Dear Puhoi people and all our friends from neighbouring areas,
My huge thanks to our sponsors, the team of Mike Pero, Puhoi, who, while I was asleep under my mosquito net, laid this out and organised its printing and distribution.
And to Jaqui Barrett, new village market manager, who provided some really lovely photographs.
May all our readers be blessed, especially as we recollect what has been happening while we were all sleeping to our people in other parts of New Zealand.
Not to mention our friends and contacts in the Pacific – I remember, especially friends of mine from Apia, Samoa, who have been flooded out.
From time to time people ask me to add their email address to my distribution list. Other people do not realise it even exists – please tell them about it and encourage them to ask to be put on the list.
Click to read: Puhoi Newsletter – Feb 18
With love and thanks to you all,
Judith Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
We would like to inform the community that we will no longer collect scrap steel for our Brigade fundraising-as of 10th February onwards.
We thank everyone one who has contributed their scrap steel over the last 8 years, but for several reasons it usefulness has come to an end.
The unsightliness of a pile of scrap steel at the site of the old fire station, on the main thoroughfare through Puhoi is now unwelcome.
Please contact Alexandras Scrap Metal directly on 09 4269150 to arrange collections, or better still you can take it direct to their yard in 35 Forge Road Silverdale.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE- no more scrap to be dropped off at 1 Ahuroa Road from tomorrow, Saturday 10.
Thank you, Chief Fire Officer Russell Green 021655461
NZTA has advised that the proposed 80km/h at the Puhoi/State Highway 1 intersection will be put into effect, on 20th December, together with the new 80km/h zones at each end of Kaukapakapa on SH 16.
Source: This news came via Judith Williams, Beth Houlbrooke (Rodney Local Board), Ellen Barrett |Elected Member Liaison Unit, Auckland Transport General
Dear Puhoi women and friends from neighbouring communities, especially newcomers to our area,
Wednesday, November 1, is the date set for our annual Puhoi Womens Dinner in the Puhoi hotel.
Please read below for the way the system operates, and this year’s menu.
PUHOI WOMEN’S DINNER NOVEMBER 1 2017–AN INTRODUCTION
Our annual Puhoi Women’s Dinners started in 2009 as a means of having fun with friends from our local community in a relaxed setting with no pressures on participants to cook, ‘bring a plate’ or drive long distances.
They were made possible by our publican Gillian Seymour’s opening up of the character-filled hotel dining room to bookings by selected groups for catered dinners, sometimes cooked by Gillian herself.
As well as a chance for old friends to gather, we are always thrilled to be able to welcome newcomers to Puhoi, or when our local regulars bring a friend from another area, or maybe a younger relative, or a visitor from overseas, or are celebrating a special occasion.
The 2017 dinner is on Wednesday, November 1, and the theme is Benvenuto Italia – Italian Cuisine.
The programme begins with a gathering in the hotel bar from 6pm -7pm, giving time for guests, some of whom come directly from work, to relax with a complimentary cocktail, or a drink bought from the bar, and nibbles, which are included in the price of the evening.
At 7pm we go into the dining room for a meal comprising a starter and main course, plus dessert followed by tea or coffee.
A vegetarian option is available – just let me or the kitchen know in advance.
Generally, we have a speaker, by popular choice one of our own members, who entertains us for around 15 minutes before coffee, as well as a little raffle as a fundraiser for the next dinner.
This year’s speaker will be American historical fiction writer William C. Hammond, best known for his Cutler family maritime chronicles (Google Wikipedia), now residing in Puhoi.
Small items for the raffle would be appreciated.
Men can come if they agree to wear a skirt – so far no-one has taken up this invitation! (although one year one came without a skirt, or anything else, either!)
The cost of the whole evening, excluding any drinks you buy from the bar, is $30, and we ask for payment in advance if possible to confirm your commitment to attending.
There are 30 seats and we take you on a first come, first accepted, basis, after which we place you on a waiting list.
The first thing to do is book your place by emailing me, Judith Williams: email@example.com as several have already done – please, don’t rely on my memory if you tell me on the shop step or in the street!
Near the date I will send out a list of all those who have given me their names so you can check if there are still places free.
Please make out your cheques or leave cash for PUHOI BISTRO and place it in MY mail box (not the hotel’s) PO Box 404 151
Looking forward to having you there, with kindest regards,
October 2017 – MENU
PUHOI WOMEN’S DINNER NOVEMBER 1 2017
- Complimentary Cocktail
- Crostini di Fegatini
HOTEL DINING ROOM
- Fettuccine Carbonara
- Cannelloni stuffed with chicken, spinach, pumpkin and ricotta
- Crostata Crema
- ( lemon cream tart )
- coffee or tea
My house on the hill just before J tolhopf Rd ,container and out sheds were robbed. The gate chain and container locks were cut as well as a main entrance dead bolt door smashed. It happened between 7.pm Tues and 7am wed( Tues night) They used a vehicle “ ute or surf type” with large mud tyres and possibly had a trailer . They have taken a lot of personal stuff which they will possibly throw away as it will have no value to them as well as tools and valuable possessions etc . They backed down the side of the house and parked by the container as well as out by the road . If any one saw any vehicles looking suspicious or looked like they were moving house or loads of stuff , around Ahuroa rd through these times please contact me . They may of headed either to Puhoi or Ahuroa couldn’t tell.
Someone let our pet Ram out of his pen the day before and the steely boys may of given him the bash as he was covered in mud as if rolled around , I only hope Leroy broke their knee first. Leroy’s ok and back in Pen with treats.Regards
Paul M – tel: 422 0131