.
Puhoi Pioneers memorial Park Reserve Development Plan (RDP)
A document “Summary of Information on Proposed Puhoi Pioneers Memorial Park Reserve Development Plan” was available for circulation at the meeting.
H Everts welcomed Rodney and Shelly to the meeting. This proposed plan will guide the development of the Puhoi Pioneers Memorial Park (PPMP). It is envisaged that the RDP will exist beneath the RMP but adopt the objective and polices of the Reserve Management Plan. Goals and usage of the Park in conjunction with the Te Araroa Walkway, together with the roles of the various stakeholders in the park were discussed. It is proposed that the three members of the Landcare group who are experienced in environmental management, environmental education, ecological assessment, reserve planning and recreational planning will drive the preparation of the document in close liaison with the Puhoi Community Forum, Council and the Local community.
Landcare’s role will be to undertake the following:
Consultation with the community
Consultation with the Council
Consultation with parties with interest in the Park i.e. the grazing sub-licensee, Puhoi Community Forum, Te Araroa Walkway Trust, etc.
Fieldwork (fence line mapping (current/future), walkway mapping (current/future), weed surveys, vegetation surveys, faunal surveys.
MEETING CLOSED: 8.30 PM
NEXT MEETING: 27th May 2014
CHAIRMAN: P Straka
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Congratulations to Clark, Tara and the Puhoi Property INDEPTH Wolfpack team
on an outstanding performance and victory in the ASB Chatham Cup on Anzac
Day. It was great to see such a big contingent from the club at the game and
a big thank you to everybody who turned out to support the lads. It helped
create a great atmosphere. A 2-1 victory over a side 4 divisions above them
was something they should be proud of. The next round of the cup is on May
11th, and we are really hoping for a home draw which would ideally coincide
with the Puhoi pitch being reopened. Thank you again to all of you for the
great support. It was exciting to see a Puhoi side play with such flairand
passion. For those of you who missed it, there will be another opportunity
on May 11th!
The Puhoi Centennial Hall Quiz
This year, to celebrate the
Ses suequ sisque, erm, 150th, anniversary of Puhoi there will be a ‘Roots’ theme. Come dressed as something related to your, or someone else’s, ‘roots’, or some other loose interpretation of ‘rootiness’ and you can win a prize.
Once again there’ll be a range of questions ranging from cunning brain-teasers to the downright silly. So bring along a few beers and nibbles, and of course some gold coins for the raffle.
Tickets are a measly $10 per head, and tables can be up to six.
Reserving a table is recommended as we sold out quickly last year – drop us an email at email@example.com or phone Fran on 4220835
Tables and umbrellas supplied by you the seller, set up on the footpath along Waiwera Rd
All Waiwera Residents, tell your family and friends as they might want to be part of the
fun of the morning.
Household items, clothes, books, plants, kids clothes, toys, and more
Tables set up by 8.45am
Weather: Rainy or sunny
Register your table/tables and pay $5 per table donation to WAIPORA with Stella Martin
09 4210832, Margaret Oliver phone 09 4264792, or Lyn Williams 09 4268885.
We are hoping to have a good response with two tables set up outside each property
along Waiwera Road.
What to do now:
Waiwera Village garage Sale includes residents of Weranui road, Waiwera place,
the Strand, riverhaven, rural Waiwera, lifestyle block owners as well as Waiwera road.
a successful day depends on your participation, a fun day for our community.
Make it happen!
We havent contacted any owners/residents of Waiwera road so please phone us if you do not wish to have
tables outside your property, Stella 09 4210832, Margaret 09 4264792 or lyn 09 4268885