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

Hamburger and Movie night at the Ahuroa Hall

Hi Everyone

A reminder of the Hamburger and Movie night at the Ahuroa Hall this Saturday 28th September!

The movie will be the kiwi classic – Footrot Flats!

Bring $5 for each person to get a hamburger and some popcorn.
We will be open from about 5:30 for dinner and the movie will be on at about 7pm approximately.
Bring bean bags or cushions to watch the movie too!

We really need people to RSVP ASAP so we can cater for everyone. Please RSVP by Wednesday to Jo Bullock on bullock_joanna@hotmail.com or on messenger or 0211167251.

Cheers and hope to see you all on Saturday!

Ahuroa Hall Advisory Committee

Ahuroa Hall Quiz Night – this Saturday 17th!

Our Ahuroa Hall Quiz Night is this Saturday 17th!

Organise a team of 5 or more, if you can, and book a table through Jo Bullock ( bullock_joanna@hotmail.com ) otherwise just join in on a team on the night 🙂

BYO drinks and a supper plate to share if you like, we will also provide some tea and coffee to keep everyone’s brains charged up!

Kicks off at 8pm at the Ahuroa Community Hall on Ahuroa Rd (Next to the school)

Thanks
Ahuroa Hall Advisory Committee

Ahuroa Hall mid-winter solstice Pot luck Dinner, Saturday 22nd

Hi All

Everyone is welcome to the annual Ahuroa Hall mid-winter solstice Pot luck Dinner this Saturday 22nd.  

With Lego Masters just finished on TV we’d like to invite all kids (and big kids) in the community to bring their Lego model of the Ahuroa Hall to the dinner! All who bring a model will receive a little prize from the Hall Committee for their efforts! Come and join in the fun!

We will have a sketch of our proposed Hall move to share our vision for the future with you all.  We’ve been working with Auckland Council and presenting to the Rodney Local Board to progress our idea.

Also the committee would like to give all the wonderful local kids who come to dinner a small packet of chips and a can of drink for free! – limited supplies so first in first served.😊

Bring enough dinner or dessert for the people you are bringing to put in the pot luck. Also make sure you bring your own plates, cutlery and drinks.  Doors open about 5pm to setup tables and chairs etc.  The Ahuroa Hall is at 1345 Ahuroa Rd next to Ahuroa school.

See you all on Saturday to celebrate the middle of Winter and to bring on Spring! 

The Ahuroa Hall Advisory committee