MikeMurane04

Local News, What's Happening

Mike Murane pre-Xmas gig

Comments Off 16 October 2014

Mike Murane and a 5 piece band at Piha Bowler Saturday 20 December @ Piha Bowling Club Tickets $20          

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COLBY, John Henry Oscar - Funeral Notice

Local News

COLBY, John Henry Oscar – Funeral Notice

1 Comment 20 December 2014

COLBY, John Henry Oscar Passed away suddenly but peacefully on 15 December 2104 at Auckland Hospital surrounded by his loving family.  Treasured husband of Eleanor (Nell)  for over 60 years.  Much loved father and father-in-law of Janet, Dennis, Karen and Arnie.  Adored grandpa of Jackson and Joshua. A celebration of John’s life will be held […]

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FireNo

Environment, Local News

We’re into ‘Restricted Fire’ Season

0 Comments 15 December 2014

There are three ‘Fire Seasons’ in mainland Auckland We are now in the Restricted Fire Season which means a permit (free) is required to light a fire in the open air. You can apply for a fire permit online here

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DSA00

Local News

They make me feel all gooey

0 Comments 13 December 2014

The Disabled Surfers Assn NZ came to Piha again today I could tell you how much I admire them.  How much they give.  I could tell you how the sight of the huge smiles on the disabled surfer’s faces make me feel all gooey. But nothing tells the story like photos so here they are.   […]

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JapaneseHoneysuckle02

Environment

Pretty & sweet smelling BUT . . . .

0 Comments 12 December 2014

Japanese honeysuckle – control it now Piha has a huge problem with Cape ivy which is even now spreading up the Piha Hill.    It horrifies me that it has been left so long, by Council, that it is now out of control when it could so easily been controlled a few years ago. Now […]

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BeckWheelerDec15

What's Happening

West Coast Gallery presents . . . . .

0 Comments 12 December 2014

Beck Wheeler : Summer Days in the Wild West Summer Days in the Wild West is a mixed bag of colourful and wacky goodness, featuring Beck's most recent experiments in character abstraction. "I have been taking animals and people and simplifying their forms down to basic shapes, then I inject colour, pattern and humour into […]

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CottageofEnchangement

Local News

Anyone need a house sitter ?

2 Comments 12 December 2014

House sitter available from February 2015 “Because of a marital property split, I have been forced to sell the house I built as a single woman twenty years ago with my life’s savings. It was only on the market for a few days and after February I will be homeless. If anyone needs a house […]

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United North Piha

Local News

Funding boost allows right gear for job

0 Comments 12 December 2014

Funding boost means lifeguards have the right gear to do the job When your job description involves saving lives, you need to be well-equipped. So there was no question where the money would go when the United North Piha Lifeguard Service was named one of a dozen New Zealand charities to receive $10,000 from Auckland […]

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BlackSheep

Local News, Piha Opinion

I don’t want to do it any more

3 Comments 11 December 2014

I’ve been on the Piha Ratepayers & Residents Assn for the last 3 years I have been ‘the black sheep’ the whole way.  I have been gagged.  They don’t let me represent you and they don’t represent me.  I don’t want to be a part of that any more. This is the second time I’ve […]

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TheHillary

Local News, What's Happening

The Hillary trail run event is approved!

0 Comments 11 December 2014

Come along and Knock The Bugger off! HUGE congratulations to Shaun, Lactic Turkey and the rest of the gang.  What a journey this has been for such an amazing event.  Something, at last, for The West – our tourism and economy. The Hillary trail run event is approved!  Auckland Council have just granted a 3-year […]

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Pratia01

Environment, Piha Opinion

So you want to feed the bees?

0 Comments 11 December 2014

You’re worried about the declining population of bees? It’s easy to feed the bees with some of our stunning coastal natives. We do not have to rely on introduced plants. Just quickly here are three photos, all taken in Black Sands Lodge garden, showing beautiful natives that’ll make any bee very happy. I’m always happy to discuss […]

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Environment, What's Happening

Summer Ranger walks > end January ’15

0 Comments 10 December 2014

Summer Ranger Walks – in Waitakere What a great summer activity for all age groups: 6th December – 31st January 2015 Take a short walk with a park ranger and hear about the park’s history, the conservation efforts around the flora and fauna, and get some top tips on how to get the most from future […]

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LTCuckoo07

Environment, Local News

It’s an exceptional find – in PIha

1 Comment 10 December 2014

The Long Tailed Cuckoo found in Piha has generated huge interest. A Village Voice reader forwarded the article on LT Cuckoo to an Auckland Parks employee who forwarded it to another and now . .  the specimen is being retrieved from Arataki and sent to Auckland Museum. No one, not even those longer in the tooth, […]

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