Local fencing help wanted

We are looking for a fit, keen hard working local with some farm / fencing experience, to help us build a few kilometres of fence line on steep PUHOI hills.

Please email me contact details if you know someone who might be interested.

Thanks heaps

Hamish Braddick – hamish@zeald.com


Editor: – Location has been corrected to PUHOI, not Pakari as initially notified.

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
alanw@ihug.co.nz

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.

Cheers

Alan Wagstaff
0274 836 023
alanw@ihug.co.nz

Puhoi Village Market, Sunday, 30th April

Puhoi Village Market, Sunday, 30th April, 9am to 1pm

It will be our Ethnic Day to celebrate Puhoi’s diverse cultures. Feel free to dress up in your national costume and join us. There will be a Samosa cooking demonstration, Bohemian folk dancing, body art demonstration and belly dancing.

Fresh local fruit and veges, eggs, honey, olive oil, Puhoi coffee, cheese, fresh-squeezed juice, pickles, fresh bread and pastries, smoked salmon, jam and pickles, samosa, deli foods, herbs, plants, craft stalls and much more.

Support Local!

Call 0274 27 0440 or email puhoivillagemarket@gmail.com for inquiries or more information.

Next month market: Sunday, 28th May 2017

Very Large Puhoi/Ahuroa Subdivision Public Meeting THIS TUESDAY

Hello Grapevine

This coming Tuesday the 27th of September from 5pm to 7pm there will be a public meeting at the Puhoi Sports Club to provide residents with information about the very large subdivision proposed for our area. Staff from Beca (the consultancy who have developed the proposal on behalf of the owners API) will also engage in a Q+A session on any topics related to the subdivision.

Please come along to get yourselves informed and to find out how it will affect our area.

Asia Pacific International (API) are planning to develop a very large subdivision on old Carter Holt forestry land from Puhoi to the north and west, bounded by SH1, Ahuroa Road and stretching well beyond Moirs Hill Road.

The proposal is to create 207 housing lots over an area of 1,300 hectares (3,200 acres).

A resource consent application has recently been notified by Auckland Council so there is a window of opportunity for residents to make submissions in order to change, limit, improve or otherwise alter the proposal.

This information and Q+A session provides an opportunity for residents to be informed about the proposed development, and to help you decide whether you wish to make a submission on the resource consent. The closing date for submissions is 5pm, Monday 10th October, so it’s not far away.

This link takes you to the Council website where all the documentation for the resource consent is available http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/ratesbuildingproperty/consents/getinvolved/Pages/currentpubliclynotifiedconsents.aspx

Following the public meeting, the Puhoi Community Forum will meet at its normal time of 7.30pm, and this proposal is on the agenda to discuss for those who wish to stay on and contribute.

For any questions regarding the Public Information meeting contact:

Andrew Cranna-Powell 0275-67-66-99 andrew@crannapowell.com