Zeus and Hades – Lost Again from Martin Access Rd

Hey Everyone, our dogs have done their annual disappearing act from Martin Access Rd. They were headed towards Ahuroa when they were spotted last. PLEASE could you keep an eye out for them, they’re friendly so if you can lock them up and then contact us if you see them?
Andrew: 02102225763 Carey: 021558103 😔

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 @ www.police.govt.nz/105support

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 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