The Gap Piha

Environment, Local News

‘The Gap’ – Have your say !

No Comments 11 December 2016

Feedback wanted on ‘The Gap’ proposal Have your say – it’s important A poorly advertised ‘feedback session’ was held in the Old School House in Piha yesterday on the proposed plans for The Gap land recently purchased from Piha’s Beyers Family. There are a number of issues on the table and the following are just […]

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Safe Swim

Environment, Local News

Water Quality Results : November ’16

1 Comment 08 December 2016

Lagoon Water Quality Results High-risk locations At some locations Auckland Council have identified ongoing water quality issues. We do not recommend swimming or recreational water activities on the West: Piha Lagoon North Piha Lagoon Te Henga (Bethells) Lagoons Laingholm Beach Wood Bay These are the results of Te Henga, Piha and North Piha permanent ‘warning’ sites Week […]

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thegapconcepta

Environment, Local News, What's Happening

The Gap – have your say

No Comments 07 December 2016

‘The Gap’ Draft Concept Plan Waitakere Ranges Regional Park When: 10th December Where:  Old School House (behind West Coast Gallery) Time: 10am – 2pm NOTE: Online feedback available online from 10th December

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Keep Calm Truth

Environment, Piha Opinion

Why don’t you share it ?

3 Comments 18 November 2016

The Piha Ratepayers & Residents are not sharing Quote “Piha R&R has been sampling the Piha Lagoon for analysis by the Auckland Council’s Laboratory (Aqualab), at it’s own expense, for several months and before Council recommenced testing in the first week of November.” If you, at your own expense, are having Piha Lagoon tested for […]

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Piha CoastCare walk

Environment, What's Happening

Coastal Walk – White’s Beach

No Comments 07 November 2016

Coastal Walk – White’s Beach and More Piha CoastCare – Ideal for families with children aged about 7 upwards Piha CoastCare’s Spring walk will take place on Sunday November 13th.  We will walk from the Barnett Hall car park, along North Piha Beach and up to Te Waha Point where we will learn about the endangered […]

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permanenthealthwarning2

Environment, What's Happening

Just have another hui !!

6 Comments 07 November 2016

Permanent Health Warning Five swimming areas in Waitakere now have ‘permanent health warnings‘. I think I might take my car into Henderson tomorrow.  Then I’ll remove it’s ‘Warrant of Fitness’ and go cruising.  If I’m spotted by police I’ll snub my nose at them then wait and see how much the fine is and if […]

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Matuku Link

Environment, Local News, What's Happening

Matuku Link – joining the dots

No Comments 07 September 2016

The Matuku Link Closing the gap – Linking untouched kauri forest, a river valley, wetlands and the sea. Over 90% of New Zealand’s wetlands have been drained or filled in. This beautiful piece of land represents the last large forested block in Auckland’s Bethell’s valley and is home to many rare wetland species. Have a […]

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NZGEO2

Environment

NZ Geographic is onto it

No Comments 29 July 2016

NZ predator free by 2050! The NEWS of the week from government and NZGEO are onto it immediately ! Within a few days the NZ Geographic has collated this resource – it’s just brilliant. Predator free Aotearoa – A guide A few words from my friend and mentor Chris Ferkins – Biodiversity “It would be […]

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Welcome Pack Heritage Area

Environment, Local News

What would you like ‘Welcome Pack’?

No Comments 30 June 2016

You’re moving into the Waitakere Ranges Heritage Area What would you like to see in a  ‘Welcome Pack? So you’ve never lived in the Heritage Area but are about to move in.  Some of the things you might like to know could be: Rubbish collection including recycling Information, maybe, on your Local Area Plan Information on […]

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Wetland area dug up

Environment, Local News

Storm water in Piha – Wetlands

1 Comment 22 June 2016

Bad timing between Council departments ? Piha folk are upset after ‘wetland planting’ in Piha Domain dug up The following was posted on Piha Community Facebook page “Gutted to see what left of our planting , done 2 weeks ago, after Fulton Hogan put a drain through. Why didn’t someone in Council works communicate with […]

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climbing asparagus

Environment, Piha Opinion

This really makes my blood boil !

2 Comments 20 June 2016

Can’t we stretch our $$$ a bit further ? We can spray Climbing asparagus but not Cape ivy ! This morning I was having a cuppa with a friend when he pointed out two guys with spray packs heading down Beach Valley Road.   Thinking of our naturally propagating Nobbly club rush and all the times […]

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Love your place EcoMatters

Environment, Local News, What's Happening

You’re invited : Love your place

No Comments 16 June 2016

All Karekare and Piha people are invited Love Your Place : An afternoon get-together Sunday 26 June 2-4.30PM  Piha Hall , 2 North Piha Road Theme: Water Share ideas Food and stories Truffle making & tasty treats Local poetry and story telling and for the KIDS: Eco art clay sculptures & box making     Theme […]

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