Wanted: workers – Puhoi River Canoe Hire

Puhoi River Canoe Hire is looking for a range of people who can work weekends and weekdays, preferably local. Our season starts in September and our busiest months are December through to late March. They would be employed on a casual basis. Applicants must have good communication skills, be reliable and prepared to work public holidays. They must be strong and fit as there is lifting involved. We are a fun, friendly and safe workplace.

They can call us directly on 027 284 1672

Kate and George Freeman

Puhoi news: ANZAC Day, and Puhoi Market

An update circulated by Judith Williams from Puhoi

ANZAC Day update – Puhoi

A community decision will see a traditional Anzac commemoration go ahead this April 25 in Puhoi despite a police directive to postpone the annual event and encourage people to travel to memorial ceremonies in larger centres such as Warkworth, Wellsford and the Hibiscus Coast.

The rationale for the directive is the lack of sufficient police force members to patrol Anzac ceremonies in smaller centres in the face of possible threats to public safety following the events of March 15, when 50 Muslim worshipers were gunned down and killed at two Christchurch mosques.

Puhoi people have, however, expressed a wish to meet, as has become traditional over the past few years, at the settlement’s war memorial gates at the entrance to the Puhoi Pioneers Memorial Park.

The familiar format – a gathering, this year at 9.30am, comprising Reveille, Scouts, Fire Brigade members and other uniformed groups, a talk by a resident war history enthusiast and the laying of wreaths – will be repeated, the major difference this year being that the coordinators of the event will be the local fire brigade, not the Puhoi Heritage Museum Society, instituters and organisers of previous commemorations.

The heritage society will abide by the police directive not to hold a commemoration in Puhoi this year.

The annual display of war memorabilia and literature, plus an Anzac biscuits and refreshments gathering at the historic Puhoi Library, will not be affected by these changes to the traditional format, except for opening times – this year from 10am to 2pm.

Instead of the usual morning tea in the community hall following the parade, the fire brigade will be hosting the refreshments following the ceremony. People can easily find parking or walk to the centrally-located station.

“The decision to go ahead with the gathering was a community one, and the risk expectation has now been lowered from high to medium,” says deputy fire chief Mike Donovan..
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Puhoi Market update:

And thanks to our market manager, Jaqui Barrett, for the following village market news:

Come and join us at the Puhoi Village Market on Sunday, 28th April, 9am – 1pm.

Music this month is by Paul King and Chris Power, multi-instrumentalists and sin…gers of Celtic/ Folk Roots based music and songs. We will also be entertained by Dianne Morgan and the Jade River Ukes.

Other features at this month’s market include a visit from the Warkworth Theatre Group to promote their upcoming production ‘Allo ‘Allo and an education stand run by the Waitotora Sustainable & Resilient Living group.

A new service we are trialing is the delivery of fresh, organic veggie boxes, https://aotearoamarketgarden.co.nz/box/ orders taken between Tuesday, 23rd @ 10am – Thursday 25th @ 8pm).

There are spaces available for car boot selling (book your spot now, puhoivillagemarket@gmail.com or 021 977 181)

Funny fruit and vegetable display, bring along your produce by 10am for display. Creative interference allowed, even encouraged. An activity for the kids and adults with a sense of fun.

All this, combined with our friendly bunch of old and new stall holders and locals will make this a relaxing and enjoyable morning.

The Sports Club will be open and Jessica and her team offering hot food and drinks for a snack or brunch.

Family and dog friendly, safe play area for the kids and easy, free parking.
All enquiries – puhoivillagemarket@gmail.com or 021 977 181

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