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Speed limit at Puhoi Road intersection and SH16 Kaukapakapa

NZTA has advised that the proposed 80km/h at the Puhoi/State Highway 1 intersection will be put into effect, on 20th December, together with the new 80km/h zones at each end of Kaukapakapa on SH 16.

Source: This news came via Judith Williams, Beth Houlbrooke (Rodney Local Board), Ellen Barrett |Elected Member Liaison Unit, Auckland Transport General

Suspicious activity on Martin Access Road

A white Toyota hilux with a canopy and a large brown staffy type dog in the back was seen acting suspicious on martin Access Road this evening at 8.45. 

Keep an eye out neibhours

Thanks 

Brian 

Quality baby gear for sale all in great condition.

Cariboo Folding Bassinet $120
With mattress (that has been used for one baby). Retails for $260.
Baby Bjornson Bouncer $80
The best bouncer around – adjustable, strong, looks great and folds for storage. Retails for $300
Playmat / baby gym $20
Exersaucer $30
Bath – with plug $10
Pick up in Puhoi.
Call 021 565 165

Ahuroa School – Part time positions 2018

Are you a Passionate, Authentic, Resilient Explorer?
We are looking for some new staff to help our wonderful school grow even better in 2018.

Our recent ERO review identified our school as a vibrant, dynamic, caring environment where everyone is encouraged to be their best.

Job 1 – Teacher-aide – 25 hours per week, full year
Job 2 – Teacher -aide – 5 hours per week, term by term.
Job 3 – Caretaker – 5 hours per week.

Positions will be filled as suitable candidates are found. All position job descriptions will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Please send your CV and a cover letter to Michelle Nell, email principal@ahuroa.school.nz.

Suspected Dog attack ‪Friday night‬

I am sad and angry to have to report a presumed dog attack last night, sometime after 8.30pm. Our gorgeous Guinea Pigs were viciously attacked and the hutch has been torn apart and dragged nearly 4 metres.

I can only presume it was one or two dogs, although we never heard any barking at all. There are large teeth marks over the hutch consistent with dog bites.

PLEASE be aware of where your dogs are at night – keep them contained and on your property.

Angela and Chris Phillips

1491 Ahuroa Rd

angela@basecamp.kiwi

Tyre bead breaker needed urgently.

Hi.

If anyone knows of someone with a tyre bead breaker I could borrow – I’m in need of one urgently. Currently struggling to change motorcycle tyres.

If so please call me on 094224001. Thanks.

Chris.

Free ducks a laying…

FREE ducks (lots of them), currently laying eggs.

Call Colin 021 112 4384 – Martin Access Rd

Has no internet so call him direct with questions please.

Emergency Mobile Alert Testing – Sunday

Kia Ora,

Please see the update below on the Emergency Mobile Alert

There are links there with more information from the Ministry. Please share with your colleagues and networks.

 

Emergency Mobile Alert (EMA) update

On Sunday 26 November the Government will be launching a new Emergency Mobile Alert (EMA) service to keep people informed in an emergency.  Lead by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management, we are partnering with other authorised agencies; New Zealand Police, Fire and Emergency New Zealand, Ministry for Primary Industries, Ministry of Health and other Civil Defence Emergency Management Groups; to use the EMA to alert people if their lives, property or health are at serious risk.  The system uses cell broadcast technology to send messages to enabled phones, so alerts can be targeted to specific geographic locations.  People won’t need to sign up to receive alerts, or download an app, alerts will be sent to every enabled phone in the region.  This is an exciting development towards strengthening our emergency alerting systems across New Zealand and is another channel for warning people when there is a serious risk.

Nationwide public test

The Minister of Civil Defence announced that there will be a nationwide public test of the EMA system on 26 November between 6pm and 7pm.  An alert will be sent to the entire country, across all mobile networks (Vodafone, Spark and 2Degrees).  The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management website will have an interactive facility for people to check why they did not receive an alert.  If a person determines that they should have received the alert, then the system will encourage them to submit information that will allow MCDEM to investigate further.  The test will be followed up by a public survey.

Promotion

We are in the ‘it’s coming’ phase of the EMA promotion campaign which runs until 26 November.  The campaign will help New Zealanders understand how EMA works and will publicise the upcoming nationwide test.  The ‘it’s here’ phase of the campaign will begin on 26 November shortly after the nationwide test.  This phase states that EMA is now live and educates people on what to do when they receive an alert.

 

What you can do

Help us promote EMA by using your own channels.  Do you have publications, mail outs, email newsletters?  There are lots of resources available for you on the website.

 

Nāku noa, nā

 

Ivan Yeo | Resilience and Welfare Advisor

Auckland Emergency Management

Mobile: 021 723 186 | DDI +64 9 890 7431 | Extn 46 7431