Auckland Emergency Management announcement


1. Kia ora koutou – Good morning all

Last night Auckland Emergency Management sent through a message which can be circulated to your networks to provide an additional layer of support in your communities.

From Wednesday 1 April, Aucklanders who are unable to afford groceries or are in self-isolation with no access to other support networks can call us on 0800 22 22 96 between 7am and 7pm, seven days a week for assistance. If you are unsure about whether or not this is right for you, just give us a call and we’ll talk it through.

Read more about this initiative on OurAuckland:

2. All Civil Defence Emergency groups nationwide have activated with an emergency number so this message can also be distributed to your family, friends and colleagues in other parts of New Zealand.

As you are identifying and connecting with our elderly and vulnerable neighbours and community members, you may come across a few people who have specific needs or requirements that we are just physically unable to help with. Connecting locally is obviously of paramount importance but just in case please find the following information which you will find reassuring as a back up and fall-back safety net when we may not have local connections.

You can refer to the dedicated AEM Covid-19 website for updates.

Remember people are allowed to go to the supermarket or pharmacy alone. It is okay to ask neighbours or family and friends who live locally to do this for someone who is unable to go themselves (e.g. for an older person who can’t go out). If someone has urgent welfare needs and is unable to get assistance from friends, family or neighbours to get:basic supplies such as food (including food for your pets, essential toiletries, baby items, etc, then refer them (or contact on their behalf) this new AEM service. 0800 2222 96 7am to 7pm.

3. The Shore, Rodney & West Auckland Police
We have set up a new online system which you can use to report the following:
• Suspected COVID-19 L4 isolation breaches
• Businesses you suspect are breaching the essential services rule

Report to Police online @

4. Dear community groups

Please be aware that Waste Management’s Resource Consent application to construct and operate a new regional landfill facility in the Dome Valley has been publicly notified and is now open for submissions until 26 May.

I know there is a great deal of interest in the community surrounding the proposed landfill so please make your contacts aware of this opportunity as it may otherwise be easily missed during the lock down period for Covid-19.

I trust you are all keeping well.
(From Beth Houlbrooke Rodney District Council)

Xbox power supply lead needed…

Hello community,

Does anyone have an Xbox 360 (not slim) power supply cable?
My son was given the Xbox for his birthday (today) but can’t play without a power cable!

We have to go today/tomorrow to get essentials so could do a safe pick up.

Leah 021833456

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
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 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. W.
A. 45 Wyllie Road, Warkworth P. P.O Box 690, Warkworth 0941