Found – Grey cat

We gained a cat last night and it may be yours…

A dark grey cat with white chest, paws and whiskers just appeared on our doorstep howling. Doesn’t look old and seems healthy, friendly and very keen to get inside given how cold it was last night.

We are on Ahuroa Road at the end of the tarseal on the Puhoi side.

Please get in contact if it’s yours or know who’s it might be.

Andrew Cranna-Powell

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 –

Editor: – Location has been corrected to PUHOI, not Pakari as initially notified.

Free Boxes

We’ve finished moving and have a large stack of cardboard boxes and some bubblewrap to give away.
Pick up from the Puhoi end of Ahuroa Road.

Call Mike on 022 123 6453.

Ahuroa Ladies Craft Night this Wednesday (tomorrow)

Ahuroa Ladies – Tomorrow night (Wednesday 17th May) please come along to Ahuroa Hall for the Ladies Craft Night – 7:30 onwards.

Crafts or no crafts, everyone welcome to come along for a cuppa and catch up with friends you haven’t met yet.

Please bring a gold coin donation – tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

Looking forward to seeing you there 😊

For more information please contact:
Adrienne: 021735778
Ruth: 02041121586
Rachel: 0211564557;

Ducks for sale

Mother is a Muscovy, father an Indian Running Duck. About 4 months old, 4 males (quite big), 3 females, $15 each or three for $40.

Call/text Veronica 022 4215843


Ahuroa Ladies Craft Group

Starting Wednesday 17th May, we are starting up a ladies night at Ahuroa Hall. It’ll be held every fortnight; 7:30 onwards.

Please bring along any crafts that you are doing. No worries if you aren’t doing any crafts, just come along for a cuppa, catch-up and meet some people!

Please bring a gold coin donation – tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

For more information please contact:
Adrienne: 021735778
Ruth: 02041121586
Rachel: 0211564557;

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

The Puhoi Celtic Sessions 

The Puhoi Celtic Sessions (PCS) meets to play Celtic, mostly Scottish and Irish, folk music for enjoyment. Our meetings are not performances – just a circle of folk-music loving players and singers. 

We started the group in February 2016.

The PCS meets every fortnight in the Puhoi Village Cafe on Thursdays at 7.15pm till about 10.00pm. We have about 20 musicians in our group. There are accordionists, fiddlers, harpists, guitarists, bassists, mandolin players, flautists, pipers, concertina players, saxophonists, and whistle players in the group. We make an awesome sound! 

To help folks learn the material, we run a ‘Dropbox’ that contains the parts and sound files for all the pieces we do. 

At this point we’re looking for instrumentalists who can read music.

We encourage all people with a love of this music to join with us. If you do come along, you’ll receive a warm welcome. 

You can request to join our mailing list and get access to our Dropbox by emailing Alan Wagstaff. Don’t hesitate to ask if you want more information.


Alan Wagstaff
0274 836 023