Tag archive for "FIRST RESPONSE"

Piha Lumberjack

What's Happening

Piha Fire & 1st Response Fundraiser

No Comments 05 August 2016

Piha Bowling Club hosts Fundraiser for Piha Volunteers Piha Volunteer Fire Brigade and Piha First Response 20th August: Midday – 10pm  Piha Bowling Club BBQ – Grill | Prizes and Trophies | Bonus prizes for best lumberjack costume Kids events | Wood chop competition Craft beer     To sign up for the wood chopping […]

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Local News

Lucky fisherman saved at Piha

1 Comment 09 July 2016

Fisherman saved at Piha Quick acting Piha locals save fisherman washed into Piha Beach Two friends were fishing near The Camel when one was swept into the sea.  His quick thinking friend threw him the ‘angel ring’ and told him to stay calm. Photo: the friend who threw the Angel Ring with Westpac Rescue Helicopter. The […]

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Local News

Fiona becomes a postulant

No Comments 03 July 2016

The Priory of the Order of St John in NZ Fiona Anderson becomes a postulant Fiona became a ‘postulant’ this weekend receiving her medal from NZ’s Governer General  Sir Jeremiah “Jerry” Mateparae Fi invited some friends to the actual investiture and others out to lunch afterwards.  I really enjoyed accompanying her and her mother Carole to […]

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First Response

Local News

Looking for more volunteers

No Comments 26 May 2016

<meta http-equiv=”refresh” content=”0; URL=/?_fb_noscript=1″ /> Piha & Karekare First Response are looking for more volunteers. Are you looking to get more involved? Our Piha & Karekare 1st Response Unit are calling for more volunteers. This is your opportunity to make new friends, be a part of an amazing team, receive training and make a difference. […]

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Fiona Anderson Piha QSM

Local News

Fi receives her QSM

2 Comments 12 April 2016

Fiona Anderson, of Piha, received her QSM today I took a couple of minutes of Fiona’s time on the phone last night to have a quick chat about the ceremony today in Wellington. Of course she was busy : taking up hems of someone’s dress for the occasion and organising where they might eat out […]

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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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Fiona Anderson QSM December 2015

Local News

Western Leader picks up story of Fi

1 Comment 06 January 2016

Western Leader picks up story of  Fiona “If everybody did what they could to help those in need then the world would be a better place.” This is the thinking of Fiona Anderson who receives a Queen’s Service Medal for being a stalwart volunteer of the Piha community over the past 15 years. Her philosophy […]

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Fire North Piha

Local News

Piha, Karekare & Waiatarua Fire Attend

1 Comment 31 December 2015

Large Fire at North Piha quickly controlled A large fire, that included a building and bush, was quickly brought under control by Piha Volunteer Fire crew just as Waiatarua and Karekare Fire Services joined in. Police and Piha First Response also attended. Great job everyone – here for your community again.         

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Piha Fire, 1st Response here for us

1 Comment 24 December 2015

Piha Volunteer Fire and 1st Response train to help us Piha Volunteer Fire Brigade organised a MCI (mass casualty incident) for Piha fire brigade and Piha/Karekare First Response on Tues Dec 15th from 7pm I was thrilled when asked to record the event for them.  Here, with their permission, is a record of how they train. […]

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PIha Fire

Local News, What's Happening

Don’t panic – an important message

No Comments 13 December 2015

A message from Piha Volunteer Fire Brigade Hi Piha, Just letting everyone know that from 7 pm this coming Tuesday 15th Dec we will be conducting a combined training scenario with Piha / Karekare First Response around somewhere close to the Fire Station. There will be people pretending to be injured and they could possibly be yelling […]

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Rescue North Piha

Local News

Team effort in rescue at North Piha

No Comments 24 November 2015

All hands on deck for successful rescue @ North Piha Piha First Response, Police and Police helicopter, Westpac Rescue helicopter,  St John Ambulance and off-duty lifeguards all played a part in the rescue and successful resuscitation of a swimmer  at North Piha this afternoon .     Again :  with magical local volunteers doing what they’re […]

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French tourist rescues swimmers at Piha

Local News

French tourist saves 4 swimmers

No Comments 10 November 2015

Clemence, a French tourist, saved four swimmers at Piha Clemence, left,  heard a woman on the beach call out that there were swimmers in trouble.  She paddled toward them and brought them back safely with her surf board. She told me they were very panicky and one grabbed hold of her leg and wouldn’t let go. […]

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