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Suspicious activity – West Coast Rd

A man dressed in dark clothing carrying a large rifle was spotted walking eastbound along West Coast Rd tonight in the vicinity of 134 West Coast Rd at approximately 7:45pm

With the recent sets of attempted rustling and lamb thefts we’ve deemed it prudent to advise the police and to share this information with you all tonight. 

Please keep an eye out for anything suspicious and be sure to report anything to the police first, then share information through the grapevine by sending details to

To report something which is happening or a current concern simply call 111 and let dispatch decide how they want to handle your call.

If you think you know who this may have been can you let us know in order to remove the current concerns.

Lonely lamb in Ahuroa Road paddock


I noticed a young lamb completely all by itself on Friday 18th in the afternoon and is still by itself today, Saturday.

It must be hungry and needing a feed as it approached my friend with his 2 dogs.

It is in the paddock that is opposite house number 1159 Ahuroa Road.

If you are, or know, the farmer of that lamb/paddock – recommend you collect and check on the little fella asap.

Thanks 😃 Julia Manuel –

School house for rent.

Our fabulous little 3 bedroom school house will be available to rent after the 2nd of September. If you know an amazing family who would love to be a part of our wonderful school community please let them know.

Queries and applications to or 09-4225898

Current rent $350 per week.

Those with lambs, beware.

This from the Kaukapakapa Facebook group:

Text from post:

Hey farmers,land owners in Kaukapakapa, surrounding areas

We live in Kaukapakapa, Stoney creek road. My neighbour and I have roughly 50/60 sheep, lambs between properties.Sometime Friday 12th or Saturday 13th August, some prick or pricks took lambs from our paddock which is near roadside. We were left with clean cut lamb heads.We also found lamb with left side of face torn off, but this looks 3 or 4 days old, so I’m unsure if this is connected. Concerning for me is they must have had a good look sometime,scoping the paddock as its very hilly,very wet, with gorse, blackberry not far from house and being a 5 acre paddock, you would need to know where you are going. One lamb had been bottle feed so sad for my kids to see just its head.

So keep an eye on neightbouring properties, been a Kaukapaian for long time, Im telling myself prick or pricks surely can’t live round here, but they new what they were doing for sure. If its you and you read this, come and see me we just chat,if you are hard up for cash, i will give you a whole sheep, i even get it butchered for you but you need to come and see me. Brandon

There have been a few sightings of suspicious activity involving a dark sedan scoping out lambs in a paddock on Martin Access Rd, it’s potentially related. 

So, please keep your eyes open and alert the police to any suspicious behavior you might see, then drop us a note so we can warn the neighborhood support groups.

Thanks. Stay safe. 


Orphan Lambs available

We have orphan lambs 6 days old, healthy and ready to go to a new home. Perfect for Ag Day! $40 each. Ph or text Nicky and Daniel Berger 09 422 5060 or 0274 530 600.


Puhoi Village Market, Sunday, 27th August

Puhoi Village Market, Sunday, 27th August, 9 am to 1 pm

The market will host again the Puhoi Got Young Talent show. Performance starts at 10 am.

Plenty of stalls with fresh local fruit and veges, eggs, honey, Puhoi coffee, cheese, nuts, fresh bread, chutneys and sauces, scones, samosa, deli foods, plants, craft stalls with jewellery, knitwear, natural soaps, candles, face & body oils, flax weaveware and much more.

Next market: Sunday, 24th September 2017
Support Local!

Any inquiries to Puhoi Village Market Team 0274 27 0440, email:

Lambs or baby farm animals

If you have any lambs that require homes or any farm animals or find any injured birds / animals, we are more than happy to help where needed. 

Just give us an email at

Ahuroa Ladies Craft Night tonight

Just a reminder that it is the Ladies Craft Night tonight (Weds 9th Aug) at the Ahuroa Hall – 7:30 onwards.

Crafts or no crafts, everyone welcome!
Please bring a gold coin donation – tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

Looking forward to seeing you there 😊

For more information please contact:
Ruth: 02041121586
Adrienne: 021735778
Rachel: 0211564557;

Ahuroa School Intermediate Information Evening

We are inviting all families in the Ahuroa/Kaipara Flats/Puhoi area to join us on Tuesday 14th of August at 6pm to discuss what our wonderful school can offer your child as an Intermediate Schooling option.

Tuesday 14th August 2017, 6pm.
Ahuroa School Technology Room.
RSVP to or register on our Facebook page.