Whats Happening

Local News, What's Happening

What’s Happening in Piha etc

0 Comments 25 January 2015

What’s Happening in Piha and surrounds ? Rubbish Collection: Rubbish: Next collection: Monday 15 February.   Recycling collection in Piha: Next collection:  Monday 22 February Weekly What’s Happening Each Sunday morning   Piha Pack – Dog training club in Piha   Mill Park – Glenesk Road Weekly on Thursdays  Piha Meditation Group  9:15 – 10:30am. 10 Glenesk Rd, Piha.  $10   Guided meditation followed […]

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Environment, Local News

Water Quality Test Results

3 Comments 04 February 2016

SafeSwim water quality monitoring – West Coast Auckland Council’s SafeSwim water quality monitoring programme provides weekly tests of beach and lagoon water.   10 February 2016  – Unsafe: Bethells & Piha Lagoons  (+Armour Bay & Laingholm Beach) Retest: Karekare Lagoon      27 January 2016  – Unsafe: Bethells & Piha Lagoons        Please note:  (updated 29/1/16):   “The test regime […]

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No Spray

Environment, Local News, What's Happening

Notice of intention to spray

0 Comments 04 February 2016

February 2016: Notice of intention to undertake vegetation control Left: Beach Valley Road – do not spray, these are all natives AT contractors will be carrying out vegetation control activities using approved herbicides and mechanical/noxious weed control measures on streets in the Western Road Corridor during February. This area covers local board areas for Whau, […]

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Love our Lagoons Piha

Environment, Local News, What's Happening

Love our Lagoons – Event 8th Feb

1 Comment 02 February 2016

Auckland Council’s Environmental Services Unit coming to Piha Love our Lagoons – 8th Feb ’15  9.30 -3.00 pm at Piha Domain Pack a picnic, slap on some sunblock and get ready to find out everything you need to know about Piha’s lagoon and stream.   The event schedule is: 9.30 – Event Starts & Registration […]

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Piha Road

Piha Opinion

Off-roading in Piha – Why ?

3 Comments 02 February 2016

Two cars off Piha Rd within days of each other Why, when to the best of my knowledge no vehicles have left Piha Road here before, do two go off  in four days ? I’ve no idea if the drivers had been drinking or speeding.  I’m sure the police will be looking into that.  Is […]

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Bernard Stone swimmer

Local News

Cook Strait hopeful visits Piha

0 Comments 30 January 2016

Bernard Stone spotted at Piha Cafe Bernard Stone, 60, came within 4 kilometers of completing the 22 kilometer Cook Strait swim on 19th of January this year. Today I spotted Bernard, left, at the Piha Cafe chatting away with one of Black Sands Lodge‘s guests, Paul Walsh.     Bernard  swam the English Channel in 2009.  While […]

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Firefighter Simon

Local News, What's Happening

Come home safely Simon

0 Comments 29 January 2016

Simon is off to help the Aussies fight fires Simon is a Piha resident, ranger, forester and senior volunteer firefighter with Piha Volunteer Fire Service. Most of us will be aware of the huge problems Australia is having controlling their bush fires.  Simon is off to give a hand to the Australian fire service fighting […]

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Piha Volunteer Fire

Local News

Putting their bodies on the line

0 Comments 27 January 2016

Piha Volunteer Fire  take on Sky Tower Once again these guys are putting their bodies on the line for a great cause – please sponsor us !  Friday August 5th 2016 The Piha crew are racing up the Sky Tower in full firefighting kit this year to raise vital funds and awareness for Leukemia & Blood […]

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Local News, Piha Opinion

Janet Clews responds re Library

2 Comments 26 January 2016

Janet Clews has also responded re Piha Library Sir Bob Harvey responded re “Piha Library”.   Now Janet Clews is responding with her recall of the History of Piha Library. New members of Piha’s Ratepayers and Residents and their Committee would do well to keep their minds open and delve more into the history and not the […]

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Local News

$13,000 – what would you do ?

0 Comments 23 January 2016

What would you do with $13,000 for your community ? A ratepayer picked it up ! It took an astute ratepayer, in Oratia, to spot a ‘coding error’ of $13,000 in our Local Board performance report in September 2015. Maybe spray all of Piha’s ‘Onehunga (prickle) weed’ ? You can read all about it here Waitakere […]

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Accommodation Piha

Local News

3 choices of accommodation Piha

0 Comments 22 January 2016

    Piha Kauri Cottage – king The Kauri Suite is private, spacious, and romantic accommodation in Piha, New Zealand.     Piha Tui Cottage – queen Self-contained with queen size bed, free wi-fi, off street parking, extensive deck, and private BBQ.   Piha Beach Cabin – twin Stand-alone cabin with twin beds, TV, kitchenette, […]

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Money stress

Environment, Local News

Auckland Council may finance upgrade

2 Comments 22 January 2016

Auckland Council may finance upgrade to your septic system Do you know if your septic system is working properly ?  Are you stressing at the cost of upgrading?   Wait – there may be finance help, repaid through your rates, on the way.   Now that’ll help for sure. Extracts from Council Minutes Item 12 […]

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Gahnia setifolia


Wonder what this stunner is?

1 Comment 22 January 2016

It’s my absolute all time favourite NZ Native Gahnia xanthocarpa Drive along  Piha Road at the moment and it would be hard to miss the  beautiful brown plumes you see everywhere – Gahnia xanthocarpa.       Stop and grab a few seeds and throw them on your property, semi shade, and take a chance they’ll grow. […]

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