A community decision will see a traditional Anzac commemoration go ahead
this April 25 in Puhoi despite a police directive to postpone the
annual event and encourage people to travel to memorial ceremonies in
larger centres such as Warkworth, Wellsford and the Hibiscus Coast.
rationale for the directive is the lack of enough police force members
to patrol Anzac ceremonies in smaller centres in the face of possible
threats to public safety following the events of March 15, when 50
Muslim worshipers were gunned down and killed at two Christchurch
mosques. Puhoi people have, however, expressed a
wish to meet as has become traditional over the past few year at the
settlement’s war memorial gates at the entrance to the Puhoi Pioneers
Memorial Park. The familiar format – a
gathering at 9am (9.30am?) Reveille, Scouts, Fire Brigade members and
other uniformed groups, a talk by a resident war history enthusiast and
the laying of wreaths will be maintained, the major difference this year
being that the organisers of the event will be the local fire brigade,
not the Puhoi Heritage Museum Society, instituters and organisers of
previous commemorations. The society will abide by the police directive not to hold a commemoration in Puhoi this year. The
annual display of war memorabilia and literature, plus an Anzac
biscuits and refreshments gathering at the historic Puhoi Library will
not be affected by these changes to the traditional routine, except for
opening times – this year from 10am to 2pm. Instead
of the usual morning tea in the community hall following the parade,
the fire brigade will be hosting the refreshments following the
traditional ceremony. People can easily find parking or walk to the
centrally-located station. “The decision to go ahead with the gathering was a community one,” says deputy fire chief Mike Donovan. by Judith Williamscommunity news provider.
Located in the heart of Historic Puhoi Village this quirky and relaxed market is a friendly affair, a place to support our local community, socialize, and listen to live music.
This month, (Sunday 31 March, 9am – 1pm) we have Five ‘n’ Dime, a North Shore based Acoustic Rock duo performing a variety of different Classic Rock in their own fun and relaxed style. And supporting artist is Sharon Burt, a young talented singer songwriter.
It is our Autumn Harvest Market this month, combined with a Car Boot Fair so treasures and bargains to be found. New stall holders and car boot bookings welcome, contact email@example.com
This is a great venue with a safe play area for the kids and free parking.
We would like to thank the Puhoi residents for abiding by the Fire Ban when it was in place,
you are aware, on Monday 11 February 2019 at 08:00am, the entire
Auckland Council area changed to a Prohibited Fire Season [Total Fire
Revision of the current conditions has resulted in the decision to return to a
Restricted Fire Season [Fire permit required] for the entire Auckland Council area,
excluding the Islands of the Hauraki Gulf, as of Monday 18 March 2019 at 08:00am. The islands of the Hauraki Gulf will remain in a
Prohibited Fire Season [Total Fire Ban].
Present: Judith Williams, Dustyn O’Leary, Sandra Beagley, Jenny Schollum, Sorrel O’Leary
Apologies: Beth Houlbrooke, Mike Swain, Tessa Berger, Paul Manton, Terri Ryder
Welcome by co-chair, Dustyn O’Leary
Matters arising from Minutes
Who did planting maintenance?- Woodpigeon Ltd
Motion 1: THAT the minutes of the meeting held on 29 January, 2019 and previously
circulated, be confirmed as a true and accurate record.
Moved: D O’Leary.
Seconded: J. Schollum
Currently $2,360 in account to be used for Park when needed.
Motion 2: THAT the Treasurer’s report for the month of January, 2019 be accepted.
Moved: J. Schollum
Seconded: D. O’Leary
(i) Slipway on wharf – concreting the mud part on the Park side of the river to aid boaters.
To be followed up with Beth next time she attends.
(ii) NX2 parking lot could be revisited at their next quarterly meeting. Possible solution to
Museum home. We could advocate to extend the Waiwera bus to Puhoi once a day.
(iii) Park fire signage – already signs around the area so legally can’t do more.
(iv) River Park Planting this year – plan for 1000 plants two planting days in July and Au-
gust. Lance to be contracted for spot spraying beforehand.
(v) Forum membership – membership now down to 17 again. Possible need to advertise –
mail drops, sandwich board, stall at market. Need a quorum to progress this.
Working groups updates:
• PPMP – Mike Swain met with group re Community Gardens, but there was not
enough manpower to advance the project at this point. Recommends that after re-
moval of perimeter fence of yards, we plant fruit trees and set up a couple of picnic
tables. No budget to provide more gravel for trails – Jenna Thompson at Council.
• Road Safety Group – Tessa Berger notes that road carpeting is an option for traffic
calming; rural speed bylaw being introduced is an opportunity to include communi-
ty feedback and input. Still working on funding for timber stops
• Heritage Museum – Jenny shared a full file on family history of the village.
• Heston cannot take on Civil Defence for area due to commitments to Scouts.
• Neighbourhood Support – 300 booklets have now been distributed to mail boxes.
• Market celebrated its 11th birthday; weather forecast didn’t encourage numbers,
Sandra Beagley won the tomato competition; a community donation was made to
the children’s choir for music printing. Church has allowed market users to park
there so signage was organised, which was successful.
No other business. Meeting closed at 8.30
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, 26 March 2019 at 7.30pm.