History – Challenging times

Sat, 27 Nov 2021

Over the 158 years of its history, the  people of Puhoi – the settlement first founded by Bohemians from the Austrian Empire in 1863 – have…


History – More than a myth

Thu, 28 Oct 2021

I have been approached a few times regarding the existence of such a place as North Albertland. Well, the district was officially proclaimed in a...


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History – Early Leigh

Thu, 21 Oct 2021

By Judy Waters Recently I introduced my granddaughter to her great, great, great grandparents. It was, of course, a virtual meeting, as the good folk...


History – Be damned

Tue, 19 Oct 2021

In the early days of European settlement in Warkworth in the 1850s and 1860s, getting from one side of the Mahurangi River to the other...


History – Wilson versus Moore

Wed, 13 Oct 2021

In February 1901, 26 employees of John Wilson and Company, which owned the Wilson Cement Works, met in the library at Warkworth to consider wages...


History – Making their mark

Thu, 30 Sep 2021

Wandering around Puhoi you could stumble on a lot of history. Our village is like a museum and one of the Puhoi Heritage Museum Society’s...


History – Pioneering preacher

Tue, 3 Aug 2021

In 1912, Alfred Oldham wrote an account of his life which included some wonderful anecdotes illustrating the lives of our early settlers. Alfred was born...


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