Seed and plant swap on Saturday 15th September. From 10:30am. At Lothlorien Orchard cowshed, 1227 Ahuroa rd. Bring plants and seeds to swap if you have any, but not necessary. Come and swap info about our favorite subject, plants. Tea and coffee provided. No need to book, just show up, but if any more info needed, please phone Jo, 09 422 5855.
Who wants a Community Playground?
Ahuroa playgroup would like to make this happen.
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Auckland council have put out a series of proposals which you have until the 11th Sept to provide feedback on.
Proposal three suggests moving the internal boundary of the local Rodney board elections for our local ward. It suggests shifting the Wellsford boundary southwards, to Makarau. This may impact you in some way so it could be worth reading and providing feedback on their proposed plan.
On Saturday 27th October we will have our annual AG Day.
ALL children in our community are welcome to share their animals with us on the day – you do not need to be enrolled at our school. We also have an Under 5 section, so all young farmers in training are welcome.
Students will be given their Animal Diaries this week, (if a community member not at our school would like a diary please contact Christine at the Office -email@example.com) and will be starting to grow and build exhibits for the day.
Please remember that any farm animal that is being showcased on the day needs to be born after 1st July. We will have the usual array of animals, calves, goats, lambs, chickens, pig and caged pets. NO DOGS please (even cute little handbag ones!)
As in the past the day will have a showcase of animals/pets, a Young Farmer competition and some good old fashioned country games. Don’t forget the yummy treats on sale, and if you have some goods to sell there is always the Market Stalls to look forward to.
We look forward to seeing our community on AG Day.
For any further information please contact Christine at firstname.lastname@example.org or 09-4225898
Michelle Nell, Principal, AHUROA SCHOOL
Dear community, thanks to your amazing support we have nearly completed Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the Outdoor Classroom. We feel truly blessed by the support that we have received from everyone so far.
We are now into the landscaping phase and still need a couple of items to complete our vision. If you have any of the following that you would be happy to donate to the school, please can you contact Christine at the Office on 09-4225898 or email@example.com.
Mulch– We need about 60m3 of mulch to get rid of the mud.
Large Hay Bales– Preferably, manky, and no good for feed, we would like to spread this out under the mulch to form a mat for the mulch to sit on.
Boulders – Yes, boulders, if anyone has some large boulders lying in their paddock, which we could use for our water feature, it would be fabulous to have, anything from soccer ball size to giant lotto ball sizeJ
Native Plants– We are only using native plants in our outdoor area so if you have anything we could use it would be wonderful. Sean Hilditch has kindly offered to help o-ordinate the planting process, and would love to have some Nikau, Ferns and larger specimen plants.
Planting Day: At this stage we are pencilling in the last Friday of the School Holidays (12thOctober) as Planting Day. Any help – young and old – would be appreciated! The school will provide some morning tea and pizza for lunch for all helpers.
M.Ed Leadership(Hons), B.Ed(Tchg), H.Dip Ed
Tel: 09 422 5898
We are holding a free Compost Basics workshop at The Ahuroa Hall, Saturday Sept 15th. All participants receive a $40 discount towards a compost system for their home.
Here is the link to register: https://compostcollective.org.nz/events/composting-workshop-ahuroa/
Phillippa Beagley – Rodney/North shore Compost Facilitator
Compost Collective http://www.compostcollective.org.nz
021 722 266