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 or

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

Cheers Steve

Stratanet’s old vs new pricing plans – July 2017

There appears to be a bit of confusion out there about how Stratanet’s pricing plans are being changed for the new release of July’s higher network speeds. Here it all is, laid out in a table for you all to plainly see:

Old Plan Old Data Old Speed Old Monthly   New Plan New Data New Speed New Monthly
Rural Micro 10GB 1.5Mb/s $46
Rural Micro + 5GB 6Mb/s $69
Rural Micro Max 10GB 6Mb/s $74.75   Turbo 10 10GB 6Mb/s $50
Nitro 10 10GB 10Mb/s $70
Rural Mini 30GB 3Mb/s $80.5
Rural Mini + 30GB 6Mb/s $90.85   Turbo 30 30GB 6Mb/s $70
Nitro 30 30GB 10Mb/s $80
Ultra 30 30GB 30Mb/s $90
Rural Turbo 40GB 6Mb/s $103.5
Rural Turbo + 50GB 6Mb/s $113.85
Nitro 50 50GB 10Mb/s $90
Ultra 50 50GB 30Mb/s $100
Rural Turbo Max 60GB 6Mb/s $138
Nitro 100 100GB 10Mb/s $110
Ultra 100 100GB 30Mb/s $120
Rural Turbo Unlimited Unlimited GB 6Mb/s $172.5
Nitro Max Unlimited GB 10Mb/s $150
Ultra Max Unlimited GB 30Mb/s $200

The plans shown in italics are the like for like replacements – which as you can see, all drop directly in cost.

Other options within those bands are for higher speeds with the same data allowance, and all come *within* the previous costings.

Every single plan which is being offered is *better value* than their older plan options. You get more data, and/or more speed for less money.

Cleaners available (fixed, sorry)

Hey Everyone,

Does anyone need help cleaning their home? Well there is finally a service for rural Ahuroa, Makarau, Kaukapakapa, Waitoki, Warkworth and Mahurangi that is affordable, reliable and most importantly trustworthy. We offer a cleaning service for your home or office, nothing is too big or small. With our high attention to detail, your space will be cleaned perfect every time!

Please call Carey on 02102225752 or Adele on 027 203 3331.

Look us up on Facebook: OCD Cleaners –

Date night – update with corrected contact details

Sorry for the repeat posts… This update just received:

If you are looking for experienced, childcare for your family by carers based in your community, Ruth and Melody would love to help.

Ruth works from her home in Ahuroa which she shares with her husband and two sons. During the week Ruth works as an early childhood teacher and also has experience caregiving with a variety of clients of many ages with different needs. You can contact Ruth on 020 41121586 or

Melody is happy to come to your home. She currently runs the Ahuroa afterschool care program and also has experience working as a teacher aide and a caregiver. You can contact Melody on 021 379889 or

Our rates are $20/hour per family, or $80/night for sleepovers.

We hope we can help Ahuroa/Puhoi and surrounding areas the odd date night 😊

Please contact either of us if you would like to chat further about our services or arrange a no obligation visit.

StrataNet to Increase Internet Speeds

Hi everyone,

Whether you are an existing StrataNet customer or are considering joining our network, you will probably be interested to learn that we have faster plans coming soon!

We are going to be offering new “Ultra” wireless plans with speeds of up to 30 Mb/s download and 10 Mb/s upload. While we can’t yet give exact timeframes of when your area will be upgraded, we are going to start trials in the next few weeks. We’re hoping to have the upgrades rolled out network-wide by the end of this year – we will email you when this service becomes available to you.

Ideally, most of our customers will be able to receive our new Ultra plans once they go live, however in some cases your dish may need to be upgraded. We will have a better idea if your equipment needs upgrading at the conclusion of our trials – we’ll let you know if this is the case for your address.

We are also working hard to improve network reliability and consistency. A few pockets of areas have been experiencing slow-downs in peak times which will soon be resolved. We are currently rebuilding our network from the ground up, which will give us both greater capacity and reliability when the new network goes live.

For further updates, please check out our Facebook page ‘StrataNet NZ’ ( or our Twitter feed on @StrataNetNZ ( and we will endeavor to post our progress.

We thank you for your attention and we look forward to delivering you the next generation of wireless internet!

Kind regards, The team at StrataNet.
Richard Mahoney <>

Email: <> or call 0800 030 004 for more information.