Tag archive for "Plant NATIVES"

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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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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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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Piha precinct

Environment, Local News, What's Happening

A passive recreation area in Piha

No Comments 24 May 2016

Providing a passive recreation area in Piha Plus an off-road short-cut walk between the Art Gallery and Glen Esk Road There has been talk over the years of having ‘short cuts’ to get around Piha and especially to keep kids safe from road traffic.  Here is one . . . . “The aim is to […]

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Environment, Piha Opinion

Stop wasting our money !

No Comments 15 May 2016

Why can’t you get it right ? Waitakere Ranges Local Board : you’re wasting our money again ! Why are you planting these natives in kykuyu? You planted all the wrong plants at your last attempt and now your ‘preparation’  is sadly lacking to nonexistent!   A: Plan and prepare.  B: Plant  C: Maintain A and […]

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Environment, Local News

Winter “seasonal issues”

No Comments 24 April 2016

Your septic system during winter With more concrete, more tropical like rain and lack of storm-water infrastructure among the causes our septic tanks, especially older ones, have their own problems during winter. We have noticed a higher ‘water table’ over the last winter or two and this causes problems with the ‘out flow pipe’, overland water […]

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Duke of Edinburgh

Environment, Local News

It’s an Anzac thing

No Comments 22 April 2016

Respect for Anzac Parade in Piha Beach Valley Road Project tidy up for Anzac Parade 2016 Left: Dan Real planting opposite Piha RSA Oct 2010 as part of the Beach Valley Road Project. It’s become a bit of an annual thing – having a good old weed and tidy up by the Beach Valley Road Project […]

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Piha Village Voice

Environment, Local News, What's Happening

Here’s your opportunity . . . .

No Comments 30 March 2016

Headline:  Lagoons continually polluted You can make a difference – $100 plant voucher thrown in. Many years ago now I attended a WCC series of workshops on ‘Nature in your Neighbourhood’.  The rest is history.      Learn how to restore streambanks and waterways at a Riparian Management Workshop. Anyone from Karekare or Piha that attends this will receive […]

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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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Stream erosion Piha

Environment, Local News, Piha Opinion

Estimated cost is $345,000 !

No Comments 07 March 2016

The problem is erosion behind the Art Gallery The solutions : Solution One: Gabion basket solution. Consent was denied because “the ecological impact of the gabion baskets was too large to gain resource consent.”  Did anyone consider the ‘environmental impact’  before putting it all together and applying for consent? What did that cost us?   Incredibly incompetent  […]

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Gahnia setifolia


Wonder what this stunner is?

2 Comments 22 January 2016

It’s my absolute all time favourite NZ Native Gahnia xanthocarpa Drive along  Piha Road at the moment and it would be hard to miss the  beautiful brown plumes you see everywhere – Gahnia xanthocarpa.       Stop and grab a few seeds and throw them on your property, semi shade, and take a chance they’ll grow. […]

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