Tag archive for "CoastCare"


Environment, Local News, What's Happening

The Gap – have your say

No Comments 07 December 2016

‘The Gap’ Draft Concept Plan Waitakere Ranges Regional Park When: 10th December Where:  Old School House (behind West Coast Gallery) Time: 10am – 2pm NOTE: Online feedback available online from 10th December

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Education Land Piha

Local News, What's Happening

Will Auckland Council purchase Edu Land?

No Comments 17 July 2016

Education Land in Piha Acquisition of public open space – Piha AC’s Parks, Recreation & Sports Committee meet this Wednesday July 20th and will decide whether to purchase the ‘Education Land’ in Piha behind the Art Gallery. There are three ‘groups’ in Piha interested in using the land The West Coast Art Gallery – use […]

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Piha precinct

Environment, Local News, What's Happening

A passive recreation area in Piha

No Comments 24 May 2016

Providing a passive recreation area in Piha Plus an off-road short-cut walk between the Art Gallery and Glen Esk Road There has been talk over the years of having ‘short cuts’ to get around Piha and especially to keep kids safe from road traffic.  Here is one . . . . “The aim is to […]

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skating in Piha

Piha Opinion

Has the focus been lost ?

No Comments 21 May 2016

“A skateboard facility and a cycle way for the kids” So why is the focus now on buying the ‘Educational Land’? Left:  submissions to the Local Board in Sep ’14.  ‘The Piha Kids Charitable Trust‘ has asked the Local Board to include an upgrade to the sports field area of the Piha Domain,  a skateboard facility […]

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Not about us without us

Piha Opinion

No closed meetings Piha R&R

2 Comments 20 May 2016

Why would Piha R&R want a closed meeting ? From the Piha Ratepayers and Residents Minutes 5/2/16 “Community hui. A closed meeting for chairs and deputy chairs of Piha’s wide number of organisations to discuss issues of mutual concern and interest, with a view to collaboration where appropriate.“ I can’t understand why the Library Trust […]

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Local News

Education Land: transparency

No Comments 26 April 2016

Piha Community Wetland Project – January 2016 A proposal for partnering between Piha community groups and the Auckland Council   Piha wetland meeting, 11/01/2016 at Barnett Hall, North Piha Present: Waitakere Ranges Local Board: Sandra Coney (Chair), Steve Tollestrup Piha Kids Charitable Trust: Stu Leighton, Johnny Stokes West Coast Gallery: Andy Mardell Piha Coastcare: Dave Bryant, […]

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Not about us without us

Local News, Piha Opinion

Not about us without us

No Comments 14 April 2016

New signage for Piha and North Piha beaches The Local Board have consulted with regard to new signage at Piha The consultation was with United North Piha, Piha SLSC, Piha Ratepayers & Residents (not on their website !), Piha CoastCare, Protect Piha Heritage and Waitakere Ranges Protection Society. The new signs are being erected regardless […]

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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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Environment, What's Happening

Stop the Dunes rising and save $$$

No Comments 03 October 2015

Stop the dunes rising and save $$$ Let’s help CoastCare plant to catch the sand low. Left: See how the spinifex is catching the sand and keeping front dune low? From CoastCare:  “Council has offered us some plants that would otherwise have gone to waste, so we are putting them into the area north of […]

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Environment, Piha Opinion

Waste of our rates

No Comments 22 September 2015

This will cost the ratepayers a fortune We all know Piha Beach’s height is rising. This used to cost ratepayers up to $60,000 a year and looks like it will again.     Below:  Piha SLSC’s emergency vehicle entrance to Piha Beach and their patrol lookout is smothered in sand.    Left: Look at this picture taken […]

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Environment, Local News

That was great – thanks

No Comments 27 July 2015

Piha CoastCare hosted wetlands workshop It was a great group of around 25 that met in the Piha Library for a ‘Wetlands Workshop’, hosted by Piha CoastCare, with  ecologist Shona Myers and Piha’s Jeff McCauley.       We were treated to a wonderful talk by Shona looking at the ‘bigger picture’ following by Jeff McCauley who is superb […]

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Environment, What's Happening

What is a ‘Wetland’ ?

No Comments 15 July 2015

Wetlands Workshop 1pm 26th July We will discover what conditions are needed for a healthy wetland, why wetlands matter and have the opportunity to explore local wetland areas with experienced freshwater ecologist Shona Myers (left) All are welcome to attend this fascinating free workshop, however registration is required. 1 – 4:30 on 26th July ’15 @ Piha Comunity Library. Register […]

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