Tag archive for "Piha COASTCARE"

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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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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Piha CoastCare walk

Environment, What's Happening

Coastal Walk – White’s Beach

No Comments 07 November 2016

Coastal Walk – White’s Beach and More Piha CoastCare – Ideal for families with children aged about 7 upwards Piha CoastCare’s Spring walk will take place on Sunday November 13th.  We will walk from the Barnett Hall car park, along North Piha Beach and up to Te Waha Point where we will learn about the endangered […]

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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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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

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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Clean streams

Environment, What's Happening

He aha te mea nui? He tangata He tangata He tangata

No Comments 24 March 2016

Piha Stream-side Restoration What is the most important thing?  It is people, it is people, it is people. “We envisage a weed-free, well vegetated stream-side that allows good access for pedestrians wanting a pleasant and safe route to Glen Esk Road and for others who may want to linger, rest, picnic or play alongside a […]

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Piha Lagoon

Environment, Local News

Did You? Didn’t You?

No Comments 12 February 2016

Love our Lagoons event last Monday Auckland Council’s Environmental Services Unit was in Piha last Monday, Public Holiday,  at the Piha Lagoon. Speaking to EcoMatters folk they were pleased with the discussions they had with people but were a little disappointed with the turnout.  So . . . . . Did you attend and if […]

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Environment, Local News

It’s all his fault

No Comments 03 August 2015

Chris Ferkins kicked off the Beach Valley Road Project “People are part of the environment” – Chris reinforced that time and time again. A critically endangered plant  is an article, just published, features a critically endangered plant Chris noticed and identified in Henderson. Back in the days of Waitakere City Council Chris Ferkins initiated three ‘pilot’ community projects. […]

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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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Waitakere Ranges Local Board

Piha Opinion

Governance confusion

6 Comments 28 March 2015

Local Board confused over governance terms Seems to me that maybe the Waitakere Ranges Local Board’s Democracy Advisor and/or Relationship Manager should brief the Board prior to their meetings so that all understand exactly what is or isn’t happening ??? Greg Presland, member of Waitakere Ranges Local Board, was shocked and couldn’t understand why various groups and […]

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Environment, Local News, Piha Opinion

Rochie got it right . . . .

No Comments 14 December 2014

Sand and tide attack stunning coastline The other week I was attending a Piha Ratepayers & Residents committee meeting where again I had to listen to a local surf instructor go on and on and on and on for 25 minutes in open forum about how Jim Dahm doesn’t know this and doesn’t know that […]

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