Grapevine is shutting down…

… for a few days.

I’m off on my fundraising endurance motorcycle ride tomorrow morning and will be busy riding around the North Island for Aran Animal Rescue until Tuesday next week.

During this time I’m not able to attend to my grapevine duties.

If you want to show your support for what the Grapevine has done for you, then please consider making a small donation to this worthwhile cause. – I’m not asking that you give much, perhaps just a gold coin donation??

https://givealittle.co.nz/fundraiser/bun-burner-for-aran-animal-rescue/donations

Normal service will resume on Tuesday.

Thanks, your Grapevine administrator,

Chris.

Ahuroa Community School and Hall Fundraiser

Happy New Year to everybody in the Ahuroa Community

The Ahuroa Community Hall and School Fundraiser is coming up on the weekend of the 24th and 25th February – an organised horse trek through several local privately owned farms.  Horsey types ( 😊 ) from all over the north are apparently pretty excited!

This is a great opportunity to raise some funds for special upcoming projects for the hall and school.  The bonus is that we don’t need a huge amount of people power to make it happen (yay), but we DO need food donations (and a little help in the kitchen) to make it work, as we will be feeding approximately 40-50 people x 4 meals.

The more food we are able to get donated, the less it will cost to run, so I’m hoping that a whole lot of our Ahuroa community will get behind this and donate generously.

We are looking at a range of food to help put on a continental breakfast, filled rolls and baking for lunch, and a spit roast and buffet style dinner – a comprehensive list is below.

A donation could be as simple as a New World Gift Card, putting a couple of cans of food in your letterbox, donating some excess cucumbers from your garden, or as complicated as making a yummy chocolate brownie –  so not too much effort required at all, and every bit will be appreciated.

Here’s the list of items we would love to have donated:

PRE-TREK

(You can send these items to school or put in your mailbox for collection asap)

FRESH / COLD FOOD

(These items could be dropped off to me or collected on Thursday 22nd or Friday 23rd February)

PRE-MADE FOOD FOR DINNER

(This would be awesome if you could cook any of these!)

Mayonnaise x 3 Bread Rolls x 160 Chocolate Brownie
Mint sauce / jelly x 2 Loaves of white bread x 3 Carrot Cake / Banana Cake
Tomato Sauce x 3-4 bottles/cans Margarine Pavlovas
Salt grinder x 2
Pepper grinder x 2
Rice (better still, could you do a rice salad for the night?!) Rice Salads
Pineapple cans x 4 Pasta (better still, would you be able to do a pasta salad?!) Pasta Salads
Beetroot cans x 10 Potatos (any chance of a potato salad for the night?!) Potato Salad
Canned fruit x 10 Onions (Precooked would be great!) Pre-cooked Onions
Serviettes x 4 packets Shaved Ham x 2 kg Green Salads
Plastic Knives, Forks and Spoons (50 – 100 of each) Roast Chickens x 4
Paper or plastic plates x 200 Butter x 1 block
Paper or plastic bowls x 100 Yogurt x 5 tubs Fresh n Fruity
Hand sanitiser Milk x 6 2litre bottles
Weetbix x 1 big packet Watermelon x 8
Muesli x 8 packets Apples x 50
Sugar Cream x 2 2 Litre bottles
Tea x 2 boxes Cucumbers, Lettuces, Tomatoes etc
Mocconna Coffee x 3 jars Cheese x 2 kg
Milo x 1 big tin $$$ – Some $20 or $40 New World or Pak n Save vouchers would be awesome!
Softdrinks x 40 cans
Water bottles x 50 bottles

Thanks so much for supporting your local community!

Nicky Berger
berger@farmside.co.nz
0274 530 600

Ahuroa Playgroup

Ahuroa Playgroup 10:00-12:30 Wednesday’s Ahuroa hall.

We are one of the only FREE Playgroups.

We are a causal, relaxed non structured Playgroup/ coffee group. Well resourced for our small community. Come and meet friendly families.

All welcome.

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

Puhoi Village Market (Sun, 25th Feb) celebrates its 10th birthday

Visit the Puhoi Village Market on Sunday 25 February at the Sports Club grounds, 9am – 1pm. It is our 10th birthday so we are wanting to celebrate this milestone, and party it up.

Lots of family entertainment, great music, bouncy castle, water slide, spot prizes, the famous Tomato Competition, dog photography, yoga, cutting the birthday cake and acknowledgements to those wonderful people who have supported the Puhoi Village Market over the past 10 years.

Music this month is provided by Auckland duo Didelli, local group the Dirt Road Orchestra and a family friendly drum circle.

Local community groups like our own Puhoi Volunteer Fire Force, Foodbank NZ, Dog Rescue, Community Police Patrol and Warkworth Theatre Group will be there to let you know how you can join or support them.

The Market Committee will give a donation to three groups that are helping and / or bringing pleasure to lots of people within our community.

Colourful stalls offer local and seasonal produce, organic fruit and veges, delicious healthy food and coffee and party food like candy floss and ice cream. Other stalls are selling plants, garden sculptures, outdoor furniture, jewelry, knitwear, colourful clothes, natural soaps, candles, body oils, art, and much more.

We have new stalls for you to check out this month such as Cloud 9 Kites which bring a colourful selection of kites and flying tools, Joydah’s organic popcorn made on the spot and Foodbank NZ who are selling donated goods to fund their important cause.

Tomato competition – bring your best home-grown tomato/s, the winning one will be judged by the most popular vote. Open to any age. A fun competition.

Located in the heart of Historic Puhoi Village this market is a relaxed and friendly affair, a place to support our local community, socialize, and listen to live music.

This is a great venue, with a play area for the kids and free parking.

Any inquiries to Puhoi Village Market Team 0274 27 0440, looking forward to seeing you all there.

Jaqui Barrett, market manager