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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Petition in Piha

Environment, Piha Opinion

You should read before signing !

5 Comments 12 February 2016

I was offered a petition to sign last Monday Last Monday while at the ‘Love our Lagoons’ event I was approached by a member of the Piha Ratepayers & Residents group to sign a petition entitled ‘Save our unique Lagoon – Soul’. Of course I’d like to sign that but first I asked for the […]

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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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Piha Library

Local News, Piha Opinion

Janet Clews responds re Library

3 Comments 26 January 2016

Janet Clews has also responded re Piha Library Sir Bob Harvey responded re “Piha Library”.   Now Janet Clews is responding with her recall of the History of Piha Library. New members of Piha’s Ratepayers and Residents and their Committee would do well to keep their minds open and delve more into the history and not the […]

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Democracy

Piha Opinion

Closer look at Piha R & R . . .

6 Comments 20 January 2016

The Piha Ratepayers & Residents AGM I attended the recent Piha Ratepayers & Residents AGM, as everyone is entitled to, without being a member. I was not intending to write about it but Bob Harvey’s recent article has prompted me to write about the number of people who attended the Piha R&R AGM.   Firstly […]

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Piha LIbrary

Local News, Piha Opinion

Sir Bob Harvey responds re Library

4 Comments 20 January 2016

Sir Bob Harvey responds re Piha Library On 19th of December Village Voice published a letter from Yvonne Dufaur regarding ‘Who Built the Piha Community Library”.   Now Sir Bob Harvey, former Waitakere City Mayor, responds. “I am so proud of Yvonne Dufaur and her courage in speaking out after almost a decade of stress […]

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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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Piha Beach Milk Track

Local News, Piha Opinion

Bullying and hypocrisy

5 Comments 22 December 2015

The bullying of some people astounds me Representing the people’s needs  –  I don’t think so ! No !   they have now installed a pole to stop any wheeled  access other than bikes It started, I suppose, with the Beach Valley Road Project (BVR Project).  The Piha Ratepayers & Residents, mainly Helen Pearce and Monique […]

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Piha News

Local News, Piha Opinion

Provoked into countering claim

No Comments 19 December 2015

Contention over ‘Who built the Piha Community Library’ To The Editor Village Voice “The astonishing statement about the library building, made by the Piha R & R in the last issue of the Piha News that  – ‘’This building was built by the Piha R and R Association in 1999’ – has finally provoked me into […]

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Titirangi Ratepayers and Residents Appeal

Piha Opinion

A name change changes nothing

2 Comments 30 November 2015

A name change changes nothing . . . . Today the rumour that Greg Presland, Waitakere Ranges Local Board, was intending to stand for Council in the 2016 election was confirmed. I’d like a matter tidied up before the election :  The accounts for the old Titirangi Ratepayers & Residents Assn Inc, now Titirangi Residents […]

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Cats in Waitakere

Environment, Piha Opinion

Let’s talk about cats . . . .

7 Comments 13 November 2015

Could your current cat be your last one ? Let’s start  a conversation about domestic cats in the Waitakere Ranges. I’ve always had cats and I love them.   They’re easy pets.  Go away on holidays and it’s not a biggie to get them fed.  They are forgiving friends, great companions and have a great furry […]

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walking around Piha

Local News, Piha Opinion

Stop taking our parking !

No Comments 09 November 2015

Stop taking car parks ! “Due to the existing planting at this location, pedestrians experience difficulty walking through this grass area.” Left: Easy pedestrian access prior to the recent planting.  Remove the plants that are hindering the pedestrians, clear the weeds and leave the parking alone !!! If  Huw Hill-Male, of Parks West, or the […]

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