No Spray

Environment, Local News, What's Happening

Notice of intention to spray

No Comments 04 February 2016

February 2016: Notice of intention to undertake vegetation control Left: Beach Valley Road – do not spray, these are all natives AT contractors will be carrying out vegetation control activities using approved herbicides and mechanical/noxious weed control measures on streets in the Western Road Corridor during February. This area covers local board areas for Whau, […]

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Love our Lagoons Piha

Environment, Local News, What's Happening

Love our Lagoons – Event 8th Feb

1 Comment 02 February 2016

Auckland Council’s Environmental Services Unit coming to Piha Love our Lagoons – 8th Feb ’15  9.30 -3.00 pm at Piha Domain Pack a picnic, slap on some sunblock and get ready to find out everything you need to know about Piha’s lagoon and stream.   The event schedule is: 9.30 – Event Starts & Registration […]

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Money stress

Environment, Local News

Auckland Council may finance upgrade

2 Comments 22 January 2016

Auckland Council may finance upgrade to your septic system Do you know if your septic system is working properly ?  Are you stressing at the cost of upgrading?   Wait – there may be finance help, repaid through your rates, on the way.   Now that’ll help for sure. Extracts from Council Minutes Item 12 […]

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Gahnia setifolia

Environment

Wonder what this stunner is?

2 Comments 22 January 2016

It’s my absolute all time favourite NZ Native Gahnia xanthocarpa Drive along  Piha Road at the moment and it would be hard to miss the  beautiful brown plumes you see everywhere – Gahnia xanthocarpa.       Stop and grab a few seeds and throw them on your property, semi shade, and take a chance they’ll grow. […]

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The Gap Piha

Environment, What's Happening

The Gap – a guided walk

No Comments 15 January 2016

The Gap – Past Present and Future Guided Walk 17th April 2016 On Sunday 17 April, Piha CoastCare will host a walking trip, with a dash of history and ecology,  to the recently acquired Regional Parkland at The Gap and the Tennis Courts. Learn more about the history and unique ecology of this spectacular coastline.  Contribute […]

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Piha Beach

Environment, Piha Opinion

Imagine if it was Taylor Swift ???

3 Comments 12 January 2016

Now we get an idea of what Navara are up to Taylor Swift got into heaps of controversy at Bethells. So will Nissan Navara?   “Proud sponsor of Piha Surf Life Saving and this weather ONE update”  every evening on TV ONE. Look what they have done to Piha Beach.   Click on this photo, […]

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Surf break study

Environment, Local News

Government funding surf protection

No Comments 08 January 2016

Surf study to track top breaks “A gadget only a little more high-tech than your average waterproof watch will play a key role in a study assessing New Zealand’s best surf breaks. Left: Top NZ surfer Maz Quinn at Piha. Photo / Brett Phibbs In a three-year-long, Government-funded project, researchers from Raglan firm eCoast Marine […]

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climbing asparagus

Environment

What is that magenta ?

2 Comments 04 January 2016

What is that magenta on Beach Valley Road? You can’t be too safe when putting poisons into our environment. Walk down Beach Valley Road and you’ll notice there are patches of bright magenta.  I have dug out many a tuber root over the years but am not keeping up so it’s time to poison – not […]

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Myrtle Rust

Environment, Local News

Bio-security alert. Eyes wide open

No Comments 23 December 2015

Myrtle rust  – could arrive via wind from Oz The kids can help out with this while they’re playing outside.  Maybe a reward if they see it ??? A strong, blustery westerly wind could blow a new significant pest over the Tasman Sea and infect our native Myrtaceae species (Pohutukaw).   Please help us get ready! Myrtle […]

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Hydrangea

Environment

Hydrangea a Pest in Waitakere ?

5 Comments 18 December 2015

Should Hydrangea be a pest in Waitakere? The Waitakere Ranges Local Board  believes that Hydrangea should be considered for inclusion in the Regional Pest Management Plan as a pest plant in the Waitakere Ranges area.

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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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Weeds

Environment, What's Happening

Tell them the way it is !

No Comments 23 November 2015

Auckland Council wants to know your worst weeds & pests This consultation closes at 4pm on Friday 27 November 2015.  Council will consider all the comments received in preparing a new regional pest management plan.  All the pest management programmes in the new plan will be subject to the cost benefit analysis required by the Biosecurity […]

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