Environment, Local News

Piha kids very upset

4 Comments 11 October 2014

Upset Piha kiddies

Upset Piha kiddies

The people of Piha have waited years for work to be done on their sports field and none more than the kids.

The Council decided they would use all the dirt excavated from the new ablutions to put the water tanks underground and so they could use that to level the field etc.

The Council, with financial restraints, promised the following:


  • the contractors are starting today on the field upgrade
  • we will be getting a suitable pitch for competitive junior games, they are putting the soil through a  machine to take out stones
  • the contractor will use a “hole borer” which will aerate the ground and we may not need drainage,  if this does not work next year it will be looked at
  • the pitch will be maintained by the council
  • we are hoping to get a combination rugby and soccer post senior set up
  • there will be spraying for onehunga weed etc
  • we are not going to have any extra signage such as no horses no dogs but will see how it goes,  I have offered to contact the horse owners to see if they can stay off the pitch
  • if a roller is available we will try to roll out the middle strip so a cricket pitch can be mowed ( we hope to borrow from the bowling club and have local matches)
  • the pitch will be lined so games can be played
  • the council has some junior goal posted which Matt said we would be able to use within the  larger ones  ( it was not discussed where to store these but we will find a place if need be)
  • I will advise the local media that this is happening over the next two weeks
  • the first game will be local kids versus council and community board!

Photos below:  Some of the dangerous stuff the kids found, while playing in bare-feet this morning.  Next: One of the sports coaches, Duncan Clarke watching and lastly two very disappointed Piha kids.

Read more about The Piha Domain sports field 

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Your Comments

4 Comments so far

  1. Sue says:

    Very disappointing.

  2. zippy says:

    From the photos it looks like about a kilo or less of rubbish and construction debris extracted from a couple of tons of dirt dumped on the field and levelled. Is that really the horror show people are whinging about?

  3. Sooz says:

    That pile was within a small radius of the kids. Everywhere you looked there were broken tiles, glass, rocks, broken sewer pipes even. Disgusting.

  4. Sue says:

    Especially when the sand/soil was sieved through a machine, that was not meant to let any debris greater than 20mm thru it. Plus it was on a sportsfield. . . . Not on an area of grasslands that is never used.

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