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    Kids Stuck Indoors?

    Talented local graphic designer Cheyney McDonnell is produced some delightful original colouring activities to keep them entertained when the XBox gets boring – https://designbycheyney.com/blog/

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  • Puhoi Sports Club Fishing Tournament Series

    When: September 29, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Where: Puhoi Sports Club

    On the last Sunday of the month, starting 30/9/2018 Weigh-in 3pm at the Sports Club Prize giving 4pm at the sports club Average weight Kids […]

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PERTinent Information

——– Forwarded Message ——–

[via Judith Williams]

Dear Puhoi residents and neighbours,
Please find attached the team’s first meeting minutes of the year, March 11  2020,
PERT’s origins were in August 2019 at a public gathering in the Puhoi Centennial Hall to assess interest in the formation of a core group  to build up community resilience in the case of a disaster such as bushfire, landslip or flood.
Around 10 people expressed an interest in forming a group to help the Puhoi community in preparing for and coping with such events..
Jared Rehm was appointed the Puhoi Fire Brigade’s representative on the group, now known as the Puhoi Emergency Resilience Team. The team has received welcome support from Melanie Hutton, Auckland City’s Community Resilience Manager, and members of the Mahurangi West Community Response Group, whose action plan (attached)  Puhoi is studying to learn from their experiences so that we can write our own plan.
Our first meeting (the minutes of which are referred to in today’s attachments) was held in November last year and its first public action was at the December 8  Village Twilight Market in the Centennial Hall with an information display on summer bushfire hazards.
Hopefully, the action contributed to Puhoi’s freedom from fire this recent summer!
Below is our team’s response to a call, by our librarian, Helen Darnell, for help with sandbagging, in anticipation of the flooding of our river which can sometimes occur in autumn.
While it is hard to imagine floods during this time of drought, the change of season is likely to bring rain and with it the risk of flooding in Puhoi. 
The PERT has been asked to assist the library with the provision of sandbags to be ready for use if a flood is threatened. If your property is at risk of flooding and you would like to secure some sandbags, please let me (Judith Williams) know and we will see what arrangements can be made to assist others in the community in addition to the library. 
One thing to note is that sandbags, once filled, will need to be stored in a dry place so that they don’t rot before they are needed. Storage will be a matter for each property to arrange.
Hopefully the bags will not be needed!
In the meantime, crises, national and international, seem constantly to be thrown our way these days. The best advice we, as a community-building resilience team, can give is the old, familiar one – prepare your household to withstand an emergency (there are lots of websites, from lots of organisations, including Neighbourhood Support, to help you) and look out for those neighbours and ensure they are safe.
Judith Williams PERT leader Puhoi 4220 181

Change to Road Closures in 1st Week of March

Click for Summary of upcoming closures

Dear Neighbour,

I writing to update you about night time road closure at Pūhoi.  I would like to keep you regularly updated with what we are doing and when. If you receive this email you are on my regular update list, if you don’t wish to be updated please let me know and I will remove you from my list. 

I have been in discussions with the structures team and have been able to modify the hours of road closure for the first week.

This information will not be advertised to the general public, except Pūhoi residents and others that may be affected, the SH1 signs will not change

The first week of road closures from Sunday 1 March to Thursday 5 March will now be:

Sunday – Open

Monday – Closed – 9pm – 4.30am

Tuesday –  Stop/Go only

Wednesday – Stop/Go only

Thursday – Stop/Go only

Friday & Saturday – Open

The remaining two weeks (8-19 March) the road will remain closed from Sunday to Thursday’s – 9pm-4.30am.

If there are any other changes I will let you know on a day by day basis. 

We will be at the Pūhoi community Market on Sunday if you wish to come and visit us. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. 

Ngā mihi 

Roslyn Prictor

NX2 Stakeholder and Communications Team

P. 0508 P2WK INFO (0508 7295 4636)  E. info@nx2group.com         W. nx2group.com

A. 45 Wyllie Road, Warkworth   P.  P.O Box 690, Warkworth 0941

Latest Puhoi Road Closures

This is the current road closure list for roadwork closures on Puhoi Road, with info supplied from NX2. Note that the signage boards etc. around the works may not reflect this list – as in an arrangement with NX2 they will open the road/implement stop/go when possible to allow locals to come and go when gaps in the works allow, letting us know at PuhoiNZ as frequently as possible, but they can’t keep the public signage up to date.

Fri 13 MarStop/Go10:00 AM1:30 PM
Sat 14 MarOpenall day
Sun 15 MarClosed09:00 PM04:30 AM
Mon 16 MarClosed09:00 PM04:30 AM
Tue 17 MarClosed09:00 PM04:30 AM
Wed 18 MarClosed09:00 PM04:30 AM
Thu 19 MarClosed09:00 PM04:30 AM
Fri 20 Mar
OpenAll Day
Sat 21 MarOpenAll Day
Sun 22 MarClosed09:00 PM04:30 AM
Mon 23 MarClosed09:00 PM04:30 AM
Tue 24 MarClosed09:00 PM04:30 AM
Wed 25 MarClosed09:00 PM04:30 AM
Thu 26 MarClosed09:00 PM04:30 AM

Fibre Broadband Coming To Puhoi: Nov 2020

We’ve just heard that work will hopefully be starting on the UFB rollout to Puhoi in November.

Vision stream is building the network in some other towns in Rodney – below is a list with provisional dates for the start of the work. Please note that these dates are highly susceptible to change.

Kaukapakapa Apr-20
Leigh Feb-20
Mahurangi Jan-21
Mahurangi West May-20
Muriwai Beach BUILT
Point Wells Sep-20
Puhoi Nov-20
Waiwera Jan- 21

Puhoi Road Closures

Dear Neighbour,

I writing to let  you know that there has been an update on the timings for the night-time Pūhoi Road closure.  The VMS message board on SH1 should now echo this.

The new dates have been changed to include Sunday nights and the road closure now starts at 9pm. 

I will continue to give regular update to those most affected. 

I will drop of the hard copy notification to all P.O Boxes at Pūhoi tomorrow. 

Schedule of road closures and stop/go traffic management.

Mon 24 Feb to Thur 27 Feb 2020 Stop/Go traffic management – 8.00pm – 4.30am
Sun 01 Mar to Thur 05 Mar 2020 Road Closed – 9.00pm – 4.30am
Sun 08 Mar to Thur 12 Mar 2020 Road Closed – 9.00pm – 4.30am
Sun 15 Mar to Thur 19 Mar 2020 Road Closed – 9.00pm – 4.30am

If you travel regularly during these times, we would appreciate if you could let us know in advance, so we can keep you updated. 

For those that live close to these works, I will be in contact with you shortly. 

We acknowledge the inconvenience of these works to motorists and Pūhoi residents and thank you for your understanding while we complete this important work.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our communications team via email: info@nx2group.com or our 24/7 freephone: 0508 P2WK INFO (0508 7295 4636) if you have any questions.


this coming Auckland Anniversary Weekend
Saturday, 25 January

The harbour will be alive with boats, large and small, classic, quirky and performance ready.  Watch the boats arrive on Friday night from Tangutu Point.
Get amongst it on the water on Saturday and either watch or participate in the many events.  Gather the kids and all those who are young at heart (if not body) and join in the shore events at Sullivans Bay for all the classic beach events like sand sculptures, running, swimming races, spud and spoon, dinghy races, tug or war and the ultimate in egg throwing competitions.
Then dance the night away at Scotts Landing for the Prize Giving Dance.

For full details of all events both Sailing and Shore-based and the free Regatta Shuttle Information please refer to the Mahurangi Magazine website:

9.00–9.30 am – Registrations for Classic Launch Parade. Craft depart Scotts Landing 10.15 am
9.00–11.30 am – Entries for sailing events
9.00–11 .00am – Launching of trailered boats entered in regatta, at Sullivans Bay
9.30–11.30 am – The Jane Gifford assumes her station as start boat
10 am–6 pm – In Scott Homestead: Axiomatic Landscapes and other stories of the Mahurangi
10.30 am – Classic Launch Parade—best viewed, and commentary heard, from southern half of beach
11.00 am – SHORESIDE EVENTS BEGIN—running, sack, three-legged, and spud and spoon (enter by presenting at starting line)
12.00 pm – Master of the MahurangiSailing events commence:
12.40 pm – Te Haupa Trophy
12.50 pm – Sailing dinghy classes – Frostbites, Mistrals and Zephers
1.00 pm – A-Class
1.20 pm – Mahurangi Cup, L-Class, and Traditional Spirit Trophy
1.40 pm – Mid-Century Classics – modern classics
1.00 pm–2.30 pm Sand sculpture – Divisions for under 7 years, 7 to 11 years, 12 to 16 years and adults
2.00 pm – Shore-side events resume—swimming, kayak, open (sit-on) kayak, and, possibly, dinghy, blindfold boat, lost-the-dinghy-oars, rowed inflatable etc.— and any other event suggested that seems a good idea at the time! – water run, egg throwing (enter by presenting at starting line)
3.30 pm–4.30 pm – Retrieval of trailered boats entered in regatta, at Sullivans Bay
4.00 pm – Tug-of-war
4.15 pm – Humongous annual egg-throwing competition
4.30 pm – Lolly scramble (grand finale of shore-side events)
6 pm – Prize-giving dance commences at Scotts Landing, with musicians from the West City Jazz Orchestra
8 – 8.30pm – Prize giving
8.45 pm – Prize giving dance resumes, with the full West City Jazz Orchestra resumes
11 pm – Last dance
12 am – Last run by free regatta shuttle from Scotts Landing, all the way—for those who need it—to Mahurangi West
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