Restricted Fire Season in Puhoi

The fire season for the Auckland mainland is changing on Friday 18 December 2020 at 08:00am.

The Auckland Region will be operating in two different zones:

  • The Auckland mainland is changing to a Restricted Fire Season – Fire by permit only
  • All the islands of the Hauraki Gulf are in a Prohibited Fire Season – Total Fire Ban, since Monday 14 December 2020.

All permits enquiries need to go through our website,, if you wish to apply for the same burn as the previous year with the same conditions, please apply for a renewal.

If you have any questions, please contact us on 0800 658 628 or email

For further information please visit our website

No fire permits will be issued during the Christmas period (from 21st December until 10th January 2020). 

The Auckland Rural District team wishes you a Merry Christmas and safe new year 2021!

Kind Regards,

Sandy Dubey

Auckland Rural – Te Hiku

Christmas Eve Carols on the Beach at Opahi Bay

Christmas Eve Carols at Opahi Bay – All Welcome

Because the rest of the Covid affected world can’t gather together this Christmas, we should really try to celebrate on their behalf, so….
Come and join your neighbours for the annual

Christmas Eve Carols
on the Beach at Opahi Bay
Thursday, 24th December 2020
Starting at 7.30pm Bring your chairs, blankets, torch or candle (though may not be needed as sunset is at 8.41pm), guitars etc… and a glass of wine or similar to tune up your vocal chords.
Please, we will need some guitar players, or ukes, or any musical instrument you care to bring along to keep us all in tune
The link for the Song sheet is print a copy or two so you can join in the singing, and come along to share in the festive spirit
For those who want to really get into the festive spirit you are welcome to join in the singing practice in the Hall on Tuesday, 22nd December at 7.30pm and/or bring along an instrument and your music too.

Download Songsheet – Opahi Bay Christmas Carols – 2020 & Beyond

Prohibited Fire Season on Gulf Islands

For your information, the Fire Season for SOME OF the Auckland region is changing on Monday 14 December 2020 at 08:00am.

The Auckland Region will be operating in two different zones:

  • The mainland remain in an Open Fire Season, until further notice- this is relative for Puhoi and Mahurangi West
  • All the other islands of the Hauraki Gulf will be in a Prohibited Fire Season [Total Fire Ban]

Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your respective DPRFO- Scott Marchant- 021427599 or myself.

Check it’s alright before you light

[please note at time of writing the restrictions will only apply the the Hauraki Gulf islands, not Puhoi]

Night Work on SH1

[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 Motorway project will be carrying out repair works for 3 nights at nights on SH1. Nightworks are planned for Tuesday 15 December to Thursday 17 December, between9:00pm and 4:00am, south of Mahurangi West Road and north of Hungry Creek Road. The work is weather dependant and may be carried out the next available evening.   For safety reasons these works will be completed under stop/go traffic management during the night. You may experience some minor delays during these works, however the project team will work hard to minimise disruptions. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding while we complete this important work.

If you have any concerns or questions about these works, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Ngā mihi 

Roslyn Prictor

NX2 Stakeholder and Communications Team

P. 0508 P2WK INFO (0508 7295 4636)  E.         W.

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

Kids Xmas Party

Attention: Parents, firstly sorry for the late reminder it has been a hectic year for all to say the least But we have prevailed and will continue with the kids xmas with a few changes.
1. Thursday 17th December 2020
2. Kids must be here by 5:30pm
3. BYO gifts named and to value $20, please drop off to pub Santa bag no later than 16th Dec, with age of child on label, So Santa can start gifting from youngest to oldest.
4. Parents please let us know how many kids coming so we have enough food.
5. Kids dinner & Mr Wippy provided.
6. SANTA here 6pm sharp!
Amego Joseph

Mahurangi Hall AGM


Friday, 4th December 2020


All Mahurangi West Community & Hall Members welcome, with a special invitation to those new to the area – come and meet your neighbours and find out what goes on in your local area and the meet the friendly people who live and play here.  The Hall AGM will be followed by a Community Shared Meal which is always great fun so even if you are unable to get to the AGM you are welcome to join in the shared meal later.
  • 6.00pm–6.45pm > Current Committee Annual Meeting
  • 6.45pm-7.00pm > Mix & Mingle – All Welcome
  • 7.00pm-7.45pm > 2020 A.G.M.
  • 7.45pm > COMMUNITY SHARED MEAL (Bring a plate to share & your drinks, cutlery & dinner plate)

Acceptance of 2019 AGM Minutes
Chairperson’s Report
Financial Report
Hall Use & Bookings Report
Building Discussions
Hall Committee Elections
General or Any Other Business

Ping Pong

Just sounding out who’d be interested in starting a table tennis evening, say once a week in the Hall or other suitable venue. A lot cleaner than walking, hopefully less sweaty than tennis and less injury prone than those funny games involving running up and down outside and grunting at each other with big balls. Good for your cognitive whatsits too according to recent studies by study people. Steve Rowsell is offering one table and hopefully we could source some more… RSVP (no commitment – just getting some numbers)

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