Bush Road Waiatarua

Environment, Local News

$478,130 of our money for this !!!

3 Comments 16 June 2016

Local Government Official Information & Meetings Act 1987 Auckland Transport answer my questions: I am so disgusted at this I wrote a series of questions and have received the following answers:     Who was responsible for the weed eradication and planting? Answer: The project was initiated as a Waitakere Local Board discretionary project.  Local […]

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Very Dangerous

Environment, Local News

C’mon Auckland Transport – unsafe for all

No Comments 14 June 2016

This accident happened on May 7th How long, Auckland Transport, before it’s fixed? From May 7th to June 14th this pedestrian path has slowly eroded so  that now it’s too dangerous for pedestrians to walk past. 9/5/16 From AT: “Dear Bobbie,  Thank you for contacting Auckland Transport regarding the saftey fence on the corner of Beach […]

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Lagoon pollution report

Environment, Local News

Lagoons report published

No Comments 14 June 2016

Auckland West Coast Lagoons: Sources of Faecal Contamination From: Catchments & Incentives | Environmental Services | Infrastructure & Environmental Services Executive summary The west coast beaches at Karekare, Piha, North Piha and Te Henga (Bethells) have excellent water quality based on long-term monitoring information; however, the lagoons at these locations have poor water quality. The […]

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Love Piha ?

Environment, Piha Opinion

You love Piha – really ?

No Comments 24 May 2016

You say you love Piha –  but how ? Latest Piha Readers and Writers event brought up some interesting discussion The latest event hosted by the Piha Community Library gathered Sir Bob Harvey, former Mayor of Waitakere, Sandra Coney, WRLB Chair and Bruce Hayward, ecologist with MC Mark Mitchinson. The event was headed ‘Exploring the […]

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Piha precinct

Environment, Local News, What's Happening

A passive recreation area in Piha

No Comments 24 May 2016

Providing a passive recreation area in Piha Plus an off-road short-cut walk between the Art Gallery and Glen Esk Road There has been talk over the years of having ‘short cuts’ to get around Piha and especially to keep kids safe from road traffic.  Here is one . . . . “The aim is to […]

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Kykuyu

Environment, Piha Opinion

Stop wasting our money !

No Comments 15 May 2016

Why can’t you get it right ? Waitakere Ranges Local Board : you’re wasting our money again ! Why are you planting these natives in kykuyu? You planted all the wrong plants at your last attempt and now your ‘preparation’  is sadly lacking to nonexistent!   A: Plan and prepare.  B: Plant  C: Maintain A and […]

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Beach Valley Road Piha

Environment, Piha Opinion

It won’t happen overnight but . . .

No Comments 10 May 2016

It won’t happen overnight but it WILL happen In my opinion there is a real lack of ‘biodiversity’ in Piha. Planting what we think  ‘should’ be there doesn’t always help nature do her own thing.   After minimal planting there are areas that we just weed now and let nature grow what she wants to. […]

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Traffic vision

Environment, Local News

The fence is the problem now

2 Comments 07 May 2016

Beach Valley Road Project had a ‘deal’ with AT Auckland Transport (AT) said they’d remove the fence when the plants grew The plants grew but AT changed their mind and won’t remove it. Have a peep through that gap that a motor bike made and see how easy it is to see the traffic coming […]

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Bush Road Waiatarua

Environment

Shameful mess: what’s happening?

2 Comments 05 May 2016

Corner of West Coast and Bush Roads Waiatarua This ‘weed control area’ is a shameful mess.  When will it be fixed? The Waitakere Ranges Local Board has this ‘weed control area’ but this  is what we’re left with.     I’m sickened every time I drive up past. Maybe the Local Board  could give us an update […]

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ConcreteDrives

Environment, Local News

Winter “seasonal issues”

No Comments 24 April 2016

Your septic system during winter With more concrete, more tropical like rain and lack of storm-water infrastructure among the causes our septic tanks, especially older ones, have their own problems during winter. We have noticed a higher ‘water table’ over the last winter or two and this causes problems with the ‘out flow pipe’, overland water […]

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Duke of Edinburgh

Environment, Local News

It’s an Anzac thing

No Comments 22 April 2016

Respect for Anzac Parade in Piha Beach Valley Road Project tidy up for Anzac Parade 2016 Left: Dan Real planting opposite Piha RSA Oct 2010 as part of the Beach Valley Road Project. It’s become a bit of an annual thing – having a good old weed and tidy up by the Beach Valley Road Project […]

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pollution

Environment, Local News

No protection 48 hours contamination

1 Comment 19 April 2016

No fencing 48 hours after Piha Domain contaminated 48 hours after Hydrovac first arrived and 72 hours after the leak started and our environment is still badly contaminated and no safety barriers in place. There are men there scraping the top of the contaminant and another putting some warratahs around the flax and other plant […]

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