Save the date: History of Ahuroa talk – 26th Sep 2021

Save the date: History of Ahuroa talk.
Are you interested in hearing about the history of our beautiful part of the world ? Do you have any old photographs or stories you are happy to share with us ? If so get in touch !
When: 1pm on September 26th 2021
Where: Ahuroa Community Hall   ……more details to follow.

Photograph courtesy of Mavis Russell
Please note: there will be a cost to attend – all proceeds going to the Ahuroa Hall.

Ahuroa Hall Pot Luck Dinner – July 31st

Shake off any Winter Blues with our annual Mid Winter Pot Luck Dinner at the Ahuroa Hall on July 31st. Doors open from 5pm.

Bring along a dinner or dessert (or both!), enough to feed everyone you are bringing, your own plates, cutlery and drinks.

Its always a great way to meet up with friends and family and meet new people, over a good hearty feed!

No bookings required – just come along and spend some time with your community!

From the Ahuroa Community Advisory Committee

Bulls for sale in Ahuroa

We have 3 x 32-month purebred Lowline service bulls for sale. All very quiet, approximately 500kg, suitable for use over any breed of beef or dairy heifers or cows. Pure Angus genetics, short gestation and low birthweight are breed characteristics. Calves are well worth rearing. Inspection welcomed. BVD tested and vaccinated.

$1500 + gst. each.

David Clee
0274772943 –

Update on Komokoriki (Ahuroa) Cemetery

Thank you to those who responded to my initial posting re the Cemetery

Auckland Council have informed us that the cemetery was closed in 2008 because of a lack of trustees. We know that there have been at least 2 burials since that date, which makes it unclear what closed means.

The Council have been asked what would be involved to get the cemetery open again. We are awaiting a response.

In the meantime:
– Sarah Bowden (Furniss), Kathryn Parker and myself have agreed to be trustees. Anyone else interested in joining us is most welcome.
– We have created a draft planting plan which will shelter the cemetery to the west and other plantings around edges to enhance the area. We are planning to get this planting done this winter.
– Malcolm Bartlett has agreed to continue mowing the cemetery at this time.
– We would also like to investigate the difference between this being a council cemetery and a community cemetery, as prior to 2008 the cemetery was maintained by locals not by the council. This has continued since 2008.

Oriel Heseltine

Ahuroa Hall Quiz Night – 26th June

Hi Everyone

Ahuroa Hall is running a quiz night on 26th June – its a really fun night run by Quiz Master David Bullock, who creates lots of fun, interesting and challenging questions across all types of topics to tickle your brain!

So book in the babysitter (if needed), get your team together (of 5-7 people) and let us know you are keen by emailing Jo Bullock on or on messenger. Quiz starts at 7:30pm.

Everyone is welcome….The more the merrier!

From the Ahuroa Hall Committee

Unexpected visitors at Parker Road

The attached image is from our camera, not a great quality but at least something. Our house is on Parker road.


We had our gate open last Thursday and this 4wd drove to the end of the property to the small cottage and reversed and drove away, even there were plenty of space to reverse near the entrance, no need to drive to the cottage.

Next day we noticed missing copper pips with the tap. We are not sure if the passenger of the car took it, but just a warning to others. It can be a genuine mistake and people accidentally turned to our property.

Irina Dubey

Ahuroa – Komokoriki cemetry

Recently we approached the Auckland Council to request approval to enhance the Ahuroa Cemetry (opposite Martin’s Acess) with trees and shrubs. The outcome of this enquiry was to be informed this is now a closed Cemetry.

The council continue to mow the Cemetry but it is no longer possible for new burials.

We are now enquiring what needs to be done to change this decision.

Our interest is due to some of our family already being buried there and our desire to have other family members being buried with them in the future.

Also, because as more families settle in Ahuroa we believe there ought to be a right to be buried within our own community should one chose to do so.

We are interested in knowing if anyone knew this was happening, and if our current community would support the reopening of the Cemetry – especially if it became a more appealing site.

Please email with your opinions.

Looking forward to your responses
Oriel Heseltine.