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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or on messenger. Quiz starts at 7:30pm.
Everyone is welcome….The more the merrier!
From the Ahuroa Hall Committee
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.
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 email@example.com with your opinions.
Looking forward to your responses
Local decorator with many years of experience painting and wallpapering available for work.
Colin – Coastal Decorators – Call: 021 112 4384
Calves for sale, Friesian x jersey, $20 each.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or text Nicola on 02102592393 if interested.
Our corner fence has been trashed once again and have lost 2 cows.
If anybody knows who is responsible and where the cows are please give me a call 0297725502.
This happened on Friday.
Marilyn Crawford-Flett – email@example.com
Our dogs are missing, they run away two days ago.
If anyone has seen our dogs please contact me.
A visitor left the gate open two days ago and we haven’t seen the since from 224 Martin Access Road.
They are very friendly. Help will be much appreciated.
021 022 25763
Hi is this your dog? Found on Martin Access Rd.
Update: this dog is now at the Silverdale dog rescue centre. Animal control ref: Ref 8100769224
For Sale 25 Conventional Hay Bales
Cut January 2020. Stored in dry shed, no mould. $5 each. Can deliver locally.