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

Ahuroa School – It’s happening!

Dear community,

Today sees the start of our building project. Hopefully as you drive past you will see lots of action and the preparation works for demolition.  We know that there will be some disruption to the community with trucks and cranes and a lot more cars at the hall, however we will try to minimise the impact of this as much as possible, and thank everyone in advance for their patience during this exciting time for our fabulous school.

The programme that we have tentatively put in place looks like this:

This week- 13-19th January – Temporary fencing up. Temporary toilet block in place, drainage works to prep for water tank and toilet block, prep work for demolition.

Next week – 20-27th January – Demolition works. This includes the demolition of our asbestos clad classroom. We have been advised that this will not impact on the availability of the swimming pool. However, please be advised that all school buildings are out of action. The temporary toilet block, which will be for use of the pool users too, will be placed on the field and needs to be accessed via the outdoor classroom only.

Last week of January: Preparation begins for the new buildings, i.e breaking concrete, building retaining walls, etc. This will take about 6 weeks.

We hope that by the first week of March we will be in a position to let you know when the new buildings will be arriving. They will come in the dead of the night and be hoisted onto their footings with a massive crane.

I will keep you as informed of the process along the way.

Ka kite ano


Kind regards


Michelle Nell

M.Ed Leadership(Hons), B.Ed(Tchg), H.Dip Ed, Post Grad Cert Digital and Collaborative Practice

Principal ( ROPA President 2019)


1349 Ahuroa Road


RD 1

Warkworth 0981