Announcements Archive


Old Man’s Beard

Date: Feb 20, 2017 2:13:21 AM

Please Old Mans Beard Brochure on identifying and removing Old Man’s Beard.

Upper Hutt Community Earthquake Response day

Date: May 04, 2017 5:55:57 AM

Additional information can be found here:

Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO) is running their first Upper Hutt Community Emergency Hub (Civil Defence Centre) activation:

Saturday 13th May 10-12pm at Silverstream School!

Host family needed for an AFS teacher to Pinehaven School

Date: Jun 16, 2017 5:41:26 AM

If your family can welcome an AFS teacher at home, please email or

  • Share our unique Kiwi culture while learning about another
  • Establish a life-long friendship and an international connection
  • Have fun learning all the things you have in common as well as cultural differences
  • Encourage diversity and understanding for your family, school and local community

By hosting a Teacher, your family will have the opportunity to:

Lili Cao’s Video

Please consider welcoming a TEACHER from China at home or school in July 2017 for 4 weeks.

PPA AGM 2017

Date: Sep 27, 2017 6:1:30 AM

We look forward to seeing you there!

See attached application form to become a PPA member. By paying your 2017/18 membership subscription of $5 on the night, you’ll be entitled to vote on AGM agenda items.

The Pinehaven Progressive Association Annual General Meeting is coming up again.

Pinehaven Community Hall


Wednesday 25 October 2017

AGM Notice 2017

AGM Agenda 2017


Membership Form

Weed of the Moment: Sycamore

Date: Dec 16, 2017 3:47:34 AM

One redeeming feature is that it makes superb firewood. If you have sycamore growing on your place – and the chances are that you do – you might consider cutting them down and putting them through your wood burner.


Small ones can be pulled or dug out. Leave them somewhere to dry out before disposing of them – don’t put them in your compost. Large trees can be either drilled and poisoned, or cut down, but if you cut them down you MUST poison the stump to prevent regrowth. Detailed instructions can be found on: – go to Weed Information and look for Sycamore.

If you want advice feel free to contact Chris Cosslett on

Sycamores produce many long-lived, well-dispersed seeds that can germinate and flourish under shade, so it can invade existing vegetation, including bush. It is very aggressive. It releases toxins into the soil through its roots to stop other plants growing near it. This means it can take over bush areas by excluding native plants.

We’ve made great progress on getting old man’s beard under control in Pinehaven. Thanks to all who have helped.

I’d like to draw your attention to another pest plant that is very common around here: sycamore. It’s a medium-sized tree, a member of the maple family. It has smooth grey bark and bluish-green leaves shaped like the leaf on the Canadian flag. It produces yellow/reddish winged “helicopter” seed capsules containing two seeds. There are some mature examples beside the library.

PPA 75th Anniversary Celebration

Date: Dec 26, 2017 4:24:30 AM

This is your chance to flex your brainpower and be in to win some great prizes.

There will be canapés and refreshments served, and a cash bar available on the night.*

We guarantee you’re going to have fun!

Tickets are $35 each and tables are limited so you’ll need to be in quick to get a spot.

Email or phone PPA President David Brown on 04 973 9947 to book.

Once your ticket has been confirmed, you can pay by cash or internet banking to account no 03-0774-0857067-00** You’ll then be sent your ticket.

* Note there won’t be any EFTPOS facility available.

** Due to limited tickets unfortunately there won’t be any door sales.

Joining the PPA

Being a small, volunteer-based organisation, the PPA relies on donations to continue its work in the community and to maintain the jewel in our crown – the Pinehaven Hall.

PPA members are residents of Pinehaven who assist in community development and environmental protection, keep other residents informed of local issues affecting the area, and represent residents’ views with relevant authorities in relation to such issues.

If you’d like to help out by making a donation to the work of the PPA, or if you’d like to join as a member, it’s easy to do! You can either make your contribution by internet banking to account no 03-0774-0857067-00, or simply complete a PPA membership application form.

All help and support, and the generosity of the Pinehaven community, is gratefully received and very much appreciated.

We look forward to seeing you on the 27th January!

7pm, Saturday, 27 January 2018

Pinehaven Community Hall

Trivia Night

Pack your hamper and picnic blanket and come along to the Hall for a sausage sizzle, memorabilia and unveiling of new signage for the Hall.

The PPA encourages everyone to pack a picnic and participate in what promises to be a fun-filled afternoon.

If anyone has photos or memories they’d like to share, please email to tell us more. Pinehaven is such a special place to many – seeing and hearing each other’s stories is a great way to acknowledge and remember its history.

12-2.30pm Saturday, 27 January 2018

Pinehaven Community Hall

Family Get-Together

On Saturday, 27 January 2017 the Pinehaven Progressive Association (PPA) is celebrating 75 years in the community!Established as an incorporated society in 1942, the PPA is a volunteer organisation focused on promoting, developing, enhancing and protecting the interests of thePinehaven community and its residents.

You can read more about the history of Pinehaven here

We’d love for you to join us in celebrating our beautiful and very special community.