Gardener still wanted

Do you enjoy working outdoors in a peaceful & healthy environment, surrounded by birdsong, bees & flowers?Then we may have the job for you!

Now that spring has finally sprung & daylight saving is here, we urgently need some help in the garden.

We are looking for someone who is keen on wildlife gardening, & easy to get along with.

Our garden is mostly mature shrubbery so we are looking for help with general maintenance, which with our busy lives always gets away on us.

Good rate of pay and flexible hours.

Please text your contact details to Bev 021 307 900 & I will call you back.

Request from Constable Mandi Bell

Can you please email out to all the rural street contacts to keep a look out for a red older style single cab ute.

Two males went to a dairy farm in Helensville asking for work on Sunday morning 17th September.If anyone has seen this ute and these males, in similar circumstances email me with details.

If this vehicle or the males, come to your farm asking for work please obtain the registration number plate of the ute and descriptions of the two males.

Could be perfectly legitimate, but I would like to let everyone know just in case it’s not.


Mandi Bell 

Community Constable | Helensville | New Zealand Police

P +64 9 4209736 Extn: 96576 | M +64 211912682 | E

Helensville Station, 8 Rimu Street, 

Wanted: Hay Bales

Hi, we would like to buy some cheap hay or straw bales to use for garden mulch, if you have any or even old-damp hay that would work for my needs.Also interested in getting some roof sheet metal, some rust holes is not a problem. 

If you have any call Erik 022-092-1640

Road Sealing Update – Glen Ashton

Hi all, 

Auckland Council have set the budget for 2017-2018 and are now working on the Long Term Plan (LTP) for the next 3 years.

I checked the budget and there is only $3.4 million allocated to extension road sealing for all of Auckland (but mostly Rodney) for 2017/2018.

I have been saying this needs to be $10 million pa to make any sort of decent progress. The total Auckland Council transport budget is $1324 million pa so it is not a significant amount that would help Rodney seal the roads.


The major issue is that Auckland Council will not allocate enough road sealing budget. This is totally controlled by the Mayor (Phil Goff) and 20 Ward Councillors.

So again, I emailed the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and copied all Councillors and Local Board members.


The Deputy Mayor (Bill Cashmore) replied here are the highlights of Bill’s replies:


“Have a targeted rate to start the sealing program.”


“that under the Auckland Council / Auckland Transport priority system for transport expenditure rural road seal will never make the cut”


This attitude is really detrimental to Rodney and confirms our fear of the Super City. All about major projects and no concern for “local” as per what our rates should be about. I replied and gave them both barrels and more!


I suggest that at every opportunity we all keep complaining about the roads to Auckland Council / Auckland Transport. Our Rodney Board and Councillor Greg Sayers are working hard for our cause but need your support to bombard Auckland Council with our dissatisfaction.


If you would like to read the detail exchange with Bill Cashmore, email me ( for a copy.


Dog daycare/walking adventures

Hi! I am offering a dog walking/daycare service. Monday, Wednesday and Friday I will take your dog for a 1.5 hour adventure. Great for dogs that are by themselves all day! I’m happy to pick up/drop off to your home. $40 for a morning of fun for your dog 🙂 

Laura, 021554725 if you’re interested let me know!