News from the Ahuroa School Board of Trustees:

Our next Board meeting is set for Monday the 16th November at 6.30pm.

The purpose of the Ahuroa School Board is to provide great governance, through the key areas of Leadership, Accountability, Representation, and as an Employer. The Board isn’t responsible for the day to day running and management of the school – this role is delegated to the Principal.

Our Board generally meets once a month at school, although on occasion we may meet elsewhere for professional development, or via Zoom.

Whilst Board meetings are open to the public, they are not public meetings. What this means is that although members of the public are welcome to attend meetings, they may not speak or bring an agenda item to the meeting without the prior approval of the Chair.

You are welcome to attend one of our Board meetings to observe us in action! It’s a good idea to let the Board Chair know prior to the meeting that you are coming, so we can ensure our meeting room is set up, provide you with the Agenda, and let you know if there are any agenda items where the public will be excluded (this is also known as being ‘in-committee’, is mostly to protect the privacy of individuals, and means that members of the public must leave the meeting during that particular Agenda item).

We are working to upgrade our school website so that our Minutes and Agendas are easily accessible, however in the meantime, you are welcome to contact either chair@ahuroa.school.nz or our Board secretary sgodfrey@ahuroa.school.nz for these.

And if you’d like more information about the work of the Board, this is also a good place to start: https://www.nzsta.org.nz/assets/Publications/Making-A-Difference-booklet-2019.pdf. The next Board election will be held in 2022, so you might start thinking about it now!

Nicky Berger
Chair

Caretaker Position – Ahuroa School

Sadly Brian, our trusty caretaker, has decided that the farm is in need of more attention so he needs to wave us goodbye. His work ethic and initiative will be sadly missed and we of course wish him and his family all the very best.

If you or anyone you know is interested in becoming an integral part of our school team please read or share the information below.

Caretaker Position:
Ahuroa School has a part time position as school caretaker commencing the week of Tuesday 27 October 2020.
This position is for 5 hours per week, (times and day negotiable).

We are looking for a reliable, energetic Caretaker for our school. The position involves carrying out a wide range of duties to help us ensure that our school is maintained as an attractive, clean, safe and secure environment. The successful applicant will be required to identify hazards and address general repairs and maintenance of buildings. You will also be responsible for the school swimming pool complex, garden maintenance plus regular monitoring of the bore water plant. This position requires a pro­active, positive reliable person who is able to work alongside staff and pupils in a busy school environment.

The successful candidate will have a clean police record, full driver’s licence, excellent health, excellent time management skills, flexibility and a willingness to learn and have basic handyman skills to carry out repairs and maintenance.

Applications close 21 October 2018.

A job description and application form is available from the Ahuroa School office, phone 09 422 5898, CLambert@ahuroa.school.nz

If you require more details please contact the Acting Principal, at sdonovan@ahuroa.school.nz

Ngā mihi nui
Suzanne Donovan
Acting Principal
Ahuroa School
1349 Ahuroa Road
Warkworth 0981
Tel (09) 422 5898
sdonovan@ahuroa.school.nz

A thank you message…

We have been here since 1992. 

We just wanted to reach out and thank this person. – The Driver of a black jeep – outside 1257 Ahuroa Road.  Thank you so much for seeing my 2 new dogs that know nothing about roads.  They have had owners for 5 years that now reside in a Rest Home. 

Thanks for the understanding, from a long-time local resident.

Rourke.

Lost cat


Has anyone seen out little cat Neil? Been missing for 24 hours now. His name and number is on his tag.
Neil 021 1768027
Please get in touch if you have seen him. He lives near the hall at 1329 Ahuroa Road, but could be anywhere by now.
Thanks

 

Experienced cleaner available

I am looking for cleaning work locally. Used to do cleaning approx 12 years ago in the local area until securing a full time job for the past 10 years – until, due to COVID-19, I was made redundant. Very hardworking, honest and punctual. Have lived in my own home in Ahuroa for the past 15 years; can clean ovens, do gardening, windows and/or water-blasting.

Thanx – call karen on 0211525896 if interested

Dairy Goat for rehoming

Dairy Goat for rehoming

Dairy Goat for rehoming

Lottie – our saanen/nubian cross needs a home for retirement. She is 9 years old. I have hand milked her for many years and some of her daughters too. She is in kid to a saanen/Alpine cross buck and is due to kid on 18th September. She will have twins and if does will be great for milking in a couple of years. Lottie will also be able to be milked this year but her milk production is less than it used to be so she would have to be fed extremely well. She will feed 2 kids easily and she is a great mother.

I am rehoming her because I need to reduce the size of my domestic herd. Lottie was born on this farm and is in good health although she no longer has any front teeth which means she needs longer grass to eat (she can’t nibble at sheep length grass) – she needs a slower lifestyle now. She is very friendly – easy to handle and has never needed assistance with kidding. She had triplets the first couple of kiddings but seems to have twins now and looks like having twins this year too. With good care she may keep breeding for another couple of years.

If you are interested please ring me for more information. Oriel 0226192026

A note from our Local Board member – Beth Houlbrooke

Dear community groups,

I know it may seem like the Local Board is forever asking for feedback but this is all part of the legislative process and next to elections, it’s the most important thing that is decided for our communities every three years.

This strategic document sets out the objectives for the Rodney Local Board over the next three years. In a nutshell, if it is not in the plan, it will not get done.

Below are some of the initiatives from the draft Local Board Plan that will benefit the Warkworth area. These have been worked up from ideas that the community has put forward over recent years and which some of us campaigned on and said we would deliver if we were elected. Therefore it would be great to get your feedback, especially if you are supportive, on these:

  • Advocate strongly for better road maintenance and spend of the unsealed road budget
  • Safer pedestrian environments especially in our smaller but busy villages like Point Wells, Puhoi, and Whangateau
  • Improve public transport with additional stops and appropriate routes and frequencies
  • Improve pedestrian safety by constructing footpaths and pedestrian crossings especially around schools
  • Support the implementation of trails, walkways and bridle paths
  • Advocate to improve storm water and wastewater infrastructure
  • Improve water quality in our catchments
  • Improve local biodiversity through supporting pest plant and pest animal management
  • Better waste minimisation and resource recovery
  • Develop a Centre Plan for Warkworth
  • Town and village centre upgrades to support economic activity
  • Identify opportunities for growth funded projects (from Development Contributions) as we grow
  • Support the delivery of a multi-sport facility at the Warkworth Showgrounds
  • Support communities to deliver community projects and events
  • Greater attention to Emergency Management support and building community resilience (droughts/weather events/pandemics)
  • Continue to support volunteers working in our parks on restoration projects, pest and weed control.

I have paraphrased so do please go and read the plan. These are just SOME of the proposals and not all of them may make it into the final plan, particularly if they are not supported or another priority emerges from the feedback as needing more of our resources.

You can find out more and provide feedback using this link. Feedback closes on 13 August. Hard copies of the plan are also available at the library and the Orewa Council building. You can also present to us at a hearing-style event on 22 August in Orewa from 6 pm (please book via rodneylocalboard@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz).

Thanks for that, Beth

Ahuroa Hall Pot Luck Dinner August 1st

Hello Ahuroa!

The Ahuroa Community Hall committee would like to invite everyone to our first Pot Luck Dinner since lockdown finished.

We’re running it on Saturday August 1st, and everyone is welcome, all you have to do is bring enough dinner and/or dessert to feed everyone you bring and share it with the rest of us!

Doors will be open from about 5:30pm, kids are welcome and we will try and get a TV hooked up with a movie for the kids, so bean bags or blankies or something to help them get comfy could be a good idea.

It will be great to see everyone getting together again to catch up and meet new people to the area too. Finally, BYO plates, cutlery and drinks.

Hope to see you all there!

Ahuroa Hall Advisory Committee

Looking for hay

Hi there,

We are moving back to Ahuroa (from Christchurch) in a few weeks with our two ponies and we are after about 30-40 bales of hay, if anyone knows of any for sale I would be so grateful – I know it’s pretty difficult given the current climate.

My email is teganlbrady@gmail.com and phone number is 0210794102.

Thanks in advance!

Tegan Brady.