Missing cat – Hawkins Rd.

Hi can everyone please keep an eye out for our boy Athens (near Hawkins Rd).

He took off with the hail today. He has never been outside at night before, will be terrified. Very long and lean and quite shy with strangers.

Thank you, The Soffe – home ph: 094225221

Significant ‘Ahuroa’ historic content has been recovered.

Dear Grapevine,

Andy Shackleton has been very busy recently digging through some of the old Ahuroa website and has pulled a heap of valuable historic content which had become lost along the way. This is an absolute treasure trove of locally relevant, historic content which he’s managed to recover. (WELL DONE ANDY!). The content was originally curated / compiled by Cally & Greg Whitham. There really is a lot of interesting content which is well worth a read, so please do visit the site and take a look.

There are also photo albums from Andy & Kerry’s time in Ahuroa (1997 – 2013), with more to come.

Andy is hosting this on his own site now, and we’ll provide a direct, permanent redirection to this content from the Grapevine.
http://www.ahuroa.nz/history/ – will get you there.

I for one am very grateful that Andy has found, and recovered this content.

Thanks, regards,


(For future / historic reference, Andy’s direct link is: http://www.ashack.co.nz/ahuroa/)

Ahuroa Hall – Mid Winter Community Pot Luck Dinner

Hi Everyone – you are all invited to the next Ahuroa Hall community event!

Bring a Plate for a Mid Winter Community Pot Luck Dinner!

  • Where? The Ahuroa Community Hall,  1345 Ahuroa Road, next to Ahuroa School
  • When?  30th June 2018 from 5:00pm
  • Bring? A dinner and/or dessert (enough to feed who you are  bringing), plates and cutlery and BYO drinks
  • What?  A community get together, good food and good times!

Flax Weaving workshop

Why not try a Flax Weaving workshop? We still have spaces for our flax weaving workshop this Saturday the 19th May. Experience a day of creativity and fun. $45 for the day 9.30 – 3.30 pm.

To book your place contact the Women’s Centre on 0800 237674 or email info@womenscentrerodney.org.nz

Thank you

Bridget Farmiloe
Course Coordinator
Women’s Centre Rodney

Ahuroa Hall Advisory Committee AGM

Hi Everyone,

A reminder that the Ahuroa Hall Advisory Committee Annual General Meeting will be held THIS Wednesday 9th May . Kick off at 7pm.

We would really like more members to join our community advisory committee.

The meeting will be held at 7pm at the Ahuroa Hall, 1345 Ahuroa Rd. Right next door to Ahuroa School.

See you there!

Kind Regards
THe Ahuroa Hall Advisory Committee.

Cat Found – Martin Access Rd

Some weeks ago a grey cat turned up at Colin’s house at the top of Martin Access Road and made itself at home!  If this is your cat, or you know who’s cat it is, please call Colin on 021  112 4384.  Colin has taken quite a shine to it, and the cat to him, so if the cat’s owner cannot be found he is quite happy to adopt it.

Be fire aware – fit and check your smoke alarms


I had a passionate plea from our Fire Chief, Alastair a few nights ago to help to put out a message on the Grapevine. – He had just seen the TV1 footage on Seven Sharp on Monday night this week which showed how horrifyingly quickly fire can be caused and spread from faulty electrical devices.

TV1 has that clip available to watch now, on demand here: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/seven-sharp/clips/electrical-devices-a-big-cause-of-house-fires-nationwide-kiwis-warned

As a follow up to that segment they also released some tips to help to keep you and your family safe: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/seven-sharp/clips/top-tips-for-kiwis-to-prevent-a-house-fire

Both are worth a watch.

It’s normally about this time of year with the clock changes which we remind you all to check your smoke alarm batteries – so if you’ve not already done it then please make that a job for this weekend. 🙂

Thanks everyone. Stay safe.


Ahuroa School – Cleaner

Ahuroa School is currently looking for another wonderful cleaner to replace our magnificent Margaret who, after 30 years of dedicated service, has decided to call it a day.

​The position is for approximately 1 1/2 hours per day, with negotiable times. Holidays tend to be a bit different with a full day or so to do some thorough cleaning. (15 hours per fortnight)

If you are a Passionate, Resilient, Authentic, Explorer who would like to join our team, please give Christine a call at the office to make a time to see what the job is all about.
09-422 5898 or email office@ahuroa.school.nz

Kind regards,

Michelle Nell

Ahuroa Hall Advisory Committee AGM

Hi Everyone,

The Ahuroa Hall Advisory Committee Annual General Meeting will be held Wednesday 9th May . Kick off at 7pm.

We welcome any new members to join our committee and any new ideas to help make sure our Hall is well used in our community. We would really like more members to help run more community events at the hall and more fundraising events to fund projects, and, the more the merrier!

The meeting will be held at 7pm at the Ahuroa Hall, 1345 Ahuroa Rd. Right next door to Ahuroa School.

See you there!

Kind Regards
The Ahuroa Hall Advisory Committee.