Treasurer’s Report – for March 2019– as previously circulated by Jenny Schollum.
(i) Working Groups – updates
• Puhoi Pioneers Memorial Park
• Road Safety Group
• Civil Defense
• Neighborhood Support
• Historic Society
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 28 May at 7.30pm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a great venue with a safe play area for the kids and free parking.