Puhoi Amenities

Unfortunately Puhoi isn’t well served as a residential area. Services and facilities aren’t available that you might expect in a small rural town. This is due to its small population, terrain and history.

With pressure for increased development, we need to ensure the infrastructure is built in tandem. Below is a table showing, hopefully objectively, how Puhoi might compare with similar towns.

Facility Availability Level
Road Access Puhoi Rd to SH1 (sealed) Poor*
  Krippner Rd to Waiwera/Orewa (unsealed) Poor
  Ahuroa Rd to Ahuroa (unsealed) Poor
Pedestrian Access Footpaths in village centre, none >0.5km Poor
Town Water None Poor
Town Sewage None Poor
Power Reliable since recent upgrades Good
Landline Available Good
Broadband VDSL in village centre, patchy >1km Fair
Mobile Patchy (some in village centre) Poor
Postal Delivery None Poor
Courier Delivery None Poor
Pre school None (Playgroup in village) Poor
Primary Schools None (Auhoroa 14km, Orewa 12km) Poor
Secondary Schools None (Orewa 12km, Warkworth 15km) Poor
Public Transport None (Waiwera 6km) Poor
Taxi None (Orewa 12km) Poor
Doctor None (Orewa 12km) Poor
Dentist None (Orewa 12km) Poor
Shops One convenience store in village Fair
Supermarket None (Orewa 12km) Poor
Petrol Station None (Orewa 12km) Poor
Bank None (Orewa 12km) Poor
Library Small (community run) Good
Hall Yes (community run) Good
Sports Facilities Soccer,Rugby, Tennis Courts (community run) Fair

* At the time of writing, the single sealed road giving access from the village to SH1 is presenting considerable problems for the village. Increased traffic flows on the trunk road make it dangerous and difficult to merge onto from Puhoi. At holiday times many residents simply will not leave the village unless absolutely essential. Forthcoming works to build the new Northern Motorway extension are likely to exacerbate this in the medium term, and the new motorway offers no relief for the village unless traffic flows decrease significantly on the old road