Need a plumber in Ahuroa?

Evan our registered Plumber lives in your neighbourhood, you have probably seen him driving the Aqua Filter van around Puhoi.

Evan can help with plumbing repairs and maintenance, dripping taps, hot water cylinders, toilets, water pumps and Water filtration.

We also specialise in rain harvesting “set ups” and fixing issues with dirty water getting into your water tank. We install Pre Tank Filters that actually work.

So if you need a plumber who is local and doesn’t need to drive far to get to you, PM me or call/txt 0274787427 094223245 or steve@aquafilter.co.nz or evan@aquafilter.co.nz

Still working on the miracle of turning water into wine, but we all need to work on something right?

Cheers Steve

Puhoi Village Market on Sunday 30th July 9am to 1pm.

This market will have all the usual stalls, with produce, plants, Puhoi Coffee, nuts, fresh local fruit and veg, cheese, bread, samosas, olive oils, silver jewellery, hand knits, and beautiful crafts.
Why not pop down, browse the stalls, have a bite to eat and sit with a delicious coffee and enjoy the music.

At the following market, on Sunday 27th August, In addition to the usual stalls, plants, produce and crafts, the market will feature “Puhoi’s Got Young Talent” another chance for all our young people to show how incredible they are!

SUPPORT LOCAL!
Any inquiries to Puhoi Village Market Team on 0274 27 0440

Warkworth Growth – Spatial Plan

Concerned about the rate of development in Warkworth or Auckland Council’s delay in planning for local growth? A volunteer group of Warkworth professionals have prepared a spatial plan framework detailing the potential land use within the future urban areas.

The proposal is intended to generate community thought, discussion and feedback to develop a community-led spatial plan. Warkworth’s population is expected to rise from around 4,500 to 25,000 within the next 20 years.

It is not a matter of “if”, it is a reality and will happen. Auckland Council has identified Warkworth as an area for definite future growth

You may have seen articles recently in the Rodney Times and/or Mahurangi Matters about the Warkworth Spatial Plan.

The Spatial Plan is a skeleton or framework that with community input may become a draft plan. That draft plan may then be submitted by the community to Council to guide them toward the development of Warkworth Structure Planning and future zoning process.

Our goal is to get as many Warkworth residents to respond with their ideas as possible. Please read about the proposed Warkworth Future development on the website.

More importantly please complete the feedback questionnaire as we need your input. http://www.warkworthgrowth.nz

It is very important that you spend the few minutes necessary to answer the on-line questionnaire on how you would like to see Warkworth grow.

If anyone has any questions or would like a hard copy of the information posted out please either email wwwspatial@gmail.com or give me a call.

Thanks,
Ian Hutchinson 021 924 287

Local painter available for work

Hey there are you looking for a quality local painter to do interior work?! I now have a couple of gaps in my winter calendar – if you want an excellent reliable tradesman here I am … Over 30 years experience. No job too big or small.

Contact Peter for a free quote… local man – local rates … based in Ahuroa 021573940 or email shamrockpainters@gmail.com

Farmhand and Fencer wanted

Fencer – We are looking for a fit, keen, hard working local with some farm / fencing experience, to help us build a few kilometres of fence line on steep Puhoi hills.

Farmhand – We are looking for a farmhand to help with a variety of farm jobs including planting and fencing. It is steep country so someone fit and keen who doesn’t mind a bit of mud 🙂

If you are interested or know someone who might be keen. Call or txt Hamish direct on 021 834 364 or txt me a phone number

Mid Winter Christmas Pot Luck at the Ahuroa Community Hall!

Hi Everyone

Beat the Mid-winter blues and come celebrate getting closer to Spring with your friends and community at the Ahuroa Community Hall!

We are planning a Pot Luck style dinner on Saturday 29th July – a date carefully chosen not to clash with any All Blacks games. These dinners are a great way to get out and meet new people in your community, to catch up with friends and find out who the really good cooks are 😉 So come along and have some fun! 

When: Doors open from 5:30pm and Dinner from 6:30pm

What to bring: Enough dinner (or dessert) for the people you bring, plates & cutlery, drinks

Who: Everybody!

Where: Ahuroa Community Hall, 1351 Ahuroa Rd (Next to Ahuroa School).

Any queries please ask Jo Bullock (099733687, bullock_joanna@hotmail.com or on Facebook), Dan Berger (berger@farmside.co.nz) or Christine Bullock (094225598 or christine_a_bullock@hotmail.com or on Facebook).

Hope to see you all there, The More the Merrier!

From the Ahuroa Hall Advisory Committee

Rodney roads, a targeted rate? Have your say.

Who isn’t sick of unsealed roads? – HAVE YOUR SAY on our solution…

Your Local Board wants to bring forward spending on transport infrastructure such as road sealing.


There are over 678km’s of unsealed road in Rodney and this will cost over $350 million to seal, or put another way, $16,000 per property based on 22,000 rateable properties in Rodney. We got $10 million extra for road sealing (three roads) but that money is finished and if we’re not going back to a million a year we need to come up with a way of funding this

* If the Local Board gets a targeted rate and chips in some money I believe there is a good chance we could get a top up from Auckland Transport.

We are proposing a Rodney Ward only Targeted Rate

** that will contribute towards more road sealing. The targeted rate would also be used to contribute towards a Train to Huapai and Park’n’Rides in Rodney.

If you want to support speeding up road sealing please take a few minutes to complete an online feedback form, if we don’t get the support it won’t happen!

http://shapeauckland.co.nz/consultations/draft-rodney-local-board-plan-2017/

You have until THIS THURSDAY to make a submission, so don’t delay!

*Franklin had a targeted rate and now most of their roads are sealed, we need to do the same thing because doing nothing won’t see any significant progress. A local targeted rate would make a strong political argument for a funding top up from Auckland Transport. It won’t be a quick solution because of the scale of the problem but it would be better than hoping we will get funding every three years.

** The targeted rate would be used to provide part funding for three major initiatives across Rodney, Trains to Huapai, Park’n’Rides and Road Sealing. By putting in place a long term targeted rate we can share the cost burden across the limited rating base (22,000 properties in Rodney).

You are currently paying a targeted transport rate for the City Rail Link that finishes in 2018, we would look to continue this over but just have the money spent in Rodney. If this initiative is supported we would come back to the public in 2018 will detailed proposals on what the money would be spent on, for how long and how much for further consultation. If this initiative isn’t supported we won’t take this further and these projects will have to wait for funding to become available and at this point that is five to ten years away.

Originally posted by Phelan Pirrie on Facebook.