Tag archive for "Piha COASTCARE"



The Kiwi bach is sinking

No Comments 02 December 2014

The Kiwi bach is a sinking ship and taxpayers should not pay to bail you out The Kiwi bach is a sinking ship and taxpayers should not pay to bail you out says the Morgan Foundation’s Geoff Simmons A new report from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE) Jan Wright highlights the perilous status of our […]

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Lamprey in Piha

Environment, Local News

Scientists make a rare find in Piha

No Comments 15 November 2014

Scientists make rare find in Auckland streams NIWA and Auckland Council freshwater scientists using fish pheromone samplers have made a rare discovery in two Auckland streams. Freshwater fish scientist Dr Cindy Baker and environmental chemist Dr Mike Stewart, both from NIWA, developed a pheromone sampler that detects the presence of lamprey (kanakana/piharau) in freshwater, an important […]

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Local News, What's Happening

I’m not sure whether to laugh or cry

No Comments 06 November 2014

The Waitakere Ranges Local Board ‘micro-managers’ want you to volunteer. They treat volunteers with disdain so that most have retreated to their lives. Any paid work Council gets done in Piha is given to people outside of our area.  (Local jobs for locals – yea right!) Now they want  you to turn up and do  work – […]

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Environment, Local News

Wekatahi and Marawhara Steams

No Comments 06 November 2014

The Wekatahi and Marawhara Steams have joined again. In March 2013 the Waitakere Ranges Local Board agreed to put trigger points in place that monitor the need to retrain the Wekatahi and Marawhara Streams.  The trigger points were determined by Auckland Council Coastal Management Services and Local & Sports Parks West, and allow for short-term […]

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Environment, Local News, Piha Opinion

Thumps Up & Thumbs Down

No Comments 24 October 2014

Contractors were in Piha today doing a tidy up I think it’s time there was a coordinated approach to  Piha Beach maintenance. Why could this sand not be put back onto the beach instead of on top of the weeds and spinifex? No way could anyone criticise the contractors – I’m sure they’re just following […]

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Accretion Piha Beach

Environment, Local News

They warned it was coming

2 Comments 20 October 2014

I climbed Lion Rock today to photograph Piha Beach and North Piha Beach. Tonnes and tonnes of sand is still arriving on our two beaches from down south.   They have been monitoring it for a few years now and the photographic evidence is there.. Left is one of the photos I took of the […]

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Ocean is stronger than sand

Environment, Piha Opinion

Ocean stronger than sand

No Comments 17 October 2014

The ocean is stronger than sand. The ocean will go where the ocean wishes to go and there is not a lot that will stop it. So for those that still think planting spinifex or pingao changes the behaviour of the sea this photo is a reminder that the ocean rules. Photo taken July 2011 […]

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Saffron Toms at NZ Dunes Trust Conference 2014


‘Way out West’ – report by Saffron Toms

1 Comment 08 October 2014

Saffron Toms – Waitakere Ranges Local Board member attended the NZ Dunes Restoration Trust of NZ Conference in February this year.  Here is her report which is on the WRLB Agenda for 9th October 2014 Meeting. Report on the Annual Conference of the Dunes Restoration Trust, 2014, “Way out West”, hosted in Taranaki “In March, 2014 […]

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