Monthly Archives: February 2015

Rodney Local Board Area – Dog Access Rules Review

Kia ora,

The Rodney Local Board is reviewing its dog access rules.  It is well understood that dogs can impact on native flora and fauna.  As such the review includes identifying and assessing those areas in local parks and at local beaches where the presence of dogs may be of concern with regards to wildlife, both now and into the future.

To support our research in this area before developing a proposal for public consultation, the views of local environmental groups are being sought, and we would like to invite a representative from your group to an informal workshop to share your views.

Please note, that dog access rules in the Regional Parks of the Rodney Local Board area are the responsibility of the Auckland Council Governing Body, and as such are outside the scope of the upcoming work. However, if your group’s area of focus is specifically located in a regional park area, please do feel free to still come along. It is anticipated that the review of the Regional Park dog access rules will commence in 2016.

Attached [see below] please find the current dog access rules for the Rodney Local Board area. The Schedule 1 rules are those determined by the Auckland Council Governing Body.  The Schedule 2 rules (excluding regional park and DoC areas) are those being reviewed.

We are holding two meetings, one in Warkworth and one in Helensville, you are welcome to attend either.



Date: Thursday 5 March, 3.00 – 5.00pm

Location: Warkworth Masonic Hall, Baxter Street.




Date: Wednesday 11 March, 3.00 – 5.00pm

Location: Helensville Community Centre, Helensville Meeting Room, 49 Commercial Road.


An RSVP would be appreciated for planning purposes.


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Shireen Munday | Policy Analyst

Social Policy & Bylaws | Community & Social Policy

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Schedule 1
General dog access rules ( 2012 Bylaw Shedule 1 and Schedule 2 Rodney Local Board pdf)

(1) Playgrounds under the control of the council

Dogs are prohibited on any playground at all times and must be under control on a leash in
the vicinity of any playground when in use.

(2) Sports surfaces under the control of the council

Dogs are prohibited on any sports surface at all times and must be kept under control on a
leash in the vicinity of any sports surface when in use.

The prohibition on any sports surface does not apply to the following areas when the sports
surface is not in use or closed –

(a) any marked grass sports surface (sports field) on Glover Park, Madills Farm, Shore Road
Reserve, and Thomas Bloodworth Park in the Orakei Local Board area;

(b) any marked grass sports surface (sports field) on Onetangi Sports Park in the Waiheke
Island Local Board area;

(c) any area developed or marked out as a grass sports surface (sports field) in the former
Franklin District.

Dog access rules in the above places are stated in Schedule 2. For the avoidance of doubt,
dogs must still be kept under control on a leash in the vicinity of the sports surface when in

(3) Roads, private ways, and council-controlled car parks and boating areas
Dogs must be under control and on a leash on all –

(a) formed public roads (including any street, highway, access way, service lane, and any
footpath, cycle track, bus stop and berm within the boundaries of the road);

(b) private ways;

(c) council-controlled car parks; and

(d) council-controlled boating areas (including any wharf, jetty, boat ramp, boat marshalling

For the avoidance of doubt, this rule does not apply to any unformed road, or any walkway,
track or road within or surrounded by a park.

(4) Council cemeteries, council camping grounds and council holiday parks

Council cemeteries

Dogs are allowed under control and on a leash in the following council-controlled cemeteries:

(a) North Shore Memorial Park

(b) Waikumete Cemetery

Dogs are prohibited from all other council-controlled cemeteries unless permission is obtained
from the council (e.g. a park manager with the appropriate delegated authority), or signage
indicates dogs are allowed and provided the person whom the dog is accompanying complies
with any reasonable conditions imposed by the council in relation to the entry or presence of
the dog.

Camping grounds and holiday parks under the control of the council

Dogs are prohibited from all council-controlled camping grounds and holiday parks unless
permission is obtained from Council (e.g. park manager with delegated authority), or signage

Rodney Local Board e-Update


Algies Bay and Snells Beach sea walls


Construction of the Algies Bay sea wall has been completed. The project involved the replacement of a 140m section of old sea wall that had failed. It also involved the construction of several timber retaining walls and installation of drainage.


Landscaping works are now underway to create a more attractive and useable high tide beach area at the reserve for local residents.


Works have just started on another sea wall at Snells Beach. This project involves the extension of the existing sea wall to the south and the replacement of the sea wall northwards between the existing wall and the boat ramp at Sunrise Boulevard. This project is expected to be completed within 4-6 weeks.



Algies Bay seawall – as it looked on 24 December 2014


Tuapaki School earns environmental award


Several Auckland kindergartens and schools, including Tuapaki School, received awards for outstanding commitment to sustainability at the Enviroschools celebration held in December.


Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse presented the Enviroschools certificates at the ceremony, with Albany Ward Councillor Wayne Walker, Waitākere Ward Councillor Linda Cooper and local board representatives.


Enviroschools teach important real life skills and shows children they can become environmental leaders of the future by taking action and making a difference in their local community.


The Enviroschools programme is facilitated in Auckland by Auckland Council and the Enviroschools Foundation. It helps children with projects including recycling, water conservation and increasing biodiversity by planting native gardens.


Snells Beach Reserve Playground


Improvements at the Snells Beach Reserve playground this summer have proved popular with locals and visitors.


A new junior climbing module has been built, as well as a rope-climbing turnstile and five swings, including a basket swing and a 30m flying fox. All the equipment is suitable for a range of ages and abilities.


Local children approached the local board to ask for equipment more suitable for them, and as a result the playground upgrade responds to that request. Most improvements were completed by early January, while new scuff mats for the flying fox, turnstile and swings were added earlier this month.

We would like to thank the Snells Beach Residents and Ratepayers Association and students at Mahurangi Christian School for their positive, pro-active and enthusiastic input into the project.



The new flying fox at Snells Beach Reserve


Warkworth Showgrounds update


A new toilet block and changing sheds have been installed at the Warkworth Showgrounds. This new addition was completed and opened on 23 January in time for the Warkworth A&P Show. The new toilet block features a unisex disabled changing room, a drinking fountain, new and improved toilet and changing room facilities and an outdoor drinking bowl for dogs.



The new improved toilet facilities at Warkworth Showgrounds


Music in the Gardens – Kawau Island


Treat yourself and your significant other to a fun day on Kawau Island this Valentine’s Day. There will be live jazz and swing music at the historic Mansion House gardens, along with great local food and wine to enjoy. Tickets are $25. Click here to find out more.


Local Board business meeting


Our February 2015 business meeting will take place on Monday 16 February. It starts at 1pm and will take place in the council chambers at the Orewa Service Centre. Members of the public are welcome to attend our meetings. Agenda items for this month’s meeting include:


  • Public deputation on a proposal for a walking trail in the Matakana area called the Big Omaha Trail and a public deputation by Kowhai Art and Craft to outline the activities of the club.
  • Quarterly Finance & Performance Report
  • New Community Lease to Puhoi Sports Club Incorporated on Puhoi Pioneers Memorial Park
  • Auckland Transport Update
  • Local board input on the draft Regional Land Transport Plan 2015-2025
  • Road Name Change – Bishop Lane and New Road Name – Hawks Ridge Rise

Click here to access our online agenda and minutes from previous meetings.



Have your say on Auckland Council’s 10-year budget


The Auckland region is facing big opportunities and equally big challenges, and Rodney Local Board wants you to have your say on council’s 10-year budget.


We need to hear your views on regional and local priorities.


Visit to have your say or provide feedback in person at one of the following events in the Rodney Local Board:


Have Your Say


You can provide your feedback in person to councillors and local board members at ‘Have your say’ and ‘community feedback’ events.


The ‘Have your say’ events replace traditional hearings and will cover key topics  including investment in Auckland, fixing transport and keeping rates affordable – plus local proposals. The local ‘Have your say’ events are being held at:


  • Kumeu Art Centre, Kumeu on Thursday, 5 March (6.30 – 8.30pm)
  • Shoesmith Hall, Shoesmith Domain, Warkworth on Saturday, 7 March (10am – 12pm)


The ‘community feedback’ events hosted by the Rodney Local Board

will be held at:


  • Lions Lounge, Rautawhiri Park, Helensville on Thursday, 5 March (3pm-4:30pm)
  • Wellsford War Memorial Library, Wellsford on Saturday, 7 March (1pm-3pm)

For more information or to provide your feedback visit or call 09 301 0101.


Have your say on Auckland Council’s 10-year budget by Monday 16 March. |

Rodney Local Board, 50 Centreway Road, Orewa
09 301 0101 |

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Agenda Forum Meeting 24th, 7.30 PM, Sports Club

All residents and friends of Puhoi are welcome. We value your contribution to our efforts to enhance the wellbeing of Puhoi. At the meeting we will, among other things, address the following issues:

Auckland Council’s 10 year budget.

How it affects Puhoi, and how we can have our say.

Puhoi CBD footpath.

We intend to finalise our agreement with the Local Board on the design of this footpath.

Neighbourhood Support.

What specific actions can we undertake in 2015 to keep Puhoi safe?

The new Fire Station.

The state of progress and how we can help.

Memorial Park tracks and weed control.

What has been done and what can the community do from here on?

Riverside walkway.

Construction of the stockproof fence and community contributions.

Forum logo.

Should the Puhoi logo (as used in the 150th celebration) be included?

Come along and have your say!

Hans Everts and Paul Manton, Co-chairmen

Puhoi Farmer’s Market: 7th Birthday Special

I don’t know how it can be possible, but Philippa assures us its true: Puhoi Farmer’s Market has been running for 7years!

To celebrate, on Sunday 22nd  there’ll be a

Grand Tomato Competition

Entries in by 9:00am please – bring along your precious fruits for judging. Its not all about the size of course…

There’all also be Face Painting (mostly)  for the kids and the musical entertainment will be provided by String Me Up.


Rural Crime Up?

[from Margaret Fead]

I am sorry to report we have another crime increase.

To endeavour to make out suburbs and rural areas more safe and community minded. I am requesting that you encourage all members of your group to talk to their friends not just in their immediate area but elsewhere about joining Neighbourhood Support. I can offer signs, information packs as well as arrange to meet with you. If you are an area that has been hit this time or an area near you please contact me or your local Community Constable if you wish to hold a meeting of concerned residents. I work closely with the Police in establishing new groups.

Note: There is a lack of signs in some areas where I know there are members, also some signs are looking sad. I can supply both signs and stickers for your window and or letterboxes. Send an email. As I am delivering magazines around the whole area the delivery of signs either to you personally or your local Police Station can be arranged.

I do believe that having the signs up on the Power Poles, stickers on the letter boxes, and taking measures to help make your place unattractive to the intruders does help prevent burglaries. Some places have lights that come on (although the cats or cars passing close to my driveway set mine off). Burglar alarms but have a neighbour that can keep and eye if they are activated or a security company. (Mine has previously had every child in the street check my house).I do have it monitored. Some rural roads have clubbed together and put up security cameras. (These must be looked after and the information available if required. (I know of one instant where the locals did not know if the film would be available when the info on it was needed). I experienced hearing dogs barking at night. Ours included but just thought must be a possum set one dog barking then all the others around joined in. Not so a local farmer lost a lot of hay that night. It was lesson to be more aware of what is happening.

I have tried to be encouraging and I guess I am talking to a lot of the converted who have taken measures to protect their local areas. If the above only helps one family it will be great.

Let us all spread the word of Neighbourhood Support Rodney.

Thanks for reading this,

Margaret Faed

Rodney Neighbourhood Support Coordinator

021 2583737


Intel for members use only.


We thank our sponsors The Lion Foundation, Auckland City Council Community Funding, and Discretionary Funding, Rodney Local Board, Hibiscus Bays Local Board,, Jim’s Mowing, GJ Gardner Homes, Orewa New World, and Kaipara Cat Charters, Internal Affairs, The Lottery Board, Internal Affairs.






2015 Season Registration


2015 Season Registration

The Puhoi Sports Club is a community focused club and offers fun and competitive football for boys and girls, from junior through to senior levels.

This year we have a strong focus on growing our junior and youth

Girls Football – so are keen welcome any new players in this area.

Muster and Registration Night

Senior, youth and junior muster

Date: Friday February 20th February

Time: 4.30 pm onwards.

Please join us for a fun family softball evening following the muster. All welcome

Senior Women’s Football

This year we will also be offering Senior Women’s Football. Anyone interested please contact Inge Rickards (

Registration can be done on the muster night at the club, or online through the club website (available shortly).

Registrations and enquiries to:

Medical Event at new Fire Station site

[from Chris Farac]

This morning the siren sounded for a medical event that occurred at the site of the new Fire Station site. The crew were called to assist with a patient who had collapsed as a result of a medical condition. Upon Deputy Chief Mike Donovan and Senior Firefighter Rob Beardmore’s arrival they found the mans work colleagues performing excellent CPR on the patient. Mike and Rob started advanced first aid resuscitation with an AED (automatic external defibrillator). Mike and Rob administered 1 shock to the patient from the AED. Further two fire fighters arrived on scene to assist, Chris Farac and Saxon Ross. At this stage a Paramedic Resuscitation was begun with equipment that fire fighter Chris Farac had with advanced airways and Intravenous Drug therapy a further shock was administered by the AED. All prior to the first ambulance arrival.

Two ambulances arrived at the site, a Paramedic crew from Silverdale and an Intensive Care Paramedic crew from Rosedale. After a 25 minute resuscitation attempt the patients Heart began beating again. He was transported to hospital in a critical condition. Enroute to hospital the patient began to wake up. He was put into a coma by the Intensive Care Paramedic crew. Upon arrival at North Shore Hospital he was moved to the Intensive Care Unit for further care.

What assisted this gentleman to this stage was the site crews initial excellent CPR followed by the fire crews AED, these must be performed as soon as possible, as in this incident today, in the hope of a successful outcome such as today.

The Puhoi Rural Fire Brigade extended their thoughts to the mans family and hope that he recovers well.