[ Update from Glen Ashton on progress of the sealing of Ahuroa Road on Ahuroa Grapevine ]
AT have confirmed the following timetable for sealing Ahuroa Road:
- Presently under preliminary investigation.
- March 2019 – Design phase
- November 2019 to 2021 Construction phase
Length 8.5 Km (i.e. fully sealed).
Expectation that at $5 million per annum there will be enough budget.
I am still communicating with the powers to be on why they are not allocating more of our money on road sealing. Shane Ellison the CEO of AT has admitted that is has been diverted into higher priority projects like the City Rail Link. AT reduced what seemed like a $12.1 million allocation (the Mayor announced $121 million over 10 years) to $4.7 million this year and $5 million next year. It appears that AT are “uncontrolled” and are to blame for the lack of road sealing progress. Either the Mayor and Auckland Council have lost control of AT or they are both in cohorts misleading the Rodney Rural public.
Unfortunately, unless we do something about it, our side roads will not be sealed within our lifetime, but downtown Auckland will be fabulous! Think about it every time you fill up with gas with the RFT or paying the new Local Target Transport Rate. Us rural people are being screwed by Auckland Council and Auckland Transport.
I will give a more informed update shortly.
p.s. Only 8.7 Km of new seal since 9 years in Super City.
PUHOI COMMUNITY FORUM
MEETING TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, 30th October at 7.30pm at
THE PUHOI SPORTS CLUB – CO CHAIRPERSONS – PAUL MANTON & DUSTYN
1. Confirmation of the Minutes of previous Meeting held on 28th August, 2018
2. Matters Arising from those Minutes (not appearing on this Agenda)
3. Treasurer’s Report for September 2018 (previously circulated) – Jenny Schollum
4. General Business
(i) Puhoi Christmas street party
(ii) Working Groups – updates
• Puhoi Pioneers Memorial Park
• Road Safety Group
• Civil Defence
• Neighbourhood Support
• Historical Society
(iv) Village market – Judith Williams
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, 26th November at 7.30pm.
Reagan Remeka recently took some great drone footage of the village – shown here as a fisheye view. See if you can zoom in in your house…
This month’s Puhoi Village Market on 28 October (9am – 1pm) is mainly geared towards the kids. We are having a talent show where the young ones (and the young at heart) can show us their dance moves, a song, poem, a magical skill or whatever they want.
This is not a competition rather it is a space to share our creative talents with each other. Register on the day from 9.30am.
Local buskers and musicians will also join us to keep the music flowing.
George the Magician will put on a magic show at 11am and we have a car boot sale happening in the car park where treasures can be found. Still time to book a space at email@example.com
Easy parking, family friendly, safe playground for the little ones. All this and a great selection of food, craft and plant stalls at our friendly, quirky market. See you there.
Carme Herrero and her partner are looking for accommodation in Puhoi until February – even a site to park their vehicle and use of facilities would be okay
Phone 027 566 9113