Next Steps

May  2012 : Parks, Recreation and Heritage Forum of the Auckland Council considered two projects, the Puhinui Project and the purchase of Woodhill Sands by the Northern Region Equestrian Trust. Council’s decision is to undertake a needs analysis for equestrian facilities in the Auckland region and the role that Council should play in this.

A three month timeframe for this work has been identified by the Parks and Reserves team of the Auckland Council.

Puhinui - Historical Timeframes

  • 2008- 2009 User group approach Manukau City Council, early concept plans developed
  • 2010Three equestrian organisations contribute $75,000 towards a feasibility study
  • 2010 Mangere Community Board contribute $25,000.  Papatoetoe Community Board contribute $54,995
  • 2011 Feasiblity completed and presented to Council Officers
  • April 2011  Feasiblity presented to the Mayor of Auckland
  • June 2011  Council Staff prepare a report on Puhinui and Northern Region Equestrian Trust’s proposal   to purchase Woodhill Sands
  • 2011   Feasibility and project presented to the Otara Papatoetoe Local Board
  • Nov 2011  Volcanic craters discovered on Puhinui
  • Jan 2012  Puhinui prospective Trustees present a re-scoped project report and plans to Council
  • May 2012  Report on Woodhill Sands and the Puhinui Project is presented to the Parks, Recreation and   Heritage Forum of the Auckland Council

Governance - The Puhinui Trust

Prospective Trustees

  • Phil Creagh, Partner, Anderson, Creagh, Lai
  • Tony van den Brink, Chairman, van den Brink Group
  • Glen Beal, Managing Director, Campbell Tyson Cooper White
  • Bruce Pulman, Executive Chairman, Heb Construction,
  • Gary Troup, Director, Regional Facilities Auckland
  • Geoff Smith, Executive Council, Royal Agricultural Society
  • Astrid Lambert, CEO, Primary Focus Trust
  • Ross Milne, Chairman, Deloitte NZ, Advisor to Trustees (interim arrangement)