High on A Hill Was A Lonely Goat(herd)

Hi, I’m Jumbo the goat. I recently lost my partner and I’m feeling a bit lonely. If anyone can help me find a friend I’d be so grateful as life in my field is a little bleak at the moment.

I enjoy climbing and outdoor, pursuits. I’m solvent and have my own, well stocked, home

Phone Sally Brown on 0210683721 if you can help me

The Sun Will Be Shining – Come Along and Support Your Village Market!

Got an overflow of stuff. Want to declutter for the new year? Book a spot for your car now.
Some great bargains found amongst car boot sales for the buyers.

Music this month is performed by ‘Otherwise Fine’ with Mark (guitar and vocals) and Cindy (fiddle and vocals) who live near Paparoa, while mandolin player and lead singer Brent hails from Tomorata.


We welcome Lauren Collins, a 21 year old singer-songwriter currently gigging around Auckland https://www.facebook.com/laurencollinsmusic/

Weeding Bee II – Turning Around The Arundo

We’re having another go at this as we didn’t manage to finish last week. Once again, please turn up and support your community! No particular skills required – just willingness to chain gang the cut stems back up to Keir’s amazing shredder on the river bank…

Come along and give us a hand removing the Arundo grass and other weeds overtaking the river bank along by the Sports Club. A combined Sports Club/Puhoi Community Forum effort – coz that’s how we roll in the Hoi!

Bring gloves, maybe a spade or whatever


Farewell for Irene Balmer

Arrangements have now been made for Irene’s farewell on Friday 11th January 2019. The ceremony is at 1pm at the Village Hall followed by the burial at the Puhoi cemetery. Afterwards everyone is welcome to come to the Puhoi Sports and Social club for an upbeat wake.

Thank you on behalf of Ken and the family.


Christmas Carols @ Opahi for everyone

Only a couple more sleeps to go till its Christmas

Come and join your neighbours at the annual Christmas Carols on the Beach at Opahi Bay (bring your brollies if its wet). All welcome, the more the merrier, or the better we will sound!

Where: Opahi Bay boat ramp

When: 7.30pm, Monday 24th December (Christmas Eve)

Rain or shine – bring your brollies if necessary, blankets, torch or candle (though may not be needed – sunset is at 8.50pm), guitars etc… and a glass of wine or similar to tune up the vocal cords.

Please, we will need some guitar players, or ukes, or any musical instrument you care to bring along.

Remember to print out a copy or two of the song sheet that is available on the website.

Go to https://mahurangiwest.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c1da9ae305111f3b6cc4e9c93&id=e1036751a5&e=7f4b93af09 and click on the songsheet at the bottom of the page and come along.

We Need A Bach

I am looking to rent a beach bach/house for 3 friends and myself from 28th March until 1st April.
We need at least 2 single and 1double bed , 2 or 3 bedrooms and a good living area close to a beach and within
reach of the Matakana area.

Phone Roz and Derek on 09 4220855

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