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Up and Coming Events at and Around Pukehiki

Working Bees:

Hall Working Bee

Saturday, 20 July 2019
9 am to approx 1 pm


We have made great progress in preparing the Hall for it's new piles thanks to the wonderful volunteers in our community - there has been a lot of hard work undertaken to achieve this - we are now looking to complete the last of the preparation with the removal of the front porch, etc. so that the new piles can be installed and we can complete this critical phase of the Hall restoration. If you could help with this on Saturday the 20th for the morning please come along

A great country morning tea provided as always!

Community Events:

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Social Events:

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Church Services:

Normally Ecumenical Church Services are held at 3pm on the first Sunday of March, May, September, and November. Click here for more information.


Notices about meetings will be posted here.

Carol Singing:

Carol Singing

Every year, the Pukehiki Community Church hosts a Carol Singing evening.
This is an evening of singing your favourite Christmas Carols.
A Nativity Play is usually put on by members of the community for your entertainment.
Over the past years, these evenings have proved to be very popular and are well attended by locals and those from afar.

Last year, the Carol Service was held on Sunday 16th December, and was enjoyed by all.


Past Events:

Pukehiki Community Church

150th Anniversary of Pukehiki Church

The Church at Pukehiki was built in 1867 - 1868 and the first service was held on 19th April 1868 by Rev. Alexander Greig.

The first 150 years of this historical church was celebrated with a special church service on Sunday 22 April 2018.

The service was led by the Rev Richard Dawson,
a descendent of the third resident minister at the Church

Click here to read more of the history of the Church at Pukehiki.

Watch this space for photos of the celebrations

Pukehiki Hoedown 2018

Once again, Pukehiki held a fantastic night of dancing fun and food at the annual Pukehiki Hoedown on 27th October. The Catgut and Steel provided great music throughout the night.

Pictures of this event will be posted soon.


Portobello Blues FestivalPortobello Blues Festival
10, 11, 12 March 2017

The second Portobello Blues Festival was a wonderful three-day programme of concerts, workshops, a market, open mic sessions and a Talent Quest. It was held in the various Portobello and Bays venues, and a Street Food Village was set up at the Park next to the Coronation Hall, in Portobello.

Portobello and Bays came alive with fantastic local and international musical talent including:
JC Blues (Chile), Stanford Murray (UK), Tony Painting & the Power (Auckland), One Good Eye JT (Auckland), Strait Shooters (Hawkes Bay, Wellington and Portobello), Cat Tunks (Auckland), Bulletproof Convertible (Dunedin), and many more.

For more info on this festival, see www.portobellobluesfestival.co.nz


Pukehiki Hoedown / Ceilidh - 24th September 2016

Pukehiki is famous for its annual Hoedown - a great bunch of like-minded people enjoying each other's company, dancing and a great big feast. This time it was combined with a Spring Equinox Ceilidh, featuring the Equinox All Star Band

Click here for some pictures of the evening


Pot Luck Dinner

Pukehiki Hall Pot Luck Dinner - 29 May 2016

Local Pukehiki folk got together to share food and enjoy a chat.

Click here for some pictures of the evening




ParsonsiaBotanical Society of Otago Hereweka/Harbour Cone Bioblitz

As part of its activities for 2016, the Botanical Society of Otago organised a Bioblitz for the Hereweka/Harbour Cone Block

This was based at the Pukehiki Hall on
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th April

The event was aimed at educating the public about natural values and biodiversity present on the Otago Peninsula by inviting people to participate in the process of making observations and recording data.





The Hereweka Hike - Sunday 6th March 2016

The Hereweka Hike was a self-guided walk around the Harbour Cone property. Folk had a cracking day with 200 walkers undertaking the inaugural “Hereweka Hike.” There were plenty of happy faces, young and old who took this great opportunity to visit on that day.

Pictures of the day are posted on the Hereweka / Harbour Cone Trust website:

Details on the hike are also on their website:

Hereweka Hikers


Pukehiki Open Day
Pukehiki Community Church 20th Anniversary

The Pukehiki Community put on an Open Day on Sunday 13th April 2014 to mark this anniversary. The Church, Hall, and Library were open to the public for the afternoon and was enjoyed by locals, travellers, and city folk. Visitors learned about the history of the 3 buildings in talks and displays.

Devonshire Teas plus local baking was offered by the Pukehiki Community and proved to be a great success.

39 Southern Television preceded the event with a short news item as seen here:

Click here to see photos of the event