Puhoi Tearooms Christmas opening times

Puhoi Tearooms Christmas opening times

Christmas opening times

Monday 24th: closed as usual
Tuesday 25th:closed
Wednesday 26th: closed
Thursday 27th: Normal opening
Friday28th: Normal opening
Saturday 29th: Normal opening
Sunday 30th: Normal opening

New Year opening hours

Monday 31st: closed as usual
Tuesday 1st: Closed
Wednesday 2nd: Closed
Usual opening hours for the rest of the week

We wish you a very merry Christmas

Notice of Change to Fire Seasons


Fire and Emergency New Zealand declare a restricted fire
season, effective from 08:00am, Saturday 1 December
2018 in the following area:

Auckland Rural mainland is in a Restricted Fire Season
[Fire Permit required]
A permit is required to light a fire in open air.
See www.checkitsalright.nz for types of fire which have
been authorised as not being fires in open air and do not
need a permit.
You commit an offence if you knowingly or recklessly light,
or allow another person to light, a fire in open air in an
area that is in a Restricted Fire Season unless under a
permit issued by Fire and Emergency New Zealand and in
accordance with any conditions of the permit. Any permits
issued during a Restricted Fire Season are suspended if Fire
and Emergency declares a Prohibited Fire Season, or
prohibits fire in open air in the area.


Fire and Emergency New Zealand declare a prohibited fire
season, effective from 08:00am, Saturday 1 December
2018 in the following area:

All the islands of the Hauraki Gulf are in Prohibited Fire
Season [Total Fire Ban]
Any fire permits issued during a Restricted Fire Season are
suspended from the date on this notice.
You commit an offence if you knowingly or recklessly light,
or allow another person to light, a fire in open air in an
area that is in a Prohibited Fire Season unless under a
permit issued by Fire and Emergency New Zealand and in
accordance with any conditions of the permit.
Thomas Harre
Principal Rural Fire Officer
To check the season status in an area please visit
or call 0800 658 628

The Slow Water Band

Need some excellent real music for a wedding, party or event? The Slow Water Band are a group of talented local musicians with a wide repertoire of folk/traditional/Celtic/Gaelic music. They can organize calling for set dances too – how about a Ceilidh? Great fun for everyone.

Check out the band website, contact Alan and Ruth Wagstaff on 09-422 0011 or mailto:alanthewag@outlook.com for more info

Puhoi Community Forum Minutes for the Meeting Held On Tuesday, 27 November 2018



Present : Paul Dustyn Sorrel, Luke, Terri, Sandra, Sheryll Tiford

Apologies: Ruth, Tess, Judith, Jenny, Hesston

Confirmation of the Minutes of previous Meeting held on 30th October, 2018

Moved to confirm Sorrel

Seconded Dustyn

  1. Matters Arising from those Minutes (not appearing on this Agenda)

No matters arising from minutes

  1. Incoming / Outgoing Correspondence

No correspondence

  1. Treasurer’s Report for November 2018 (previously circulated) Jenny Schollum

see attached

  1. General Business

  1. Finish gravel spreading at top of Puhoi loop track bush section – Sorrel to talk with Mike Swain to discuss options for obtaining gravel and locating it at top and middle sections before organising a working bee to spread

  2. Working Groups – updates

  • Puhoi Pioneers Memorial Park

Paul met with Jannik, Sinead, Will Maybury and went through the paths in the park and organised to gravel the loop track on the grass section of the Puhoi Walkway. This track maintenance to be done this summer, using bobcat to dig out track and fill up with gravel. Paul to give access through the forest, Council metal, Will’s trucks and a contractor. Council will also cut back gorse and foliage along tracks.

Paul also spoke with Jeff Lifford re gorse control along walkways along riverbank. Has been decided to finish the River Park planting before we attack the gorse.

Sinead contacted Forum and will support us with plants. Maintenance an ongoing issue that the Forum could address through an annual working group or continued use of contractors.

  • Road Safety Group – Delay in sending out request to AT and waiting now for response. Setting up Give a Little page for progressing the path through Gillian’s land.NX2 next quarterly meeting will be in January.

  • Civil Defence – Puhoi representatives couldn’t attend last meeting of local Civil Defence groups, but a follow up meeting with Luke, Heston is occurring to progress CD plans for Puhoi. Neighbouring support has good alignment with Civil Defence, could be a way to organise our CD plans. Neighbourhood support appoint a person per street who checks on everyone else in case of an emergency.

  • Neighbourhood Support see above

  • Historical Society – Heritage Museum – had visit from documentary people, this is to be released in middle of next year. Czech ambassador in Canberra will be coming over to visit. Overall quieter, less group tours, less demand for dance group families have moved and less younger members, impacts revenues, 29th June big date for 2019. Armistice organisers didn’t perform, so had a small impromptu ceremony in church. Visited crosses at Auckland Museum, and brought home those for Puhoi and Upper Waiwera.

  • Waiwera valley – wasp control still awaiting full summer weather. Noted large infestation of rats by locals attending a recent event at Wennerholm. Who is responsible for controlling these – this needs to be addressed if Wenderholm is to be a breeding site for native birds.

  • Village market – Sandra Beagley – Xmas market, but weather was not good, so stall holders didn’t turn up or cancelled. Carol Hayes brought her childrens’ choir and Mike Pero came over with helium balloons.

  • Library – Latvia group came out for 6 days filming, with a drone. Flew in, started filming and left.

  • Others

  1. John Connor is involved in CD and is the person to contact for wasp control VESPEX one person can sit the test and he will provide the traps for the trained person to move around.

  1. Horse trek this weekend contact Paul

  2. Street party Monday Dec 10th Forum members to help set up from 5.30 Party in side garden of hall and people to bring their own drinks and picnic. Jackie doing music.

  3. Kristen Gillies and family are moving to Hatfields and we would like to acknowledge his contribution to the forum and Puhoi community.

Meeting concluded at 8.30pm

NEXT MEETING: The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, 25 December at 7.30pm. This will be the final meeting for 2018.

The Dirt Road Orchestra and Tweed Present PRIMAVERA

The Dirt Road Orchestra and Tweed are very excited to bring PRIMAVERA to the Puhoi Centennial Hall on Sunday  9th December.


Start 3pm. Doors open 2.30pm. Interval refreshments. Tickets $20 from Eventbrite or on the door. Kids free.


Kick back and relax at this intimate unplugged, afternoon, performance. Featuring original songs and a new spin on a bunch of well-loved classics featuring multi layered harmonies, guitar, mandolin, fiddle and percussion.


This is the last concert of our Primavera tour. We even wrote a special song for this gig. “The Bells of Puhoi.” Listen to it here: https://soundcloud.com/boobar-1/the-bells-of-puhoi


Here’s another taster.


Piano Tuning

Well known local piano vituoso Brian Becroft is able to tune pianos. Brian is a massive piano buff and even owns a Bosendorfer Imperial Concert Grand.

Phone 021 232 5370 if you need your piano tuned – he’ll almost certainly be able to help!



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