Not about us without us

Piha Opinion

No closed meetings Piha R&R

2 Comments 20 May 2016

Why would Piha R&R want a closed meeting ? From the Piha Ratepayers and Residents Minutes 5/2/16 “Community hui. A closed meeting for chairs and deputy chairs of Piha’s wide number of organisations to discuss issues of mutual concern and interest, with a view to collaboration where appropriate.“ I can’t understand why the Library Trust […]

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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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Not about us without us

Local News, Piha Opinion

Not about us without us

No Comments 14 April 2016

New signage for Piha and North Piha beaches The Local Board have consulted with regard to new signage at Piha The consultation was with United North Piha, Piha SLSC, Piha Ratepayers & Residents (not on their website !), Piha CoastCare, Protect Piha Heritage and Waitakere Ranges Protection Society. The new signs are being erected regardless […]

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April Fool

Piha Opinion

10+ years doesn’t keep you safe !

No Comments 01 April 2016

Saddest day for Fiona, Michelle and Piha April Fool !!!  You’re a good sport Fi.         Manager of Piha Camp,  1st Responder,  etc just became too complacent after  10 years 3 months and 10 days.   Michelle, distraught, sent me this photo. Maybe that QSM was too much for her ?

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Not about us without us

Piha Opinion

Not about us without us

No Comments 14 March 2016

Design Guidelines Not about us without us ! I asked the Chair of the Waitakere Ranges Local Board, Sandra Coney, if we might have some input.  The answer “we haven’t decided”  !!! “The Waitakere Ranges Foothills Design Guide assists landowners and design professionals to understand design solutions that, while not being compulsory, will aid in manage […]

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Piha SLSC

Piha Opinion

What’s wrong with this picture ?

13 Comments 11 March 2016

How many people drown in sand ? If someone drowns then it’s on him ! The Piha SLSC Board, not the lifesavers nor nippers etc, have been bullying their new neighbour over his consented plans to build towards the front of his beach front property. Their  claim is that this new build will take their view […]

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Stream erosion Piha

Environment, Local News, Piha Opinion

Estimated cost is $345,000 !

No Comments 07 March 2016

The problem is erosion behind the Art Gallery The solutions : Solution One: Gabion basket solution. Consent was denied because “the ecological impact of the gabion baskets was too large to gain resource consent.”  Did anyone consider the ‘environmental impact’  before putting it all together and applying for consent? What did that cost us?   Incredibly incompetent  […]

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Piha Road

Local News, Piha Opinion

A reminder of what?

1 Comment 07 March 2016

Auckland Transport say “it’s a reminder” “The 50km roundel on the road is a reminder for people to slow down… and hence no signs” Okay AT but I took a drive from Lion Rock Corner to this ‘reminder’ looking for a speed indication sign.   Below: Leaving Lion Rock corner near the entrance to Piha Domain. No 50km […]

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Waitakere Rubbish

Piha Opinion

How long before we’re all the same ?

12 Comments 22 February 2016

The bag that gives back ! We pay $88.68 a year in rates for Waste Management We have no choice but to buy orange plastic bags for our rubbish in Waitakere. ‘Choose orange’ – is there another choice ?   Included in the cost of the bags are the following: Community composting courses Food waste awareness and […]

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Piha Road speed

Piha Opinion

Is it really that hard ?

No Comments 19 February 2016

Is it really that hard Auckland Transport ? Too often we hear residents complaining of speeding traffic between Piha Hill and the Karekare turnoff ?   I dread the day a car vs person happens. So I checked it out. Auckland Transport has put a ‘people walking’ sign up.   Photo bottom left:  The only sign it’s a 50km zone is its […]

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Skating Piha

Piha Opinion

If you want something – say so now

1 Comment 17 February 2016

If you want something – say so now ! Do you want skateboard facilities for our community ?   Maybe some space for a community garden / allotments? All Local Boards are reviewing their 2016/17 budget.   If you want something, Piha, then now is the time to say it.       What Waitakere […]

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