Wanted: PS4

Hello community,
My son’s birthday is a week from today… I had a PlayStation 4 lined up with some games, (2nd hand), but the people have decided to keep it…
I’m wondering if by chance anyone is trying to get rid of one?
I would have to pick it up today (Wed 25th) of course, and follow protocol.
If anyone can help please let me know asap
I hope you are all safe and well
Warm regards
Leah
021833456 – Please call, don’t reply to this email.

Warning to dog walkers: gin traps set in Makarau forest

Our dog was caught in a gin trap on Friday night just over our fence in the Makarau forest at the Martin Access Rd entrance. Please can you warn dog and cat owners that traps have been set and to take extra care.

While the traps themselves are the legal size, the proximity to houses means they have been set illegally. The are also not being checked regularly which is one of the other MPI requirements.

We’re not against possum trapping at all, just asking that people please do it in a responsible and humane way. And if anyone is setting traps please let neighbours know through a sign or via the grapevine. We have also been in touch with the people managing the forest.

If the person who set these traps wants them back, they can contact Damian Woolliscroft at SPCA on damian.woolliscroft@spca.nz or phone 022 197 6025.

Puhoi Road Night Closures – latest update

Dear Neighbour,

I writing to update you about the night-time road closure at Pūhoi.
On Friday 13 March our Pūhoi Road site(SAP10a) will receive x6 big truck deliveries from 10am – 1.30pm. Traffic management will be in place intermittently to allow this to happen safely (day time only).
Sunday15 March, Pūhoi Road will be CLOSED during the hours of 9pm – 4.30am. Road closures are planned for the rest of the week, but we are aware that there is a tropical cyclone heading our way. For everyone’s safety, the lifting of the beams will not take place in bad weather and may need to be postponed. I will update you as and when things change regarding the weather as we may not make the call until the day before each beam lift.

There should be a VMS road sign on Pūhoi road near the pub that will say if the road ahead is open or closed, this can be updated every half hour.

The project team will work hard to minimise disruptions, we thank you for your patience and support while we complete this important work.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Weekly Planner:
Sunday 15 March – Closed – 9pm – 4.30am
Monday 16 March – Closed – 9pm – 4.30am
Tuesday 17 March – Closed – 9pm – 4.30am
Wednesday 18 March – Closed – 9pm – 4.30am
Thursday 19 March – Closed – 9pm – 4.30am
Friday & Saturday – Open

Ngā mihi
Roslyn Prictor
NX2 Stakeholder and Communications Team
P. 0508 P2WK INFO (0508 7295 4636) E. info@nx2group.com W. nx2group.com
A. 45 Wyllie Road, Warkworth P. P.O Box 690, Warkworth 0941

Puhoi Road Closure Works POSTPONED

The latest update from the Motorway team…

Dear Neighbour,

I writing to update you about night-time road closure at Pūhoi.

The planned night time closures for Pūhoi Road have been postponed due to unforeseen delays.

NX2 had previously advised road users that there would be night time closures scheduled to start on Sunday 8th March on Pūhoi Road to allow for beam installation, however these works have now been postponed to the below dates.

Sun 15 Mar to Thur 19 Mar 2020 Road Closed – 9.00pm – 4.30am
Sun 22 Mar to Thur 26 Mar 2020 Road Closed – 9.00pm – 4.30am

I will continue to update you as things change.

The project team will work hard to minimise disruptions, we thank you for your patience and support while we complete this important work.

Weekly works Planner:

Sunday 8 March  – Open at night – Day works from 8am-5pm (on site only)

Monday 9 March – Open at night – Day works (1-2 hrs) to remove x2 Street lights (intermittent stop/go on Pūhoi Rd from 10am, for safety)

Tuesday 10 March –  Open

Wednesday 11 March – Open

Thursday 12 March – Open

Friday & Saturday – Open

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Ngā mihi

Roslyn Prictor

NX2 Stakeholder and Communications Team

  1. 0508 P2WK INFO (0508 7295 4636)E. info@nx2group.com W. nx2group.com
  2. 45 Wyllie Road, Warkworth P.  P.O Box 690, Warkworth 0941

 

Pūhoi Road Night time closure update

From Sunday 1 March to Thursday 5 March Pūhoi Road will be OPEN to all traffic during the night.

All work will be done within our site boundary and won’t hinder traffic flow. I will continue to update you as things change.

For your safety, while the beams are delivered to site, there will be brief intervals where temporary stop/go traffic management will be in place on Pūhoi Road next week.

The project team are working hard to minimise disruptions, we thank you for your patience and support while we complete this important work.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Weekly Planner:

Sunday 1 March – Open

Monday 2 March – Open

Tuesday 3 March –  Open

Wednesday 4 March – Open

Thursday 5 March – Open

Friday & Saturday – Open

This information will not be advertised to the general public, except Pūhoi residents and others that may be affected, the SH1 signs will not change.

Ngā mihi

Roslyn Prictor

NX2 Stakeholder and Communications Team

  1. 0508 P2WK INFO (0508 7295 4636)E. info@nx2group.com W. nx2group.com
  2. 45 Wyllie Road, Warkworth P.  P.O Box 690, Warkworth 0941

Ahuroa Trek a success!

Hi Everyone,

As you may be aware, over the weekend the Ahuroa Hall Advisory Committee and Ahuroa School ran a very successful two day, fully catered horse trek around the Ahuroa Hills.   Together, as a community, we have raised a significant amount of money for Ahuroa School and Hall, (approximately $8000) and we should be very proud!

As usual, it didn’t come together without a bit of blood, sweat and tears and there are a number of people in this wonderful little community who need recognizing.

Firstly,  thank you to all the farmers and landowners who allowed us to ride over their properties, moved their stock , or left gates open to make it easier for us. It would not have been possible without the generosity of these people and families.

Thank you to Nicky and Dan Berger who opened up their home and farm as hosts of the trek, and, what wonderful hosts they were.  Nicky coordinated a wonderful team of community members to cater four meals for the trekkers which was hailed as a great success.  Dan worked tirelessly in the background as well, doing the lamb on the spit, organising landowner permissions, fixing water troughs for the grazing horses and so on.

Thank you to Rachel Jenks as well for her efforts to make this a success for our community – she helped promote and advertise the trek as well as bringing together two days of trekking over gorgeous country and amazing views! You led a great trek Rachel, thank you!

Thank you to Karyn and Sue ( and their family) , they were also wonderful hosts for Sundays lunch and contributed a lot of their time to make sure things ran smoothly, such as getting the horses drinking water to treacherous places and making sure road crossings went safely!

There was a number of parents and community members who gave up all or part of their weekend for this event.  I’m not going to mention specific names, because I’m too scared I might miss one, but we are SO grateful to all these individuals and families, they were fantastic at getting stuff done and we had lots of fun to boot! Thanks Team!

Thank you to all the parents and community members who contributed their time and energy by providing a beautiful array of salads and baking to the trek, and boy, were they well received by the trekkers 🙂

We also received generous cash donations  which helped pay for the food or portaloo costs – we greatly appreciate all those who contributed in this way as well.  A special mention to Steven Laws who is giving us an amazing contribution of $400, simply because he wanted to support a great family event.

New World Warkworth also sponsored some of the catering costs of the trek – so lets make sure we support them too!

Finally, but specifically, I need to thank the Ahuroa Hall Advisory committee and school Board/PTFA members who were huge at making this event a success – a great team to work with!

Bring on Ahuroa Trek 2021!

From Jo Bullock
Ahuroa Hall Advisory Committee Chair

Change to Puhoi’s rubbish collection days.

Please could you let everyone know that our Puhoi rubbish collection days will be changed as from next week.

Puhoi has not been listed on the website of Econowaste, so I have phoned them on 09 4269333, and I have been advised that we can expect our orange rubbish bag and the recycling bin to be picked up on the same day. This will be on the bin day, THURSDAY. So next week locals will need to put everything out on a Wednesday night, or early on the morning of Thursday 5th March.

Econowaste Phone no. 09 4269333

Puhoi Road Closure for Motorway Works

I contacted Auckland Transport to get more information about the upcoming Puhoi Road closures for night works.  This is the information I’ve received so far.  I’ll send updates as I get them, since I’m on the mailing list for that now.  Cheers, Mike Jensen

Pūhoi Road closure for girder installation at Arawhiti ki Pūhoi Bridge

Our Structures team from Ara Tūhono – Pūhoi to Warkworth will be installing large beams/girders on the Arawhiti ki Pūhoi Bridge across Pūhoi Road during the night. For safety reasons, a small section of Pūhoi Road will be closed at night while this happens, signposted detours will be in place. There will be stop/go traffic management during the nights detailed below.

Schedule of road closures and stop/go traffic management.

Work will take place at night from 9:00 pm to 04:30 am, with regular updates to those most affected.

Sun 01 Mar to Thur 05 Mar 2020 Sunday 01 March – Open

Monday 02 – Closed – 9pm – 4.30am

Tuesday 03 –  Stop/Go only

Wednesday 04 – Stop/Go only

Thursday 05 – Stop/Go only

Friday & Saturday – Open

Sun 08 Mar to Thur 12 Mar 2020 Road Closed – 9.00pm – 4.30am

Friday & Saturday – Open

Sun 15 Mar to Thur 19 Mar 2020 Road Closed – 9.00pm – 4.30am

Friday & Saturday – Open

During the road closures, the team will use a crane to install the beams/girders on Arawhiti ki Pūhoi Bridge. The team will also be installing the bracing for the girders. There will not be road closures on Friday and Saturday nights to allow access to the local tavern and sports club.

What does this mean for you?

Pūhoi Road (blue line on below map) will be closed on dates noted above during the hours of 09:00 pm and 04:30 am, and signposted detours will be in place. As the detours will add a considerable amount of time to journeys, people are encouraged to plan their travel for outside the closure hours, where possible.

Traffic management will be on site to guide traffic. They will also be available on Pūhoi Rd to assist residents that live within the road closure area.

 Safety

For your safety and ours, please ensure you follow the direction of our traffic management team and the safety measures in place. Thank you for your patience while we get this important work done.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our communications team via email: info@nx2group.com or our 24/7 freephone: 0508 P2WK INFO (0508 7295 4636) if you have any questions.

If you travel regularly during these times, we would appreciate if you could let us know in advance, so we can keep you updated.

We acknowledge the inconvenience of these works to motorists and Pūhoi residents and thank you for your understanding while we complete this important work.

 

A request for help at Static Water Sites

Rodney Neighbourhood Support has a request for help from our members to help people at the Static Water Sites around our District, each evening 6pm to 8pm until further notice.  

Our Coordinator has been asked to handle this Project.  If you can help please ring Margaret Faed our Coordinator on 0212583737 or email margaret@faed.name – The Plan to set up a roster at each site.

The request has come from the Operations Manager, 

Auckland Emergency Management.

Below is the request: 

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We are currently in the process of rolling out water tanks (10,000 litres) to various areas of Auckland.

What we are needing from Neighborhood support members if possible is support to man these locations from 6pm till 8pm daily until further notice. This is to support those community members who are not physically able to turn taps or move containers.

They are in the following locations

Rodney area

  • Warkworth – Rodney – 2 Alnwick Street Warkworth 0910
  • Helensville – Rodney – 49 Commercial Road, Helensville
  • Wellsford – Rodney – 224 Rodney Street, Wellsford 0900
  • Kaukapakapa – Rodney – 947 Kaipara Coast Highway Kaukapakapa 0873
  • Leigh – Rodney – 4 Cumberland Street Leigh 0947
  • Kumeu-Huapai – Rodney – 35 Access Road Kumeu 0810

Rodney area should be ready to go by Saturday night 22nd February 2020

If you are able to help with this please can you let me know, I will have to arrange a process where I can ensure that all sites will have someone there during those times for the foreseeable future whilst these static sites are in operation.

Thanks and regards

Mark

Operations Manager – Auckland Emergency Management