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    Kids Stuck Indoors?

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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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Puhoi Village Market

Located in the heart of Historic Puhoi Village. Come & savour fresh local produce and crafts in a relaxed and friendly setting. While you sit and listen to the live music and enjoy the laid back Puhoi atmosphere, the kids can burn off some energy in the safe play area alongside.

We have a great variety of stalls ranging from our vibrant community stall, which offers local seasonal produce, to fresh roasted coffee, freshly baked bread, eggs, local honey, olive oil, boutique sausages, hand made soaps, delicious food to eat at the Market or to take home, organic seedlings, native plants, beautiful art and crafts and much more.

Why not make a day of it after visiting the market and head to the Puhoi Pub, Art of Cheese Cafe or Puhoi Cottage Tearooms for lunch.
Or maybe hire a canoe from Puhoi River Canoes and explore the Puhoi River down to Wenderholm Regional Park.

This quirky, friendly Market is on the last Sunday of each month, 9.00am to 1.00pm. Free parking available. Hope to see you all there.
 

Possible Delays at SH1 Junction

There will be an early morning  concrete pour happening on Tuesday 21st January at our Pūhoi bridge site (Pier B) for the headstock structure. This is near our SAP 9 entrance, just north of Pūhoi Road.  The pour will start at 4am and last approximately seven hours,  staff will be on site earlier than this to set up.  Works will be modified to comply with night noise limits.

 

With the summer season in full swing we are making the most of the fine weather and moving as much dirt as we can, there’s  a lot of work happening at the moment in the South.  From the work happening near the Johnstones hill tunnels, Billings Road to Pūhoi and all the way to Mahurangi West Road.  We are moving and smoothing the earth as fast as we can getting it ready for pavements (roading surface) to be put down. 

 

On top of that we have our structures team working hard on the bridges in Okahu and Pūhoi, you can really see the progress now which is quite exciting.  The team have started lifting the large beams/girders onto the Okahu bridge, they still have a few more lifts to go before they start on the deck/roading surface on top.

There are two more Headstocks to pour at the Pūhoi site with the one (as above on the 21st Jan) being the first one, the will pour the last headstock approximately a week later.  I will notify you closer to the time this happens. 

 

Lifting of the girders onto the Pūhoi bridge is also happening soon, and one of the first girders to be lifted on top will span over the top of Pūhoi road.  There are four 44meter beams to lift into place over Pūhoi Road, so as you can imagine this will take some time and careful planning to complete.  The lifts are also very weather dependant as there can’t be too much wind when the lifting happens. There is also lots of other work that needs to happen like bracing the girders, and a bit later on placing the deck panels and concreting the deck on top. 

 

For safety reasons, the placing /lifting of the girders will require a temporary closure of Pūhoi Road (between SH1 and Pūhoi Close) for a few hours at a time (detours will be in place).  This will happen at night between the hours of 9.30pm and 4.30am and is due to start around mid February.  The Pūhoi Road/SH1 intersection will be busy over the next couple of months so please slow down when coming around this corner. There will be Stop/Go traffic management in place for a while, predominately at night time, to allow us to work on the bridge safely.  There will be no works on Friday or Saturday nights. 

 

Dates have not been confirmed yet so this is just a heads up that its in the pipe line, I will send out an official notification closer to when it happens and talk more to those that this may affect.  If you are active or know of others that travel at this time (9.30pm and 4.30am)  I’d love to know ahead of time so I can keep those that need to know regularly updated.  Provisions have been made so emergency services are still able to get though during road closure times. 

 

If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

Kind regards

Roslyn Prictor

NX2 Stakeholder and Communications Team

  1. 0508 P2WK INFO (0508 7295 4636)E. info@nx2group.com         W. nx2group.com
  2. 45 Wyllie Road, Warkworth P.  P.O Box 690, Warkworth 0941

The Slowater Band Plays The Tahi

Come and support your local Celtic Band playing at the great Tahi Bar in Warkworth

The Slow Water Band – plays a wide range of Irish and Scottish music, combining the sounds of guitar, fiddle, whistles, flute, bass, bodhran, accordion, and vocals with a touch of Celtic magic.

 

Alan Wagstaff – guitar & vocals

James Douglas – flute & drums,

Konrad Mittermeier – bass

Stan Bolton – fiddle

Ruth Wagstaff – whistles & bodhran

Steve Cope – accordion

 

Visit our Facebook page for a sneak peek:

https://www.facebook.com/SlowWaterBand/

  

Fire Brigade Update: Jan 2020

Hi Puhoi, As you will all probably know by now the siren has been reinstated and goes off with our pagers.  It is set to sound off twice per call- so if our second unit is required it will go off again- twice. Just a reminder the siren is solely to alert us to a callout -it’s not for Civil Defence purposes or any other reason.
And its meant to be silenced at night time-yet to be tested- apologies in advance if the timer settings aren’t quite right…………
We are now in a Restricted Fire Season so you will need a permit if you want to have a fire – please use this website- www.checkitsalright.nz  
That said think twice about lighting a fire at the moment even if you do have a permit- if we consider it dangerous we will most likely extinguish it.
Our call rate is about normal for this time of year, with only one MVA ( motor vehicle accidents ) which is surprising considering the traffic flows on our roads.
We have attended a couple of scrub/wildfires recently- nothing more than normal but as we would all be aware they have the potential to turn nasty in this wind- remember the faster we are called- 111- the better outcomes we have. We have had several instances of responding to calls out of our immediate area into either Silverdale, Warkworth, Riverhead, Okura  for the very reason of getting on top of the fire asap, as well as our specialist 4 x4 smoke chaser being needed- not to mention our trained crew that brings its wildfire fighting skills to the job!
Some of our Puhoi Fire crew went to Australia last year to assist in the mammoth task over there and we have more crew going this year- while all the time keeping enough crew to respond to our own calls in and around Puhoi and any large National fires that might occur and need manpower- currently preparing crew for Napier if needed.
The Australians are certainly in our thoughts as they cope with such devastating fires and conditions.
We appreciate the ongoing support of Puhoi and the surrounding communities. Remember to please be patient if the road is blocked- we are doing our best to get it reopened as soon as we can.
Last but not least- the new Westpac helicopter is a totally different machine to its predecessor- if it lands near you please DO NOT approach it- it has a low rotor swing that can be fatal.

Regards,
Russell.
Chief Fire Officer- Puhoi
021655461
0272934043

Motorway Work: Take Care on Thursday Jan 9th

Good afternoon,

Happy New year and welcome to 2020. I hope you had an enjoyable holiday break. 

Last year I mentioned that our structures team would be installing panels at the Arawhiti ki Pūhoi bridge at Abutment G (south side of Pūhoi Road).  

Due to the unfavourable weather we had that week some of this work was delayed and the last four panels need to be installed.  The process will be the same as last year.

On the Thursday 9 January for safety reasons, a stop/go will be in place at the beginning of Pūhoi Rd when the crane is working and the trucks are turning into our SAP10 entrance. This will happen intermittently, as and when required only. A crane will arrive on site at approximately 6.20am but works won’t start until after 9.00am. 

Please slow down and take care when turning into Pūhoi Road from SH1 as there may be a stop go in place during this time. 

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

Kind regards

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

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