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

Show mapCost

$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,


Puhoi Anzac Ceremony

The official Anzac Day, Sunday, April 25 2021 commemoration ceremonies will commence at 9.30am at Puhoi’s War Memorial gates at the entrance to the Sports Club grounds.
After the Sports Grounds ceremonies, the uniformed members, followed by all our community, will parade to the Puhoi Centennial Hall with its display of military records and other district Rolls of Honour, followed by a community morning tea.
The hall will also be the default venue if rain interrupts the Sports Grounds function.
Our appreciation to the Puhoi Fire Brigade for the organisation of this event.
Roll of Honour – men who gave their lives, who left from the Puhoi area or who are descended from the Bohemian settlers
World War I World War II
Charles KROHN Cecil McCATHIE
Frederick SCHOLLUM

Quiz Night at the Hall

Quiz Night is back at the Puhoi Hall – Come join us for a great night of fun and madness! Tickets at the door, Best Dressed Team Theme Prize and more! DONT FOR GET YOUR GOLD COINS FOR OUR AWSOME RAFFLES! Book Your Team Table – Send us a private message to our Hall Facebook Page with your TEAM NAME no double ups and no special requests please, just keep it simple 😍 (number of people per team to be confirmed soon).

Fire Season Change

The fire season for the Auckland region is changing tomorrow Wednesday, 7 April 2021 at 0800am.

The Auckland Region will be operating in three different zones:

  • The mainland will be in an Open Fire Season
  • Hauraki Gulf Islands – For Waiheke, Great Barrier, Rakino, Kawau & Ponui Islands will be in a Restricted Fire Season [Fire by permit only].
  • All other islands of the Hauraki Gulf will remain in a Prohibited Fire Season [Total Fire Ban]

All permit enquiries need to go through our website, www.checkitsalright.nz   

If you have any questions, please contact us on 0800 658 628 or email Firepermit.auckland@fireandemergency.nz

For further information please visit our website www.fireandemergency.nz

Kind Regards,

Sandy Dubey

Auckland Rural – Te Hiku


0800 658 628


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For fire season and permit information check our website

Could Be Noisey

Dear Neighbour, 

To meet the project’s construction targets and minimise longer term disruption to the community, it is important that we utilise our time and resources wisely. This includes making the most of the available fine weather when we have it. To do this the pavements team are planning to work extended hours (up to 10pm) in some areas of the project on Monday to Fridays.

We will be working extended hours in designated areas on the alignment between Johnstones Hill Tunnel and Moir Hill Bridge. Work will continue periodically (as and when the weather allows)  until 10pm, in April 2021.  You may notice some noise during these works, however the project team will actively monitor this and every effort will be made to minimise disruptions.

Additionally, work on the alignment will continue over the easter holiday period in certain areas, this will allow us to make to the most of the predicted fine weather. 

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

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