PUHOI WOMEN’S DINNER NOVEMBER 1 2017

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.

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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: bohemia1863@gmail.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,

Judith Williams
Puhoi

October 2017 – MENU

PUHOI WOMEN’S DINNER NOVEMBER 1 2017

BAR

  • 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

Puhoi burglary

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

Work begins on major Pūhoi to Warkworth site access point

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1706/S00151/work-begins-on-major-puhoi-to-warkworth-site-access-point.htm

6 June 2017

Work begins on major site access point for the Pūhoi to Warkworth project

Work is about to begin on constructing one of the main access points for construction traffic working on the Pūhoi to Warkworth Road of National Significance.

The site access point known as SAP4, will allow construction vehicles to enter and exit the project site from State Highway 1 (SH1) just south of Perry Road -approximately 7km south of Warkworth.

To create the new site access point there will be road widening works, installation of temporary and new guardrail barriers, and the removal of trees. Works will start from 7 June and will take approximately three months to complete.

Some of this work will take place at night (between the hours of 8pm and 5am) because construction crews will be working in one lane of SH1. Four separate periods of night works will be required, one to five days each period. When night works are taking place, there will be ‘Stop-Go’ operation.

There will also be a temporary 70 km/h speed restriction through the construction area until the works are complete.

NX2 Chief Executive, Ray Wilson says this access point is a key part of ensuring NX2 construction crews can to get into the site safely and enable them to meet the construction timetable. “We are working to ensure appropriate traffic control measures are in place on SH1 to protect the public and the construction team. We ask motorists to take note of the traffic controls in place, drive to the conditions, and take extra care.”

Throughout June the project team will also be working very close to SH1, near Hungry Creek, felling pine trees. There will be some night works and it also will include ‘Stop-Go’ operations.

To find the latest traffic information please go to https://onthemove.govt.nz/

Work began in December to construct the Pūhoi to Warkworth project, the first stage of the Ara Tūhono – Pūhoi to Wellsford Road of National Significance. It is a key transport link connecting Northland to the rest of the Upper North Island, helping move people and freight between major centres more safely and efficiently. The project extends the Northern Motorway to four lanes for 18.5km north from the Johnstone’s Hill Tunnels at Pūhoi to a tie-in with the existing State Highway 1 north of Warkworth. It will be open for traffic by late 2021.

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