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.


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


Operations Manager – Auckland Emergency Management

Council response to water shortages

Monday 17th February. – Auckland Council Update on Water Issues.


• There is no significant rainfall expected by MetService in the next four days.

TODAY: Using the milk tanker fleet

• The first tanker-to-tanker filling sites opened over the weekend, largely serving the north Rodney community, via commercial operators.

• A further site, focussed on servicing tanker delivery companies in the South East Auckland opens today in Beachlands

• This initiative has proven very successful, easing pressure on Watercare’s regular network of filling stations and reducing wait times for customers.

• These tanker-to-tanker sites will continue to act as an alternative filling stations for private operators. The council is not filling private tanks.

• Residents are still advised to phone their regular water supply company and, if they can’t get through first time, to keep trying.

COMING SOON: Bulk tanks

• We are working through the logistics required to install, sterilise and fit up to 20 static (10,000L capacity) tanks with pumps and taps at rural locations around the region.

• People will be able to self-fill handheld containers from these tanks.

TODAY: Community water collection

• Five community water collection locations are open from 10am to 8pm today. People can take in handheld containers for filling.

• Preliminary feedback from people at the community sites is that many businesses and organisations are offering water collection and the council’s efforts are supplementing this.

• While use of these sites is low, they remain an important part of our response.

• These sites are Wellsford Community Centre, Warkworth Town Hall, Helensville Library, Orewa Auckland Council Service Centre and Te Puru Community Centre in Beachlands.

• Two more are open on Waiheke Island from 7am-7pm. These are located at the Matiatia carpark and Onetangi Sports Park.

• Two community-led sites are operating at Piha and Kawakawa Bay.

TODAY: Showers and water filling at leisure centres

• Eight leisure centres are providing showering facilities to the public and a water filling point for handheld containers, during normal operating hours.

• These are Franklin Pool and Leisure Centre, Pukekohe; Jubilee Swimming Pool and Aquatic Centre, Pukekohe; Whiteside Pool, Waiuku; Massey Park Pool, Papakura; Stanmore Bay Pool and Leisure Centre, Stanmore Bay; Albany Stadium Pool, Albany; Glenfield Pool and Leisure Centre, Glenfield and West Wave Aquatic Centre, Henderson.

Public inquiries can be referred to the Auckland Council on 09 301 0101.

Visit https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/ for the most up to date information.

Cottage available for rent

Cottage available for rent at 117 Ahuroa Valley Rd – 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom with carport, sleep-out and garden shed.

Close to Ahuroa School and only 15 minutes from Warworth and Puhoi, this cute 1930’s cottage would suit a small family and is located on a large, private and sunny north-facing section with an abundant orchard.

The property is available from 8th March 2020. For more information please contact:

Lucy Rowsell-Harris
021 924 339

Rei Harris
021 233 300

Water tankers delivering to Ahuroa

Hi, does anybody know of a water firm still willing to take a booking for Ahuroa?

Have tried a number of them but most won’t deliver outside Whangaparaoa at the moment, they are having terrible supply problems themselves. Perhaps post a reply on the Facebook page, I am probably not the only one watching the tank go down…and down…and down…

Dorothy Fowler

Ahuroa Hall and Ahuroa School Combined Horse Trek Fundraiser February 2020

Hey everyone!

A really happy New Year to you all.

Our much enjoyed Community Hall and School fundraiser is back again on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd February.  The two day horse trek is based at the Berger Farm on Komokoriki Hill Road, and rides over several local farms.

The registrations and the trek logistics are taken care of, what we need now is help with the catering.  We have 4 meals to cater for over the weekend – 2 lunches, 1 dinner, and 1 breakfast.  The lower we can keep our costs, the more we will be able to fundraise.

There are 5  ways you can contribute:

  1. Make and deliver slices or biscuits for the horse rider’s lunches and desert on the Saturday night.  We need approx 15 slices / biscuits that can travel, and 8 brownie / pie type desserts for the Saturday night
  2. Make and deliver salads / other tasty dishes for the Saturday night dinner at the Komokoriki Hill Road Woolshed
  3. Donate meat or fresh eggs (sliced for filled rolls, and hot for Saturday night dinner)
  4. Donate cash to help pay for groceries / toilet hire / spit hire etc
  5. Donate your time!  We need 4-5 adults working out of our kitchen and woolshed on both the Saturday (8am – 8pm) and Sunday (6am – 1pm)

Let’s work together to give our kids an amazing education, keep our historic hall thriving, and have a bit of fun while we are at it.

If you could email / text me your contribution –  whatever it is will be very much appreciated!

Nicky Berger
Chief Kitchen Hand and Dish Washer for the Ahuroa Horse Trek 2020
0274 530 600

Wanted: Camper van

Just wondering if anyone has a campervan I would be able to hire from 21st February for a week or two. Just to sit outside house for a guest who is coming to stay.
Rachael 0275585286