General, Local News, What's Happening

Women’s Health – Pelvic Floor

0 Comments 31 October 2014

Doris Kraus (Physiotherapist) invites you A presentation about : Women’s Heath : The Pelvic Floor –  Wednesday 5th November @ Piha Cafe 7:30 – 8:30.  Cost: gold coin The Facts: Over 600000 adult New Zealanders, mainly women, suffer from incontinence There is a direct relationship between incontinence and the pelvic floor Incontinence effects women all […]

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Local News, What's Happening

Lopdell Precinct Opening

0 Comments 31 October 2014

Opening of Lopdell Precinct in Titirangi A day of art, music, film, activities and tours to celebrate the opening of Lopdell Precinct, the creative heart of Waitakere. See our new gallery Te Uru Saturday 1 Nov |  10am – 4:30  |  Titirangi Village  |  FREE

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What's Happening

Piha Spring Fling Fiesta – Programme

0 Comments 31 October 2014

Piha Spring Fling Fiesta – programme for tomorrow FREE 10 – 4pm Piha Domain Motor Camp 10.00               Welcome 10.15 – 11.45   Paddy F 11.30 –  1.00    The Castle Street Circus Studio Workshop 12.15 –  1.45    Soul Samba Circus 1.00  –  1.45     Wearable Art Registration […]

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What's Happening

Spooktacular Halloween Party Piha SLSC

0 Comments 31 October 2014

Piha SLSC Spooktacular Halloween Party 31 October at the bewitching hour 4:30-6:30 Kids come dressed up for prizes, games, face painting and lolly scramble Zombies, witches & creatures of the night, Don’t miss the call of Halloween Fright! Come one, come all, in threads of season, If you miss this party ’tis an act of […]

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Environment, Local News, Piha Opinion

Thumps Up & Thumbs Down

0 Comments 24 October 2014

Contractors were in Piha today doing a tidy up I think it’s time there was a coordinated approach to  Piha Beach maintenance. Why could this sand not be put back onto the beach instead of on top of the weeds and spinifex? No way could anyone criticise the contractors – I’m sure they’re just following […]

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Environment, Local News, Waitakere Ranges Local Board

This summers prickles

0 Comments 21 October 2014

This summers prickles, onehunga weed, is in its growth season right now ! The Piha Domain has more and more of this weed  each year.  I don’t spray a lot but each spring I do spray our properties for this ghastly thing as in a couple of months it’ll be prickles. I like to be able […]

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Local News

Piha SLSC opens Labour Weekend

0 Comments 20 October 2014

Piha Surf Club Bar & Kitchen opens for Labour Weekend “New chef Fiona has over 20 years of experience in the kitchen whipping up meals for the likes of The Queen, U2 and The Rolling Stones and now for you lucky buggers!  Fiona describes her style of cooking as wholesome fresh and affordable food.” Open […]

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Local News, Piha Opinion

Why is Piha 5th lowest increase ?

0 Comments 20 October 2014

New ‘Council valuations’ are being released for Auckland properties. Four areas had negative increases:  Rakino Island, Kawau Island, Great Barrier Island and Manukau Heads. The lowest positive increase is Piha/Anawhata with average 3% increase in values equal with Hunua and Orere Point. Why ?  A number of people I’ve spoken to have put the #1 […]

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Environment, Local News

They warned it was coming

2 Comments 20 October 2014

I climbed Lion Rock today to photograph Piha Beach and North Piha Beach. Tonnes and tonnes of sand is still arriving on our two beaches from down south.   They have been monitoring it for a few years now and the photographic evidence is there.. Left is one of the photos I took of the […]

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Auckland Council, Local Politics

Cultural impact assessments

0 Comments 18 October 2014

Cultural impact assessments: balance needed “Protecting Auckland’s cultural heritage is a key part of Auckland Council’s job but so is making sure consent applicants don’t find themselves tied up in unnecessary red tape,“says Roger Blakeley, Auckland Council’s Chief Planning Officer. “There is always a balance to be struck.” Dr Blakeley was responding to public debate […]

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Environment, Local News

Students bus gets into trouble

0 Comments 17 October 2014

Rosehill College students tramped from Anawhata to Piha this week. Their bus came to Piha Beach today to pick them up but hit, literally, a few problems. First the driver headed down toward the Surf Club but quickly realised he would have a problem with the trees.  He backed out – most just keep going – […]

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Environment, Piha Opinion, Piha R & R, Waitakere Ranges Local Board

Ocean stronger than sand

0 Comments 17 October 2014

The ocean is stronger than sand. The ocean will go where the ocean wishes to go and there is not a lot that will stop it. So for those that still think planting spinifex or pingao changes the behaviour of the sea this photo is a reminder that the ocean rules. Photo taken July 2011 […]

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