Puhoi 158th Anniversary

A great day was had, celebrating at Puhoi this year. The main difference being the fact it was held on a Saturday (instead of Sunday). There were plenty of musicians sharing the stage during the day and it was great to see the children enjoying the music. Eva and Tui made their first ever visit to Puhoi, Eva was the youngest Wech/Krippner descendant present. After the cleanup of the hall was finished, some of us met up at the Puhoi Pub for a meal.

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Gäits nea in Gottes Nåmma

RIP Biddy Orr

Biddy Orr – a well respected life member of our Bohemian Association has left us…..on Friday 2nd November 2018. Biddy gave so much to us over the years and will be remembered with love, by many.

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Thames Catholic Church Celebrates 150 Years, 2017

The German Bohemian community have organisied to help celebrate with a Bohemian Mass. We have chosen to celebrate the feast day of St Wenceslaus (Patron Saint of Bohemia) and will lead the worship at Mass, sharing our Bohemian culture.

10th September 2017 at the 8:30am service

Everyone is welcome, we plan to have a shared lunch afterwards with a little bit of music and dancing as required

St Francis of Assisi is located on the corner of Willoughby and Baillie St, Thames.

all enquiries to campy@kereta.kiwi.nz

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Puhoi Anniversary

This weekend we will be celebrating Puhoi Anniversary and the feast day of Saints’ Peter and Paul.

Sunday 26th June: Mass at 11am in Puhoi Church, and shared lunch after in the hall with music and dance until afternoon tea time.

For those interested, the Puhoi Historical Society have organised a Saturday night dance on the 25th June. $15/ person. please bring a plate to share for supper.

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Arrival of the Ship “Liverpool” to NZ – Reunion 1866-2016

Thank you to all who attended the Reunion in Puhoi on the 6th March 2016. It was a great success, a day filled with talking, meeting new relations, making new friends, dancing and so on……. Congratulations to the Puhoi Historical Society and the Bohemian Association for putting on such a great event in such a short time, I might add 🙂

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Ph. 09 4220852 P O Box 404224 Puhoi 0951

Programme for Sunday 6th March 2016

8.30 a.m. Mass at Sts Peter and Paul’s Church, Puhoi
9.30 a.m. Wreath laying ceremony at Landing Stone
9.45 a.m. Welcome
10.00 a.m. Morning tea
10.30 a.m. Roll call
11.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.
Puhoi Hymn of Faith, Te Rore Band, sales of books and Puhoi Memorabilia,
Raffle sales, update family trees, view displays
Bohemian Settlers Museum open in Convent School
12.30 p.m. Shared Lunch – please bring a plate of food to share
1.00 p.m. Puhoi Bohemian Dancers, Puhoi Music Group
1.30 p.m. Te Rore Band, dancing, socialising
2.30 p.m. Group photos, Bohemian Association AGM at rear of hall
3.30 p.m. Afternoon tea


Please register your interest in attending the reunion of Puhoi descendants especially Plescher, Schischka, Wech and Wenzlick families who came on the “Liverpool” arriving Auckland, 6th March 1866 – 150 years ago. These families intermarried with almost all of the other families so all are welcome.

$5 per person covers admin costs and family descendant badge.
When: Sunday 6th March 2016 8.30 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Where: Puhoi Centennial Hall
To: email: puhoibohemianmuseum@gmail.com
Phone: 09 4220852 – leave a message
Post: Box 404224, Puhoi 0951


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Mavis Rauner RIP

RAUNER, Mavis Kathleen. On June 29, 2015, at her home in Puhoi. Dearly loved wife of the late Laurie. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Brian and Marlene, Terry and Christine, Graham and Pauline, and Lorraine and Gerard. Loved nana of Nicola, Celeste and Shane; Cleo, Andrei and Bryce and great- nana of 9. Rest in Peace Mum. Requiem Mass will be celebrated at Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Puhoi on Monday July 6, at 1:00pm followed by interment at Puhoi Cemetery. Communications to C/- P O Box 404 250, Puhoi 0951. –
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Come to Puhoi 152nd Anniversary Celebrations 27th-29th June 2015

Saturday 27th June Museum open 10 am-4 pm Community Dance 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm (Band is “Roger and the Ramjets”). BYO and a plate of food to share. Tickets $12 from Jenny 09 422 0472

Sunday 28th June  Mass 11:00 am, Wreath Laying Ceremony at Landing Memorial Stone, Shared Lunch, Music and Dancing in the Hall 12:15 pm-3:30 pm. Soup and Sausages provided. Please bring a plate of food to share.

Monday 29th June. Honouring of Age Dinner 11:30 am Puhoi Hotel for the over 80s and Spouse, caregiver or Companion $30 per head. Phone Gillian 09 422 0812

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Gäits nea in Gottes Nåmma. (Go in Gods Name)

Sad news this morning with the passing of Jim Krippner 😦 Jim was a  past Chairman of our Association, Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.

James “Jim” Anthony:
Peacefully at Resthaven on 22 February 2015 aged 76. Dearly loved husband of Teresa. Much loved father and father-in-law of Anthony & Kirsten (Ngaruawahia), Ray and Shellie (Bathurst, Australia), Helen & Greg Moverley (Auckland), Leo & Iris (Wellington), Margaret & Vince Layton (Te Aroha), Bernadette & Phil Winter (Putaururu), Patrick & Kirsty (Trentham), James & Jani (Te Awamutu) and his 27 grandchildren.
Rest in Peace Jim.
Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Resthaven for their caring of Jim and support to Teresa. In lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimer’s Waikato would be appreciated. Rosary recited at 7.00pm on Tuesday, a Requiem Mass will be held for Jim on Wednesday 25th February 2015 at 11.00am in St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Anzac Street, Cambridge. Communications to Krippner Family, PO Box 844, Cambridge 3450.
Cambridge Funeral Services –

Jim Krippner surrounded by his Children and Grandchildren at Resthaven

Jim Krippner surrounded by his Children and Grandchildren at Resthaven

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Bohemian Association Annual General Meeting

Hiya Just a quick reminder of the AGM set to be held on the 6th Feb at Te Rore Hall.
Starting with a shared lunch at 12:00. Meeting will start at 1pm. Apologies can be posted here or feel free to give me a call 07 8252064, kind regards Karen

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