Tim Shadbolt and Pita Turei

Local News, What's Happening

An afternoon with Pita and Tim

0 Comments 03 July 2016

How the West was Won Tim Shadbolt, Pita Turei, Local Kapahaka and Dam Native afternoon in Piha This event was sold out before it even started and I’m not surprised.  The Piha Bowler was packed and people were standing outside.   Thanks heaps to Sooz Fougere Hardie for arranging this wonderful afternoon with Tim Shadbolt […]

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Fiona020716ear

Local News

Fiona becomes a postulant

0 Comments 03 July 2016

The Priory of the Order of St John in NZ Fiona Anderson becomes a postulant Fiona became a ‘postulant’ this weekend receiving her medal from NZ’s Governer General  Sir Jeremiah “Jerry” Mateparae Fi invited some friends to the actual investiture and others out to lunch afterwards.  I really enjoyed accompanying her and her mother Carole to […]

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Lagoon pollution

Local News, Piha Opinion

Did you receive one of these?

0 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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Welcome Pack Heritage Area

Environment, Local News

What would you like ‘Welcome Pack’?

0 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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Julia Marin Piha

Local News, What's Happening

Junk to Jewellery in Piha

0 Comments 29 June 2016

Piha Workshops with Julia Marin Workshop for Adults and one for kiddies Adults Workshop: Saturday 16th July 10 – 1pm $20 Kids (7 – 12yrs)  Workshop: Sunday 17th July 10 – 1pm $10 The Old School House behind the Gallery Book your space at West Coast Gallery  

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Vote Local Elections

Local News, What's Happening

2016 Local Elections : Get ready

1 Comment 27 June 2016

Get ready to vote in the 2016 Local Elections Councils, Local Boards, District Health Boards elections will be held later this year. Are you aware that if you own a property in Piha or Karekare or Anawhata etc and in the city that you can vote for two Local Boards? You only get ONE vote […]

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SAR award Duncan Clarke

Local News

Rescue of the Year includes Piha’s Duncan

2 Comments 26 June 2016

Surf Life Saving Northern Region’s rescue-of-the-year Five, including Piha’s Duncan Clarke and United North Piha’s Simone Hollier and Leilani Fuemana from United North Piha, awarded ‘Rescue of the Year’ Lifeguards honoured for rescue of woman at Piha Jack won the Surf Life Saving Northern Region’s rescue-of-the-year award at the organisation’s annual awards last night. The […]

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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

0 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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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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Red Cross Civil Defence

Local News

Change your Civil Defence app

0 Comments 15 June 2016

Auckland Council are advising app change Aucklanders advised to change Civil Defence app. &lt;iframe src=”//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-TPM76C” height=”0″ width=”0″ style=”display: none; visibility: hidden”></iframe> Auckland residents are being advised to change their current civil defence phone alert system to a new national Red Cross hazard app. “We’re changing to a national platform for civil defence alerts and we’d […]

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