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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Chevron2a

Piha Opinion

Butt out – you’re stupid !

1 Comment 10 August 2016

Piha’s Crash Corner – leave it alone 3 cars go off the road this year but the sign isn’t quite right ! In the Piha Community News latest issue the front page is about Piha’s Car Crash Corner that I wrote about early this year.  ‘Off-roading in Piha‘. On the 14th of March this year […]

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MeettheCandidates01a

Piha Opinion, What's Happening

Is this a ‘friend fest’ or what ?

6 Comments 10 August 2016

The Piha Ratepayers & Residents show their bias Election : Meet the Candidates they say ! It’s always been my observation that the Piha R & R are not here for us, the residents and ratepayers of Piha.   If they were then a whole lot more candidates would know about this. Today I contacted […]

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Piha Library

Piha Opinion

Repeating it doesn’t make it true

2 Comments 18 July 2016

‘Occupied by the Piha Library’ If you say it often enough you end up believing it A loooong time ago the Piha Library applied for a grant to build a new Library building The Library was not an Incorporated Society so requested the use of the Piha Ratepayers & Resident’s ‘Incorporated name’ as an ‘umbrella’ to accept […]

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Mauisdolphine01

Piha Opinion

You’re joking – surely ?

No Comments 08 July 2016

I’m sure we all love the endangered Maui Dolphin WRLB has granted $11,000 for testing thermal imaging and camera system Questions: Surely the costs of this should lie with Central Government and not Waitakere Local Board’s funding from Auckland ratepayers? “Why is our Local Board funding $11,000 of  our Local Budget for NZ Crown assets?” Are any other […]

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Lagoon pollution

Local News, Piha Opinion

Did you receive one of these?

No Comments 01 July 2016

Not all Piha or Karekare received this A ‘Love your Lagoons’ brochure with a fridge magnet ‘Handy Wastewater Tips’ Financial restraints, I am told, meant only households in the ‘Lagoon catchment’ areas received one of these.  Silly, in my opinion, as all our water ends up in the ocean somehow. Handy Wastewater Tips: ensure your […]

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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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Glenesk Parking Piha

Piha Opinion, What's Happening

‘No Stopping’ | What do you think?

4 Comments 10 June 2016

‘No Stopping’ to be introduced in Glenesk Road, Piha Not sure how we’re being asked our opinion on this but . . . . Auckland Transport is asking us how we feel about ‘No Stopping‘ being introduced to a large part of Glenesk Road. Below:  At the end of Glenesk it is proposed that there […]

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Rubbish collection

Piha Opinion

Is this an IQ test or what ?

3 Comments 10 June 2016

Auckland Council’s website for rubbish dates Our rubbish collection days are changing from Monday to Wednesday. To ensure I had the dates correct I went into the Auckland Council’s website and put in a street search for the dates.  What the ?????   Left:  June dates.  No problems here             Left: […]

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Waitakere Local Board Minutes

Piha Opinion

STOP spending our $$$ like this

3 Comments 27 May 2016

Ministry of Primary Industry, DoC and Councils pay Why is our Local Board paying for this too? It annoys me somewhat that the Waitakere Ranges Local Board, that is always crying poor, has allocated $48,000 for a part-time kauri dieback coordinator. I cannot find one other Local Board that spend their budget on regional or […]

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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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skating in Piha

Piha Opinion

Has the focus been lost ?

No Comments 21 May 2016

“A skateboard facility and a cycle way for the kids” So why is the focus now on buying the ‘Educational Land’? Left:  submissions to the Local Board in Sep ’14.  ‘The Piha Kids Charitable Trust‘ has asked the Local Board to include an upgrade to the sports field area of the Piha Domain,  a skateboard facility […]

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