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Heartfelt Thank You

posted 21 Dec 2019, 11:02 by Kenneth Dixon   [ updated 21 Dec 2019, 11:03 ]

The story goes like this.

I moved to 60 Pinehaven road on the first of November. Only a few weeks later I suffered a serious accident at home which resulted in a fractured eye socket, a number of tears to my retina in my eye and a nasty gash to my head.

When the accident occurred I was at home on my own and I was not able to call an ambulance as I could not see out of one eye and I had to much blood running down my face to see properly out of my other. I walked out to the street to call for help and instantly had several people stop on the side of the road to help me and they called an ambulance.

As I was sitting in hospital I was blown away by the willingness of these people to help. It would freak a lot of people out seeing a guy walk out on the street with blood pouring down his face but non the less these people stopped and helped me out in a very calm and collected manner. What an interesting way to be welcomed to this new community in pine haven.  I’m so thankful to have loving people around that care for other peoples well being that they will stop everything in their busy schedule for the day to help a brother out.

If these people who helped read this message then I would like to use this opportunity to personally thank you for your help. I would love it if you dropped a note in my letter box with your name and number so that I can have you guys around for a BBQ over summer to thank you.

Dec 2019 Newsletter

posted 13 Dec 2019, 17:10 by Kenneth Dixon   [ updated 13 Dec 2019, 17:11 ]
Thanks to Carol and contributors for the latest PPA Community Newsletter.
It can be downloaded from HERE

Pinehaven Progressive Association AGM 2019

posted 21 Oct 2019, 23:17 by Kenneth Dixon   [ updated 21 Oct 2019, 23:18 ]

Please join us for this year's PPA AGM.

    Wednesday 30 October 2019
    PPA community Hall

August Newsletter

posted 7 Sep 2019, 15:22 by Kenneth Dixon   [ updated 7 Sep 2019, 15:23 ]

Thanks to Carol and contributors for the latest Pinehaven Newsletter.
Please download from here

April Newsletter

posted 18 Apr 2019, 22:43 by Kenneth Dixon   [ updated 18 Apr 2019, 22:44 ]
Thanks to Carol and contributors for the latest Pinehaven Newsletter.
Please download from here

Pinehaven Hall desperately needs attention

posted 18 Apr 2019, 22:30 by Kenneth Dixon   [ updated 18 Apr 2019, 22:31 ]

The future of Pinehaven Hall is in doubt following a recent assessment of its 
structure, cladding, fixtures and fittings.
The cost of maintaining the Hall has historically been met through income received from Pinehaven residents and local groups for its hire, and through the donated time, skills and resources of Pinehaven Progressive Association (PPA) Committee members and local volunteers.

“Looking after the Hall on behalf of the community is a key responsibility of the PPA,” says former PPA President David Brown, “but unfortunately the work it now needs to bring it up to a reasonable standard is beyond that which we’re able to achieve on our own.”
“We’re hoping the wider community will get in behind us to help restore this special feature of Pinehaven that we’ve been entrusted to protect.”

Built by locals in 1945 from the recycled remnants of early ships arriving in 
Wellington Harbour, the Hall originally stood next to the old community swimming
pool. Both were a popular picnic destination, together with the nearby tearooms.
The pool was filled in and the Hall’s lawn extended over it in 2004. A few years later the Hall’s roof was replaced, and the toilets and kitchen upgraded.

Last year, as part of the PPA’s celebration of 75 years in the community, volunteers gave the entrance a new coat of paint – including a bright yellow front door – and new signage was installed.
A community orchard has since been planted, new heaters installed (thanks to the generosity of Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club through a community grant), and volunteers also continue to help out – whether that be by being on the lawn-
roster, managing hire bookings or assisting with odd jobs.
But now more significant work has become critical. Replacing rotten wooden window frames and weatherboards destroyed by borer is costly, and to help with meeting the costs, the PPA is seeking assistance from members of the community.

“There are lots of ways people can help,” says David. “Donations either in the form of directly contributing to costs, or by local tradespeople donating their time and skills to getting the work done, is what’s really needed to ensure the Hall remains available for use by the community for generations to come.”

The PPA is determined to protect the historical value of the Hall and hopes residents will also be passionate about saving its legacy as a local treasure.

Any help would be very much appreciated.

To contribute funds, you can donate via internet banking to:
  • PPA, account number 03-0774-0857067-00 reference SAVE OUR HALL
To let us know you’re a local tradie and keen to be involved, please:
To book the Hall for your next event, please:

Pinehaven Community Picnic

posted 19 Mar 2019, 22:15 by Kenneth Dixon   [ updated 19 Mar 2019, 22:24 ]

Pinehaven Community Picnic
Pinehaven Hall, 5a Forest Road
4pm, Sunday 24 March 2019

Hi Pinehaveners,
It’s been a week like no other we’ve ever faced. As we struggle to come to terms
with the events of last Friday, maintaining our strong community connections has
become even more important.

The PPA invites you all to a shared BYO picnic at the Pinehaven Hall this Sunday, 24th March. All you need to bring is a picnic blanket and food to enjoy… or just come along for a cup of tea and some company.
We’ll be weaving woolen hearts onto the chain link fence outside the Hall as a show of love and support for our community and all those affected in Christchurch.
We don’t have much time to get the word out, so please share this invitation with your neighbours and friends so everyone knows it’s happening – as many that can join in the better!

We’re all stronger together.


posted 21 Nov 2018, 21:28 by Kenneth Dixon   [ updated 21 Nov 2018, 21:28 ]

On Tuesday evening 27 November 2018 a Rogaine is being held in Pinehaven.  
A Rogaine is a fun team orienteering event in which you visit as many controls marked on a map as you can in the time limit.  You have a question/answer sheet to record your answer at each visited control.  You can walk or run and visit controls in any order.  Each control is worth points but you lose points for every minute you are late back.

It starts at the Silverpine Scout Hall in the Pinehaven Reserve.  The one-hour team event is an easy walk/jog around the suburbs of Pinehaven and Silverstream with some small excursions into bush areas.  All are welcome to take part.  

Between 5:45pm and 6:10pm you can pay your registration fee of $8/adult, $5/child, $20/family and pick up your map and question sheet. 
Plan your route until the briefing at 6:20pm.  The event starts at 6:30pm and ends at 7:30pm. 

There is also a harder 3-hour event, 6pm - 9pm, with registration and map collection at 5:25pm - see

Organisers: Pat van Berkel & Ocean Mercier, Orienteering Hutt Valley


posted 10 Nov 2018, 18:47 by Kenneth Dixon   [ updated 10 Nov 2018, 18:48 ]


posted 6 Oct 2018, 22:02 by Kenneth Dixon   [ updated 15 Oct 2018, 23:10 ]


It’s that time of year again. Local residents are invited to come along to the PPA AGM and hear what’s kept the Committee busy over the last 12 months, and plans for the year ahead.

After many years of volunteering, a number of Committee members will be stepping down this year. If you’re a keen Pinehaven resident who’d like to get in amongst it and share your stories, skills and expertise for a great cause, please take this chance to get involved. Serving your community as a PPA Committee member is a hugely rewarding experience, and it’d be great to welcome some new faces to the team.

By becoming a PPA member and paying your 2018/19 subscription of $5 on the night, you’ll be entitled to voting rights on AGM agenda items, including the 2018/19 elections.

AGM meeting papers are be available below

We look forward to seeing you there!

Pinehaven Community Hall
Wednesday 24 October 2018


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