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April Newsletter

posted 21 Apr 2017, 12:42 by Kenneth Dixon   [ updated 21 Apr 2017, 12:42 ]
Thanks to Carol and contributors for the latest Newsletter.
Download here

Old Man's Beard

posted 19 Feb 2017, 18:13 by Kenneth Dixon   [ updated 19 Feb 2017, 18:14 ]
Please read this information on identifying and removing Old Man's Beard:


posted 30 Nov 2016, 10:34 by Kenneth Dixon   [ updated 30 Nov 2016, 10:34 ]

One of the committee members recently had to deal with a swarm of bees on his property and was assisted by someone found on the following website, which he deemed an excellent resource worth sharing.

November Newsletter

posted 19 Nov 2016, 20:14 by Kenneth Dixon   [ updated 19 Nov 2016, 20:16 ]
Thanks to Carol and contributors for the November 2016 Newsletter.

AGM Results

posted 26 Oct 2016, 21:46 by Kenneth Dixon   [ updated 13 Nov 2016, 19:08 ]

Great evening with some good outcomes.
Please see the Committee page for the 2016/2017 committee members and the new ratified PPA Constitution.

We also celebrated three new PPA Life Members for outstanding contribution to the objectives of the PPA.
Thanks and Congratulations to:
  • Barry Yandle
  • Bruce Winter
  • Ross Mason
  • Pat Christianson (reaffirming)

Also please see the presidents report for a review of this past years events.

PPA presidents report 2015-2016.docx

2016 PPA AGM

posted 4 Oct 2016, 12:26 by Kenneth Dixon   [ updated 4 Oct 2016, 20:19 ]

It's that time again, the PPA Annual General Meeting.
Please see the following agenda and attachments for details.

Become a member of the PPA by paying your 2016/17 membership subscription of $5 on the night, and you’ll be entitled to voting rights on AGM agenda items.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Pinehaven Community Hall


Wednesday 26 October 2016


Silverstream Spur Land Swap Meeting

posted 10 Sep 2016, 19:33 by Kenneth Dixon   [ updated 10 Sep 2016, 19:33 ]

Monday 19 Spetember
Silverstream School Hall

Pinehaven Art and Craft Event 2016

posted 10 Sep 2016, 12:37 by Kenneth Dixon   [ updated 10 Sep 2016, 12:38 ]

Don't forget about the annual Pinehaven Art and Craft event coming up this weekend. 
More details can be found on their Facebook Page

Rogaine Event

posted 22 Jul 2016, 23:57 by Kenneth Dixon   [ updated 22 Jul 2016, 23:57 ]

A night rogaine (like orienteering) is being held in the hills and flats of Pinehaven and Silverstream on Tuesday 9 August.  So this is a warning that there may be people clambering around hills with head torches shining between trees, or people crashing around and, dare I say it, swearing, as they change their mind about a shortcut.  But most people will be taking their time, exploring tracks, finding the control points, and happily returning to base at the finish time or earlier. 

You are welcome to take part – in teams of 2 or more people (for safety, as it is night time).  Children are best partnered with an adult.  To find out more about our night rogaines see .  The actual event is described at

The three-hour course is 6-9pm with maps available at 5:20pm and briefing at 5:50pm.  Pre-enter as usual for a discount and to help our planning (see wellyrog web page above for cost and other details).  Half the controls are urban and half hills but the territory covered in the hills is far greater, with a mixture of local tracks and forest roads.  The tops of the hills are exposed so be prepared especially if it is windy or raining. 

For the one-hour course enter on the night anytime after 6:00pm.  The cost is $8 ($4 for under 21) per person. Compulsory briefing is at 6:20pm and the course is 6:30 – 7:30pm.  For each minute late back after 7:30pm, 5 points will be deducted from your total score.  Most of the controls are urban with just a few in the bush.

Hot soup will be available at the end of the one-hour course and pizza at the end of the three-hour course. Start/finish location is at the back of the Pinehaven School Hall on Pinehaven Road.  Planners are Pat van Berkel and Ocean Mercier.  

For more information, feel free to ring Pat van Berkel, 5288072 or 021 1459 789.


posted 2 Jul 2016, 21:13 by Kenneth Dixon   [ updated 2 Jul 2016, 21:13 ]

Thanks to Carol and contributors for the latest pinehaven newsletter.
It can be downloaded here
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