Annual General Meeting of the PPA will be on Wednesday 25 October 2023 at 7.30pm in the Community Hall, 5a Forest Road, Pinehaven.

Announcements Archive


Local Body Elections 2013

Date: Jan 20, 2013 5:04:59 PM

As part of the “Meet the Candidates” event organised by the PPA, candidates provided a biography and answers to a question regarding the Pinehaven library. Their responses are available to assist with voting choices.

Pinehaven Picnic Waitangi Day

Date: Jan 28, 2013 4:55:59 AM

When? – Wednesday 6th February, starting at 11 am.

Where? – Pinehaven Community Hall, Forest Road.

The PPA invites all Pinehaven residents and friends to pack a

PICNIC LUNCH and come along to the Community Hall in Forest Rd

from 11am.

We will provide the venue, BBQs to cook on and an opportunity to

participate in some fun activities

Local Body Elections 2013

As part of the “Meet the Candidates” event organised by the PPA, candidates provided a biography and answers to a question regarding the Pinehaven library. Their responses are available to assist with voting choices.

See you there

PPA Picnic postponed to Friday 8 February at 6 pm

Date: Feb 06, 2013 2:48:33 AM

Our Waitangi Day Picnic is postponed to Friday 8 February at 6 pm.

Yes, folks, the weather isn’t going to improve enough and in time for today, so the committee have quickly decided to postpone the event to Friday when the weather is forecast to be good. In fact it looks like dry weather will be with us from tomorrow already, but by going right to Friday we can benefit from the ‘drying out’ by then.

Instead of a BBQ we suggest you bring some pre-cooked food, such as fish and chips to munch as we come together for at least a neighbourhood chat, but other things too, we hope!

See you all there!

Weather Station Publicity

Date: Feb 23, 2013 7:48:18 PM

The PPA weather station has attracted the attention of the local media.

Here is a link to the article:

PPA Rain Water Harvesting

Date: Mar 21, 2013 6:24:6 PM

With the recent dry weather, water conservation has been a hot topic. The PPA constructed a rain water harvesting system for the community hall which has been well documented.

If your interested in utilising your rain or spring water for gardening here is how the PPA did it.

Weather Webcam

Date: Apr 19, 2013 11:13:59 PM

A weather webcam is now available to view a live image of the current weather conditions in Pinehaven. Here is a link to the new webcam page.

New Zealand Constitution

Date: Apr 23, 2013 7:29:36 PM

The people of New Zealand have not yet given themselvestheir first democratic constitution. Would you like to helpput together some ideas to input to this “conversation”?

I want to do this and would like to get together with fellow Pinehaven residents who also want to participate in this process. We have till 5pm on 1 July 2013 to give our ideas.

Contact me on: to take part.


Date: May 10, 2013 5:8:42 AM

Yummy Mummys’ is an opportunity for Mums to come along and have fun exercising together through dance, stretches and even good old push ups!

Pre schoolers are welcome in a self run creche.

DAY: Every Monday (starting 20 May – 1 July)

TIME: 9:30am – 10:30am

VENUE: Pinehaven Community Hall (next to Playcentre)

COST: Gold coin donation for use of the hall

BYO: Mat if you have injuries, water bottle and kids.

For Registration or further inquires, contact:

Donna or

Karla 02102493745

Facebook: YummyMummys’Fitness/Dance

Pinehaven Library

Date: May 30, 2013 4:52:33 AM

Civil Defence

Date: Aug 10, 2013 8:24:1 PM

The PPA remind Pinehaven residents our local Civil Defence centre is located at the Pinehaven School hall (see map below). It is recommended residents be prepared for the worst. See here for details:


Date: Aug 16, 2013 7:58:50 PM

Our aim is to make Wellington New Zealand’s natural capital by making all back yards into safe havens for native wildlife. We already have a number of wildlife hotspots (like Zealandia, Otari-Wilton Bush and Oruaiti Reserve) and now it is time for us to restore the full dawn chorus (which most New Zealanders have never heard) and see wings over all of Wellington. – See more at:

Pinehaven School Strategic Direction

Date: Aug 24, 2013 6:15:39 AM

The Board of Trustees are currently reviewing the strategic direction of the school. We have a short survey to help inform this process. We are hoping to have as many of our families complete this as possible.

This survey is your opportunity to comment on the review of Pinehaven School’s strategic direction. The school charter sets out this strategic direction, including the school’s vision and values. The Board of Trustees consults our community every three years when it reviews the Charter. This is an exciting time, we are starting with a ‘fresh page’ and we would like to hear your voice. What are your ideas? What will learning at Pinehaven School look like during the next three years? The results of this survey will help us to identify the issues and ideas that are most important to our Pinehaven School community.

We expect this survey will take approximately 10-20 minutes to complete, depending of the amount of time you spend thinking about your answers. The online version of the survey can be completed by clicking on the link below. All responses are totally anonymous.

If you would prefer to complete a paper version of the survey, these can be collected from the office and returned via the soldier in the office or by post.

The survey will be open for the next 2 weeks. We encourage you to send the link to any community members, parents of pre-schoolers or parents of past students who you think might be interested.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kaylene Macnee


Pinehaven School

Forest Road

Upper Hutt

Phone 5284365

Fax 5278330

Pinehaven Art and Craft Exhibition – 2013

Date: Aug 28, 2013 5:54:36 AM

The 43rd Pinehaven Art and Craft Exhibition weekend is being held 6-8th September. The weekend features high quality art and crafts from all over New Zealand, including paintings, sculpture, furnishings, clothing, and jewellery.

Over 100 artists take part; this year our guest exhibitor is well known local Pinehaven sculptor, Bruce Winter. Opening night (always a great social occasion) will feature live music from Yelshea-Jong and Virtuosity.

  • Friday 6th Sept 7-10pm: $5 including a drink and Gymkhana on the reserve with the Pinehaven Hall in the nibbles background (c 1948)
  • Sat 7th Sept 9am-6pm: gold coin entry
  • Sunday 8th Sept 9am-3pm: gold coin entry

Meet the Candidates – NEW DATE

Date: Aug 29, 2013 8:30:37 PM


The PPA has organised a meeting in the school hall to give the community a chance to meet and question the people who are standing for the local body elections later this year.

With our local councillor Pat Christianson standing down, it is even more important that we take the time to carefully consider what the prospective councillors’ views are on local issues. For example, who supports local facilities and who believes in a centralised model? Views on the proposed restructuring in the Wellington region are another potential hot topic. So come along and make your votes informed votes.

The meeting will be chaired by Pat Christianson.

Meet the Candidates 2013

Date: Sep 05, 2013 6:51:32 AM

Most of the candidates have responded to the RSVP and we also have answers to the question posed regarding the Pinehaven library.See this page for the details.

There have been a number of additions to the above page since the initial announcement so please keep an eye on it.

Website Changes

Date: Sep 23, 2013 5:52:43 AM

I have made some minor changes to the website:

1) Removed the suggestions page. Users should use the forum for future suggestions.

2) Moved the Media page into the History section

3) On request I have added a Local Government page which contains information and links to issues likely to be in interest to Pinehaven residents.

Upcoming meetings on local council restructuring

Date: Nov 06, 2013 4:44:41 AM

Kia Ora Koutou,Upper Hutt City Council is trying to tell as many people as possible about two upcoming meetings on 21 November, which will be run by the Local Government Commission, and deal with the subject of local government reform in the Wellington Region.

Upper Hutt residents have told us they are strongly opposed to several of the proposed reform options (including a supercity), so we want to make sure they are aware they will have the chance to present their views to the commission on 21 November.

I’ve attached a copy of an advert we’ve run in the Leader, and thought I’d send it out to Upper Hutt associations for circulation also.

If you have any questions or comments I would be happy to speak with you.

Kind regards,

Christine Robinson

Reporting Officer

Lighthouse Annual Christmas Carol Concert

Date: Nov 23, 2013 2:0:57 AM

The Lighthouse Church and Drop­in CentreAnnual Christmas Carol Concert

Pinehaven Community Hall(PPA)

Saturday 30th November

Entry gold coin.

Come and have a good sing and enjoy yourselves.

Santa could be coming!

6.00 p.m.