Tag archive for "environmental"

The Gap Piha

Environment, Local News

‘The Gap’ – Have your say !

1 Comment 11 December 2016

Feedback wanted on ‘The Gap’ proposal Have your say – it’s important A poorly advertised ‘feedback session’ was held in the Old School House in Piha yesterday on the proposed plans for The Gap land recently purchased from Piha’s Beyers Family. There are a number of issues on the table and the following are just […]

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Safe Swim

Environment, Local News

Water Quality Results : November ’16

1 Comment 08 December 2016

Lagoon Water Quality Results High-risk locations At some locations Auckland Council have identified ongoing water quality issues. We do not recommend swimming or recreational water activities on the West: Piha Lagoon North Piha Lagoon Te Henga (Bethells) Lagoons Laingholm Beach Wood Bay These are the results of Te Henga, Piha and North Piha permanent ‘warning’ sites Week […]

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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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Matuku Link

Environment, Local News, What's Happening

Matuku Link – joining the dots

No Comments 07 September 2016

The Matuku Link Closing the gap – Linking untouched kauri forest, a river valley, wetlands and the sea. Over 90% of New Zealand’s wetlands have been drained or filled in. This beautiful piece of land represents the last large forested block in Auckland’s Bethell’s valley and is home to many rare wetland species. Have a […]

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NZ Geographic is onto it

No Comments 29 July 2016

NZ predator free by 2050! The NEWS of the week from government and NZGEO are onto it immediately ! Within a few days the NZ Geographic has collated this resource – it’s just brilliant. Predator free Aotearoa – A guide A few words from my friend and mentor Chris Ferkins – Biodiversity “It would be […]

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PAUP Auckland Unitary Plan

Local News

PAUP: enabling of people and communities

2 Comments 27 July 2016

Auckland Unitary Plan – Recommendations Independent Panel listens to the people I was there till the end AND I was listened to.  Submissions to the Unitary Plan – All I wanted was for the Panel to acknowledge PEOPLE live in communities in the Ranges AND we love our environment. I submitted to the ‘Proposed Unitary […]

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Local News

What is the truth – Up or down?

No Comments 19 July 2016

Auckland Council Chief Executive replies Has Auckland Council decreased funding for KDP?  (Kauri Dieback Programme) A group called ‘Waitakere Combined Residents and Ratepayers Assn Group meets bi-monthly. They recently wrote to Auckland’s Chief Executive Stephen Town, left,  about the ‘cut’ in Kauri Dieback.   For your interest, or not, here is their letter and Stephen Town’s […]

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Lagoon pollution

Local News, Piha Opinion

Did you receive one of these?

No Comments 01 July 2016

Not all Piha or Karekare received this A ‘Love your Lagoons’ brochure with a fridge magnet ‘Handy Wastewater Tips’ Financial restraints, I am told, meant only households in the ‘Lagoon catchment’ areas received one of these.  Silly, in my opinion, as all our water ends up in the ocean somehow. Handy Wastewater Tips: ensure your […]

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Wetland area dug up

Environment, Local News

Storm water in Piha – Wetlands

1 Comment 22 June 2016

Bad timing between Council departments ? Piha folk are upset after ‘wetland planting’ in Piha Domain dug up The following was posted on Piha Community Facebook page “Gutted to see what left of our planting , done 2 weeks ago, after Fulton Hogan put a drain through. Why didn’t someone in Council works communicate with […]

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climbing asparagus

Environment, Piha Opinion

This really makes my blood boil !

2 Comments 20 June 2016

Can’t we stretch our $$$ a bit further ? We can spray Climbing asparagus but not Cape ivy ! This morning I was having a cuppa with a friend when he pointed out two guys with spray packs heading down Beach Valley Road.   Thinking of our naturally propagating Nobbly club rush and all the times […]

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Love your place EcoMatters

Environment, Local News, What's Happening

You’re invited : Love your place

No Comments 16 June 2016

All Karekare and Piha people are invited Love Your Place : An afternoon get-together Sunday 26 June 2-4.30PM  Piha Hall , 2 North Piha Road Theme: Water Share ideas Food and stories Truffle making & tasty treats Local poetry and story telling and for the KIDS: Eco art clay sculptures & box making     Theme […]

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Very Dangerous

Environment, Local News

C’mon Auckland Transport – unsafe for all

No Comments 14 June 2016

This accident happened on May 7th How long, Auckland Transport, before it’s fixed? From May 7th to June 14th this pedestrian path has slowly eroded so  that now it’s too dangerous for pedestrians to walk past. 9/5/16 From AT: “Dear Bobbie,  Thank you for contacting Auckland Transport regarding the saftey fence on the corner of Beach […]

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