Free Defibrillator and Basic First Aid training

FREE COMMUNITY EVENT:
Defibrillator and Basic First Aid training at the Puhoi Sports ClubSunday 26th August from 1-3!

This is a free event for the community and will be aimed at giving adults and children the knowledge to use a defibrillator like the one that was kindly funded by the Mike Pero Foundation and Ian Bateman (that is located on the outside wall of the Puhoi Pub) and basic first aide if ever needed!

Please spread the word to all locals 👍 please comment below if you plan on coming and we will look forward to seeing you all there

Thanks Amy

Puhoi Community Newsletter (Feb 2018)

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 <bohemia1863@gmail.com>
Newsletter editor
09 4220181

End of an era – Puhoi scrap metal collection comes to a close

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

Speed limit at Puhoi Road intersection and SH16 Kaukapakapa

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

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