These articles and photos are published and maintained by Andy Shackleton and Kerry Macdonald, residents of Ahuroa from 1997 to 2013.
There are more to come, so please check the change log below from time to time.

If you would like to contact Andy or Kerry, please email us at

15/05/18 - first published
17/05/18 - added 2005 albums
12/06/18 - added 2006 albums

The history articles below are from an early Ahuroa Website compiled by Cally & Greg Whitham

Papers Past

Ahuroa Hall

Ahuroa Pre-Settlement

Anecdotes & Reminiscences

Bruce's School Days

Closing of the Ahuroa Store

Early Settlers

Kourawhero - Ahuroa Land Purchase

The Last Big Tree

Lothlorien Orchard & Winery

Musicians of Puhoi-Ahuroa

Percy Tolhopf's Farm

Progress? ...The End Of The Railway

Roading in Ahuroa

Roll of Honour

Swimming at Ahuroa

St. Patrick's

The Telephone Exchange


 Transport in Ahuroa



Most of these photos are from the personal collection of Andy Shackleton & Kerry Macdonald

Note - if you would like any of these photos removed from an album, please email us at, and let us know the name of the album and the number of the photo

 Hall Ball 2004

Disco 2004

Potluck Dinner 2004

Playgroup Halloween 2004

Trivia Night 2004

Farewell to David & Helen 2004

Ahuroa Hall Kitchen Refurbishment 2004

Ahuroa Hall Building 2004 - 2012

Hall Ball 2005

Noel Bayer's Auction 2005

Lothlorien Music Festival 2005

School Working Bee 2005

Lothlorien Music Festival 2006

Percy's Buildings 2006

Trivia Night 2006