Ducks for sale

Mother is a Muscovy, father an Indian Running Duck. About 4 months old, 4 males (quite big), 3 females, $15 each or three for $40.

Call/text Veronica 022 4215843


Ahuroa Ladies Craft Group

Starting Wednesday 17th May, we are starting up a ladies night at Ahuroa Hall. It’ll be held every fortnight; 7:30 onwards.

Please bring along any crafts that you are doing. No worries if you aren’t doing any crafts, just come along for a cuppa, catch-up and meet some people!

Please bring a gold coin donation – tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

For more information please contact:
Adrienne: 021735778
Ruth: 02041121586
Rachel: 0211564557;

Tutor Available guitar, English/Reading/Mathematics

Ex school principal and school advisor, Alan Wagstaff, is available for private tuition in primary and middle school Guitar, English/Reading, and mathematics.

Alan, a friendly approachable guy who is expert in his fields, can teach one-on-one or in small groups from his Puhoi home, or at your place, after school or at the weekends.

Please call for more information:

Alan Wagstaff
0274 836 023

The Puhoi Celtic Sessions 

The Puhoi Celtic Sessions (PCS) meets to play Celtic, mostly Scottish and Irish, folk music for enjoyment. Our meetings are not performances – just a circle of folk-music loving players and singers. 

We started the group in February 2016.

The PCS meets every fortnight in the Puhoi Village Cafe on Thursdays at 7.15pm till about 10.00pm. We have about 20 musicians in our group. There are accordionists, fiddlers, harpists, guitarists, bassists, mandolin players, flautists, pipers, concertina players, saxophonists, and whistle players in the group. We make an awesome sound! 

To help folks learn the material, we run a ‘Dropbox’ that contains the parts and sound files for all the pieces we do. 

At this point we’re looking for instrumentalists who can read music.

We encourage all people with a love of this music to join with us. If you do come along, you’ll receive a warm welcome. 

You can request to join our mailing list and get access to our Dropbox by emailing Alan Wagstaff. Don’t hesitate to ask if you want more information.


Alan Wagstaff
0274 836 023

Puhoi Market – Special event, tomorrow 30th April.

Dear Puhoi residents and friends of our community,

This month’s market, on April 30, from 9am to 1pm in the Sports Club grounds, is traditionally dedicated to a celebration of all the varying nationalities and ethnicities which compose modern Puhoi.

But Bohemian Kiwis and Brits are not the only Puhoians whose homelands of origin we celebrate this Sunday. A quick look around our community shows residents of Japanese, Pasifika, Maori, Australian. Canadian, Danish, Italian, German, Dutch, American, Hungarian, Chinese, Indian,Scotch, Welsh, Irish, Icelandic and Spanish connections. And this is probably just a start……

We hope you will continue the tradition by wearing a national costume or a flag or handing out some cultural cuisine to sample.

The entertainment programme commences at 10am with Sue’s Indian cooking demonstration – egg curry – at 10am, a Puhoi Bohemian Dancers performance at 11am, the Puhoi Celtic Sessions musicians play at 11.30am and then we all join in for a British Sea Shanty singalong at midday.

Judith Williams
Puhoi Village Market committee member

Work wanted

Alisa Schaffner is a 19 year old German backpacker looking for work in the Puhoi / Aruhoa / Warkworth area. Alisa has been woofing and staying in the same house as me in Ahuroa and the work has now come to an end. She has four weeks before she begins the next leg of her journey around NZ. Alisa has experience in vineyard work, waiting tables and childcare. She would also be happy to offer help with household chores, gardening, cleaning etc. Alisa has the option of continuing to stay where she has been woofing and pay rent, but would also consider woofing for another family if that was an option. Having witnessed her work ethic first hand and lived in the same house for the last month, I would happily recommend her to anyone needing extra help. You can contact her directly on mobile 0210344425.

Warmly, Melody

Lost – Black Dog

Black Lab/Ridgeback 2 year dog missing. Name Daisy, has tag and phone number on collar and microchipped. She wandered off on her walk this morning on Glen’s farm, Hawkens Rd, she may have gone into the bush and may come out Ahuroa Valley Rd if she is lost. Please phone Sandy or Barry if you see her. 422 5850.

Many thanks.