Providing Information about Ashhurst and Our Surrounding Communities

So why the new website

This website suffered a near fatal incident in June 2017 that removed the mechanism needed for navigation throughout the website.

This was probably caused by the website host updating their server and hosting software. While they state that there is nothing wrong with their side (or their software) it has caused numerous websites hosted on the servers to become "unplugged". This left the files and database unable to talk to each other and no longer functioning for public use. We may now look at other hosting options.

What is worse, the backups that were made to mitigate this sort of thing failed to be of any use.

We are currently rebuilding this website from nothing. Ongoing issues have caused us to rebuild yet again and we hope this is the last time we have to start over. We will reveal pages as they are added and developed. While this website currently works, the full function we would expect is not currently there.

Thank you for your patience while we go through this difficult process.

If you need to contact us, please email us at

Manawatu Gorge Update Information

NZTA have a page for information on the Manawatu Gorge Closure. You can find it by clicking here