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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Piha CoastCare walk

Local News

Council Freedom Camping Update

No Comments 02 December 2016

Potential pilot for freedom camping What you need to know I received this from Councillor Linda Cooper this evening Over the last few days, a number of emails have been circulating among Local Board members on a potential freedom camping pilot. The information circulated to Local Board members last week was not completely clear on […]

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leukemiabloodcancernz2

Local News

Blood Cancer Awareness Week

No Comments 08 November 2016

Blood Cancer Awareness Week 7 – 13 November You can donate to Leukemia and Blood Cancer NZ  HERE On 22nd Sep 2016 I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma – blood cancer.  This was just 10 days after I presented with the first obvious symptoms.  I am now undergoing chemotherapy and am fortunate enough to be a […]

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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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Suicide Keep on keeping on

Local News, What's Happening

Suicide is DOUBLE our road toll

No Comments 06 September 2016

Keep on Keeping on Carnival for a Cause 2016 – Suicide Prevention Awareness Aotearoa 13th November ’16 Facebook Event Page    Keep on Keeping on Facebook Community Did you know that every WEEK on average 10 Kiwis take their own lives? Over 500 kiwis each year that felt they had no other choice…and chose to […]

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Dance party Piha

Local News, What's Happening

Costume Dance Party in Piha

No Comments 05 September 2016

Spring Funk – Costume Dance Party Piha’s West Coast Gallery – always a great event 17th September @ Barnett Hall 7pm – 1am R18  $20 More details, buy tickets, band details

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Waitakere Ranges Local Board

Local News

Who are these people ?

No Comments 13 August 2016

Auckland Local Elections 2016 The ‘final’ list is out and here are the West’s candidates New Zealand is a democracy.   We vote, one vote per person, for the people who represent us both at a Council level (Ward) and Local level (Board). Please vote     Council – Waitakere Ward (2) Linda Cooper – Independent […]

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Ann Russell

Local News

It’s going to be A-M-A-Z-I-N-G …

No Comments 02 August 2016

Piha’s Ann Russell’s Little Truff to be a mural Ann is a wonderful children’s stories writer and lives in Piha Now one of the characters out of Ann’s book series ‘Little Truff‘ is the subject of Shelley France’s mural project for Piha’s Community Library.      To read Ann Russell’s blog and more about this […]

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PAUP Auckland Unitary Plan

Local News

PAUP: enabling of people and communities

2 Comments 27 July 2016

Auckland Unitary Plan – Recommendations Independent Panel listens to the people I was there till the end AND I was listened to.  Submissions to the Unitary Plan – All I wanted was for the Panel to acknowledge PEOPLE live in communities in the Ranges AND we love our environment. I submitted to the ‘Proposed Unitary […]

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TruthOutThere

Local News

What is the truth – Up or down?

No Comments 19 July 2016

Auckland Council Chief Executive replies Has Auckland Council decreased funding for KDP?  (Kauri Dieback Programme) A group called ‘Waitakere Combined Residents and Ratepayers Assn Group meets bi-monthly. They recently wrote to Auckland’s Chief Executive Stephen Town, left,  about the ‘cut’ in Kauri Dieback.   For your interest, or not, here is their letter and Stephen Town’s […]

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