General, Local News

Advisory panel for art in public places

0 Comments 02 October 2014

Auckland Council is looking nominations for participants in the ‘Advisory panel for art in public places’. We have so many great artists out here in the West surely we should be represented on this panel.    Submissions close on 10th October so nominate yourself or someone you think will do a great job. More information […]

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Environment, Local News

Season for flowering Clematis

0 Comments 02 October 2014

Clematis is flowering beautifully throughout Waitakere Ranges. Although I hear it’s very hard to get established I’m going to try growing it.  I contacted Oratia Natives to find out if there is  one specific to Piha and they came back very quickly to tell me there is. It’s Clematis forsteri  and there is also one native to […]

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Environment, Local News

Eco-wise Awards

0 Comments 02 October 2014

Eco-wise Awards are just around the corner again. The Eco-wise Awards celebrate West Auckland residents who show a commitment to care for their environment through volunteer action and pride. Is there someone you’d like to acknowledge ? Have a look at Keep Waitakere Beautiful for full details including how to nominate

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General, Local News

Proposed Outdoor Fire Safety Bylaw 2014

0 Comments 02 October 2014

Proposed Outdoor Fire Safety Bylaw Auckland Council is proposing a new Auckland-wide outdoor fire safety bylaw to protect people, property plus the environment from the risk of fire in the outdoors. The new bylaw will replace four existing bylaws. The proposed bylaw: applies to a range of outdoor fire activities including outdoor cooking and heating fires, […]

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Environment, Local News

Ranges take samples for testing

1 Comment 02 October 2014

A strange very bright substance just south of The Rock caught the attention of many in Piha today. A Village Voice reader kindly took this photo from up the hill  that shows it looking “like bright Kelly Green” my reader described it as. Others described it to me as quite spooky. Rangers took samples so […]

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Local News

Over $K3 raised for Zen and Tane

0 Comments 28 September 2014

Great crowd raises over $3,000 for Zen and Tane  to represent New Zealand at the 50th World Surfing Champs in Peru at the end of October!! The auctioneer, Fougie left with Zen, had the money rolling in.  Winners of the raffles were equally thrilled to pickup their winnings from Zen himself.     A truly fabulous […]

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