Tag archive for "NEWS"

50km speed

Local News

Auckland Transport onto it

2 Comments 17 March 2016

Auckland Transport are responding to safety requests I have had dialogue with Auckland Transport (AT) about 3 safety issues in or around Piha. Auckland Transport now advise:    50 km/h sign need at top of Piha Hill The 50km/h signage when exiting Piha close the top of the hill has been assigned to the contractors for […]

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Harry Turbott

Local News

Renowned landscape architect Harry Turbott passes

No Comments 04 March 2016

Landscape architect Harry Turbott has died. A message from Bob Harvey – Karekare “Dear all. I am sorry to report this morning at 5 30 am the renowned Landscape architect Harry Turbott Harry died .  He will be greatly missed. The Community of Karekare has loss a friend and protector of the environment. A service will […]

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Money stress

Environment, Local News

Auckland Council may finance upgrade

2 Comments 22 January 2016

Auckland Council may finance upgrade to your septic system Do you know if your septic system is working properly ?  Are you stressing at the cost of upgrading?   Wait – there may be finance help, repaid through your rates, on the way.   Now that’ll help for sure. Extracts from Council Minutes Item 12 […]

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Surf break study

Environment, Local News

Government funding surf protection

No Comments 08 January 2016

Surf study to track top breaks “A gadget only a little more high-tech than your average waterproof watch will play a key role in a study assessing New Zealand’s best surf breaks. Left: Top NZ surfer Maz Quinn at Piha. Photo / Brett Phibbs In a three-year-long, Government-funded project, researchers from Raglan firm eCoast Marine […]

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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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Fiona Anderson QSM Oct 2014

Local News

The epitome of a good woman – QSM for Fi

No Comments 01 January 2016

Queens Service Medal (QSM) to Fiona Anderson of Piha Also affectionately called ‘Camp Mother’, Fi has been recognised for her  ‘giving’ to the Piha Community and further afield. I’m proud to say I’ve been a friend of Fi’s since she took over the lease of the Piha Domain Camp.  One of our favourite sayings is […]

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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

Local News

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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Myrtle Rust

Environment, Local News

Bio-security alert. Eyes wide open

No Comments 23 December 2015

Myrtle rust  – could arrive via wind from Oz The kids can help out with this while they’re playing outside.  Maybe a reward if they see it ??? A strong, blustery westerly wind could blow a new significant pest over the Tasman Sea and infect our native Myrtaceae species (Pohutukaw).   Please help us get ready! Myrtle […]

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Piha Library Book Fair

Local News, What's Happening

Book Fair time again in Piha

No Comments 08 December 2015

Piha Community Library 2016 Book Fair Piha has a number of annual events that we’d miss so much if they stopped.  The Piha Community Library Annual Book Fair is one of them. 30th January 10 – 2pm New and 2nd hand books DVDs Magazines Sausage sizzle Facepainting Raffle – fabulous prizes If you can help […]

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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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HaveYourSaya

Local News, What's Happening

Road Corridor Design Guidelines – Have your say

No Comments 29 October 2015

Waitakere Ranges Heritage Area – Design Guidelines I’m trying to find out how/where we give feedback but in the meantime : Waitakere Ranges Heritage Area Transport Guidelines is a document produced for our area, it includes 10 principles for Transport work in the ranges including guidelines on information on treatment of  verges, signs, safety barriers, cyclists, […]

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