Ahuroa Ladies Craft Group

Starting Wednesday 17th May, we are starting up a ladies night at Ahuroa Hall. It’ll be held every fortnight; 7:30 onwards.

Please bring along any crafts that you are doing. No worries if you aren’t doing any crafts, just come along for a cuppa, catch-up and meet some people!

Please bring a gold coin donation – tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

For more information please contact:
Adrienne: 021735778
Ruth: 02041121586
Rachel: 0211564557; rachelks24@hotmail.com

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’ (https://www.facebook.com/stratanetnz/) or our Twitter feed on @StrataNetNZ (https://twitter.com/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 <richard@stratanet.co.nz>

Email: <internet@stratanet.co.nz> or call 0800 030 004 for more information.

SPARK upgraded their cell coverage of the Ahuroa area today.

Spark went live with their cellular upgrade at the base of Woodcocks Hill today.

It is reported that a resident of Ahuroa Rd now has 4 of 5 bars of signal while on the Spark network.

A cellular speedtest tonight shows the following speeds (taken from that point on Ahuroa Road):

Test Date: 13/09/2016 9:25 PM
Download: 19.99 Mbps
Upload: 3.25 Mbps
Ping: 36 ms
Connection Type: Cellular

However, this is showing as only 3G, and not 4G coverge yet – which may be considered a little dissapointing. – We’re unsure if today’s state of the network is the final state or whether there might be further enhancements due.

As we get further, solid information through we’ll share it with you.

FREE Pest Control Workshops for the local community

The Forest Bridge Trust is holding free pest control workshops for
communities in Matakana, Leigh and Ahuroa as part of the vision to have a
protected wildlife corridor across Rodney.

Professional trappers will be on hand to give advice on how to deal with
pests using traps or bait, with limited free traps for those attending.
Landowners will also be able to learn about a new user-friendly app called
“Walk the Line” that will enable them at no cost to record their catches
online – and see what others are doing in the area.

All Sundays, 9.15 – 12.30pm
* September 25th Matakana School Hall
* October 9th Ahuroa Community Hall
* October 16th Leigh Community Hall

For more info contact theforestbridgetrust@gmail.com
Ph: 021 234 0831

Regards
Liz – http://www.theforestbridgetrust.org.nz/

Fair, Feast, Fireworks THIS Saturday

Our Fair, Feast and Fireworks night kicks off at 4.30pm on Saturday.  Please see flyer attached for more information. – Click on the picture to see the larger version.

Fair2016Poster

Please note: To simplify and reduce cash handling, our food and entertainment stalls will run on a token based system.  Tokens will be available to purchase on the night (in family packs or separately) or they can be pre-purchased from our school office this week.  Our bar, coffee truck and cake stall will be cash only.  An EFTPOS terminal will be available.
Supporting Businesses that Support Us…
We are feeling incredibly grateful to the number of businesses that have chosen to contribute to our Fair, Feast and Fireworks this year.  Many business owners have commented that they sponsor Ahuroa School because our community choose to give back to them – which is why we would like to say a massive thank you to each and everyone one of you who make this informed choice.
This year, our four major sponsors are:
Puhoi River Motors – Russell is a long-time supporter of the Puhoi and Ahuroa communities, and is conveniently located for all our families that commute from Puhoi and Ahuroa!
Mason Contractors Ltd – Lance O’Callaghan has continued the hugely generous spirit of community that Al Mason is so respected for.  When planning any earthworks, truck and digger hire, metal cartage etc, please remember Mason Contractors.
Beaurepaires Warkworth – Brendon and Michelle have generously sponsored our Fair for the last three years, and we are grateful for their support (and the great job they do with our bus tyres).
New World Warkworth – All New Worlds are locally owned and operated, and a generous amount of the money you spend at New World returns to organisations in your local community.
Please continue to show your appreciation by supporting them.
See you all on Saturday!
Warmest Regards

Ahuroa School