Wanted: Alpaca Shearer

Hi all, I am looking for an Alpaca Shearer. Does anyone know of a shearer coming to town?


Jeff Brill
1159 Ahuroa Rd
Ph: 09 4225287
Mob: 021530276


Visit the Puhoi Village Market between 9am and 1pm on Sunday 26th November at the Sports Club grounds. It is a Christmas affair, so time to stock up your pantry and think about gifts for your loved ones.

Colourful stalls, which include local and seasonal produce, organic fruit and veges, honey, coffee, cheese, nuts, preserves, chutneys and sauces, samosas, deli foods, olive oil, crepes and ice cream, fresh juice and a sausage sizzle. Other great stalls are selling plants, garden sculptures, jewellery, knitwear, colourful clothes, natural soaps, candles, face & body oils, flax weaving, art, photography and much more. We have new stalls to check out this month as well as our old favorites.

Santa has been invited to drop in and meet the children between 10.30 and 11.30am, and there is a kid’s corner where the little ones can colour in pictures and write and post a letter to Santa.

Located in the heart of historic Puhoi Village this market is a relaxed and friendly affair, a place to support our local community, socialize, and listen to live music. Entertainment this month is by musician David Four, and around 10am there will be a drum circle, suitable for kids and adults to have a go.

This is a family – friendly venue with a play area for the kids and free parking.

Also taking place on the same day is an invitation from the Puhoi Fire Brigade to visit the Puhoi Fire Station Open Day, 52 Ahuroa Road, Puhoi. They have a flash new station which they want to show off to you and you can meet the amazing men and women who volunteer their time and skills for us.

Looking forward to seeing you all there,

the Puhoi Village Market committee

Calling all Trick or Treaters – here’s where to go…

To all Trick or Treaters, please respect the people you are visiting and the times some parents are home from work.

Consider being out and about from 6pm to 9pm to allow people to get home from work and not being a late night for the kids.

Picnic and Moro bars 90 Ahuroa Valley rd
Gibson 214 Ahuroa Valley Road
The Liddel Tirck or Treaters 1133 Ahuroa Road
Zombie Manor 268 Ahuroa Valley Rd
Lou and Mark Christian 1239 Ahuroa Road
Scrivin 1289 Ahuroa Road
Cooke Family 147 Komokoriki Hill Rd
Barrell 229 Wech Access

Happy Halloween and have fun!

Chris Phillips


Ed: For others who may have missed this list, can I suggest tying a ballon to your letter box if you’re welcoming people to your door tonight?

HALLOWEEN REGISTRATIONS – 31 October (final call)

Halloween is just a day away, so if you want treat those Vampires, Ghosts, Ghouls, Zombies and maybe a Moana or two to some delicious goodies then don’t forget to register your house on the Ahuroa Halloween Registration form.


I’ll be closing this tomorrow morning at 10:30am and will be letting you all know which houses are taking part shortly afterwards through a final Grapevine post.


Chris Phillips


Dear Puhoi residents and friends of our community,

Our local Seedsavers group is bringing, predictably and welcomedly, seedlings, while Sue will be sizzling her popular vegetarian samosas, the Matakantata choir will be selling bulbs as a choir fundraiser, and Puhoi’s Bohemian folk dance group will be swinging its skirts (and hitching up its trousers) in a dance performance at around 11am.

Meanwhile, Pip will be selling her bacon butties and there will be other breakfast and snack opportunities – see the market’s facebook page, www.facebook.com\puhoivillagemarket for pictures of other stallholders.

Market participators are encouraged to celebrate the new season and add colour to the market with a suitably-decorated hat, says new manager Dave Dodsworth, and please remind people on the way north to the Matakana Sunday market that Puhoi, with its own market, is a great stopping off place for riverside picknicking and food outlets such as the cheese cafe with its award-winning ice cream, Puhoi Cottage cafe with its garden setting, the Puhoi Store, which also sells food, and the Puhoi Hotel, with its Bistro.

On a more serious note, please look out, also, at the market for a Civil Defence and Neighbourhood Support stall with information and children’s workbooks on preparing ourselves and dealing with local civil emergencies and crisis management.With thanks to our Mahurangi -area CD and NS colleagues for helping us man the stall and answer your questions.

Now, I’m off to Warkworth to help the people there with their Kowhai Festival HUGE DAY OUT.

Please keep safe on the roads this weekend and pray for FINE WEATHER!

With affection, as always,Judith Williams