We need YOU!!!

We need YOU!!! 🚨
Puhoi Volunteer Fire Brigade needs more people to help us to keep our community safe. Come to our Open Night on Monday 5 July at Puhoi Fire Station from 7-9pm to find out more about volunteering with us. We need all sorts – so come on down!
– Discover what it takes to volunteer 🚒
– Find out about the different roles available 👩‍🚒👨‍🚒
– Hear about the training and new skills you’ll learn 👂
– Learn about the benefits our volunteers receive 💝
– Meet the crew 👋
We look forward to meeting you!

Free Hall Hire Opportunity

Have you got a community idea, event, gathering, opportunity that you could use the hall for? This could be something like Dance Classes, Jumble Sale, Kids Disco, Open Mic, Art Exhibition, Table Tennis, Yoga, Art & Craft and Live Music.You could be an organisation, an individual or group that has a great idea for something special and need a venue, while at the same time help us increase our hall society membership of at least 10. The Puhoi hall is paying it forward by offering FREE HALL HIRE, all you need to do is apply in writing to the committee with the following information.1. Tell us about you, your organisation, or group.2. How will free hall hire benefit you?3. How will it benefit the wider community?4. How will you go about making it a success?5. What do you hope to achieve by having this event?6. How do you propose to increase our membership?7. When you hope to be able to use the hall?We are looking for something that we feel meets the needs of the community, this could be a one-off event or a series of smaller events and will benefit as many people as possible. Hall membership is $10 per family or household, and could be added to any fee you choose to charge attendees of your event or stall holders etc.A successful applicant will be decided by the hall committee, the booking date and times will be made by our booking officer by mutual agreement with the successful applicant. Bond payment and our usual T&C will still apply.Send your application letter to puhoihall@gmail.com Applications close on July 31st.

Te Muri Crossing Community Drop-in Day

Te Muri Crossing Community Drop-in Day
Mahurangi West Hall, July 3rd 2021, 1000-1600 hrs
Your chance to meet and talk informally with Mahurangi Coastal Trail Trust trustees and Auckland Council Parks Leadership team about plans for both the Te Muri Crossing and Mahurangi Coastal Trail Project running through Mahurangi and Te Muri Regional Parks.
At 1100hrs, Craig Davis, of Davis Coastal Consultants, will give an illustrated presentation on the challenges of designing and building a crossing which meets aesthetic, engineering, environmental and regulatory standards. Craig will also outline progress to date and future steps.
After the presentation trustees and Parks staff will be available to talk about the crossing and the Mahurangi Coastal Trail Project.
Coffee and tea will be available throughout the day.
Nau mai, haere mai.

Pioneer’s Commemoration

And, on Tuesday, June 29, Feast of Sts Peter and Paul, patrons of our Puhoi church, and commemoration of the landing of our pioneer ancestors, there will be 11.00 a.m  Mass, followed by wreath laying at the landing stone approx. 12 midday.
Doubtless, after that the same afternoon, some of us Bohemian pioneer descendants will find ourselves down at the hotel doing the usual elbow-bending, and, hopefully, there will be some music as well!

Puhoi Heritage Museum Open Day

we are having an open day at the Puhoi Hall to celebrate 158 years since the arrival of the first Bohemian Settlers
• Commencing at 10.30 a.m.
• Bring your own food and refreshments
• Open stage for any musicians that would like to play
• Display by Puhoi Bohemian Dancers at 1.30pm
• Intending to be here for the day? Book a table if you wish.
• No charge, but there will be a raffle to cover costs and we will gladly accept donations
Tea and Coffee Provided
For further information
Please contact the Puhoi Heritage Museum
Phone 09 4220 852 or Jenny S, Mobile 0272110316

Puhoi Road Closure

[Via NX2]
The full list of upcoming works is at Latest Road Closures For Motorway Related Works Update for Puhoi

Dear Neighbour

The Ara Tūhono – Pūhoi to Warkworth team is planning to start work on resealing part of Pūhoi Road/intersection under the Arawhiti ki Pūhoi viaduct in June, in preparation for constructing the new motorway’s on and off ramps. For safety reasons and to minimise the disruption to the travelling public, the work will be carried out at night and will require the road to be closed.

Night-time road closure – Pūhoi Road

A small section of Pūhoi Road will be closed for up to eleven nights, from Tuesday 08 June 2021 to Thursday 24 June 2021, between 9.30pm and 4am, (no work will take place on Friday and Saturday nights). Signposted detours and traffic management will be in place. Please note the dates are weather dependent and may be postponed if necessary.

We will keep you updated if anything changes, or the weather allows the road to stay open. The traffic management team may set up road cones and signage from 7pm, but Pūhoi Road will not be closed until 9.30pm. You will be able to travel through the area until this time.  During the Pūhoi Road closure, signposted detours will be in place. As the detours will add a considerable amount of time to your journey, we encourage you to take care and plan your travel for outside the closure hours, where possible.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our communications team if you have any questions.

Warm regards,

Roslyn Prictor

NX2 Stakeholder and Communications Team

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Judith’s Puhoi Newsletter 15th May 2021

Dear residents of Puhoi and friends of our community,Please find attached below some Neighbourhood Support news, the latest Puhoi Heritage Museum newsletter and news of the passing of Brian Carley, whose daughter, Beth Houlbrooke, is well known to Puhoians for her role as former head of the Rodney Local Board and sometimes board representative on our Puhoi Communuty Forum.
R.I.P BRIAN CARLEYCARLEY, Brian Joseph. 9 December 1927 – 9 May 2021 Dearly loved husband for 67 years of Moira (nee Bowen). Devoted father to Roxanne (deceased), Clare, Gerard (deceased), Ruth and Terry Mills, Sara and Pulung, Beth and Barry Houlbrooke, and Bruce. Grandfather to eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. In lieu of flowers, donations to Family Life International NZ, BNZ 02-0248-0211768-00, would be gratefully received. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at Holy Name Catholic Church, Alnwick Street, Warkworth, on Monday 17 May at 11.00 am. Well done thou good and faithful servant.
A very busy Beth found time to send me these brief notes on the life and career of her father, which I had requested – my appreciation, Beth – plus a further note on the role her father (and mother) have played in the northern end of our Warkworth- Puhoi Catholic Parish.LIFE AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF BRIAN CARLEY

Chartered Accountant

Father of seven children

Married to Moira for 67 years

Former resident of Epsom, Te Atatu and Hobsonville

Warkworth resident for 21 years

Past District Governor and multi-award winning member of Lions International since 1964

Knight of the Southern Cross

Trustee of multiple charitable trusts

He loved the outdoors and nature

His interests were tramping, snow skiing, boating, sailing, fishing, waterskiing, scuba diving, and reading.

Part time resident of Campbells Beach (Takatu) for 61 years
“It was during all our summer weekends and holidays that dad attended Holy Name parish until they moved here permanently,” Beth says.


Attached below is the latest issue of the Puhoi Heritage Museum’s regular monthly update, including a fascinating item on the former Schollum house removed by motorway works from its old site to the north of the State Highway 1 bridge and now beautifully restored by its new owners, also Schollums, on their Pukapuka farm.But, most heart wrenching for me was the 1872 letter from old Caspar Plescher to his son, Vincent, on the latter’s migration to New Zealand, giving news of the old friends and relatives left behind in the Bohemian homeland. This, surely, would be guaranteed to make the tears flow on its receipt.Please take especial note of the notice of the Puhoi Heritage Museum Society’s Annual General Meeting, directly below, with our gratitude to the museum society for ensuring the continuation of the history of our Bohemian ancestors.
Puhoi Heritage Museum AGM Sunday 30th May 2.00 p.m. in Museum Records Room.

And welcome to new residents  Sean McKinney and Kathryn Piper of  59 Lenzen Road – hope you are settling in well.

And , especially since the Puhoi Village Market is in recess now until  September, please keep in mind our fortnightly produce swap (no money involved) at 4pm at the band Rotunda reserve. Tomorrow, Sunday, May 16, is the next one. People bring along almost anything produced and tradeable – preserves, plant books, fruit, eggs, seedlings, indoor plants – I came away with some sugarcane plants – do you think they will survive in our climate?

And here’s a plug for our Mahurangi West neighbours and a lovely fundraising function they are organising for the end of this month to support their Te Muri crossing initiative.

Te  Muri  Crossing High  Tea  at Tu  Ngutu  Villa

30 May 2021



 Sunday 30 May 2021, 2.00pm – Sunday 30 May 2021, 5.00pmWhere

Tu Ngutu Villa, 106 Ngārewa Drive, Mahurangi, Auckland

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$80pp includes drinks and refreshmentsBookings



Cimino Cole


027 462 4872

Distinguished Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, inaugural chief science adviser to a New Zealand prime minister, is guest of honour.

Sir Peter will give a short talk about the challenges that New Zealanders face in democratically choosing an informed, sustainable future, and the role of the coastal trail.

Mahurangi Coastal Trail  will ultimately connect from Waiwera to Waipū, link 1000 contiguous coastal hectares of Mahurangi regional parkland and form the first, sublime, non-urban section of Te Araroa north of the metropolis.


Every blessing of health, safety and happiness to the members and friends of our Puhoi community,

Your loving neighbour,

Judith Williams

Puhoi news communicator,


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