Tag archive for "Piha Volunteer Fire"

Piha Lumberjack

What's Happening

Piha Fire & 1st Response Fundraiser

No Comments 05 August 2016

Piha Bowling Club hosts Fundraiser for Piha Volunteers Piha Volunteer Fire Brigade and Piha First Response 20th August: Midday – 10pm  Piha Bowling Club BBQ – Grill | Prizes and Trophies | Bonus prizes for best lumberjack costume Kids events | Wood chop competition Craft beer     To sign up for the wood chopping […]

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Karekare Fire

Local News

House fire on Karekare Road

No Comments 08 April 2016

Nasty house fire on Karekare Road. This was an historic bach: one of the oldest in the  Karekare valley built from sawn mill timber and split logs No residents were home at the time but sadly three dogs perished in the house. Fire crews from Piha, Glen Eden and Henderson were quickly on the scene […]

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Slow down Piha

Piha Opinion

We asked so why not ?

No Comments 17 February 2016

Is it too hard to ask people to slow down ? I remember suggesting “Slow down – you’ve arrived” We recently took a trip up north and one thing that stood out was these speed restriction signs with ‘Please Slow Down’ on them.    Seems most did slow down !   The Piha folk that […]

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Piha Road

Piha Opinion

Off-roading in Piha – Why ?

3 Comments 02 February 2016

Two cars off Piha Rd within days of each other Why, when to the best of my knowledge no vehicles have left Piha Road here before, do two go off  in four days ? I’ve no idea if the drivers had been drinking or speeding.  I’m sure the police will be looking into that.  Is […]

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Firefighter Simon

Local News, What's Happening

Come home safely Simon

No Comments 29 January 2016

Simon is off to help the Aussies fight fires Simon is a Piha resident, ranger, forester and senior volunteer firefighter with Piha Volunteer Fire Service. Most of us will be aware of the huge problems Australia is having controlling their bush fires.  Simon is off to give a hand to the Australian fire service fighting […]

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Piha Volunteer Fire

Local News

Putting their bodies on the line

No Comments 27 January 2016

Piha Volunteer Fire  take on Sky Tower Once again these guys are putting their bodies on the line for a great cause – please sponsor us !  Friday August 5th 2016 The Piha crew are racing up the Sky Tower in full firefighting kit this year to raise vital funds and awareness for Leukemia & Blood […]

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Fire North Piha

Local News

Piha, Karekare & Waiatarua Fire Attend

1 Comment 31 December 2015

Large Fire at North Piha quickly controlled A large fire, that included a building and bush, was quickly brought under control by Piha Volunteer Fire crew just as Waiatarua and Karekare Fire Services joined in. Police and Piha First Response also attended. Great job everyone – here for your community again.         

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Piha

Local News

Piha Fire, 1st Response here for us

1 Comment 24 December 2015

Piha Volunteer Fire and 1st Response train to help us Piha Volunteer Fire Brigade organised a MCI (mass casualty incident) for Piha fire brigade and Piha/Karekare First Response on Tues Dec 15th from 7pm I was thrilled when asked to record the event for them.  Here, with their permission, is a record of how they train. […]

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PIha Fire

Local News, What's Happening

Don’t panic – an important message

No Comments 13 December 2015

A message from Piha Volunteer Fire Brigade Hi Piha, Just letting everyone know that from 7 pm this coming Tuesday 15th Dec we will be conducting a combined training scenario with Piha / Karekare First Response around somewhere close to the Fire Station. There will be people pretending to be injured and they could possibly be yelling […]

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Auckland Fire Restrictions

Environment, Local News

Restricted Fire Season starts

No Comments 01 December 2015

Auckland Council – Restricted Fire Season During the restricted fire season, you need a fire permit to light any fire in the open air. What is allowed? You’re allowed a small cooking fire such as a pizza oven, brazier, outdoor fireplace, hāngi or umu, provided general fire safety rules are met and you don’t cause […]

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Piha Volunteer Fire

Local News

Piha Volunteer Fire Chief’s advice

1 Comment 29 September 2015

Advice re fire risk in times of drought   I asked Ron Gortor, Piha’s Fire Chief, if he would like to give us some advice about fire risk in times of drought.  Ron wrote the following for us:   Rules The rules around clearing vegetation are  set and controlled by council  and lean towards the […]

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Local News, Piha Opinion

Celebrating Piha’s volunteers

No Comments 26 June 2015

National Volunteer Week 2015 Today is the last day of 2015 National Volunteer Week , 21 – 27 June, so I’d love the following from the Piha / Karekare Community to take a bow. In no particular order Piha Volunteer Fire Service Karekare Volunteer Fire Service Piha / Karekare  First Response Piha Community Library Volunteers Piha […]

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