Tag archive for "talking points"

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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PAUP Auckland Unitary Plan

Local News

PAUP: enabling of people and communities

2 Comments 27 July 2016

Auckland Unitary Plan – Recommendations Independent Panel listens to the people I was there till the end AND I was listened to.  Submissions to the Unitary Plan – All I wanted was for the Panel to acknowledge PEOPLE live in communities in the Ranges AND we love our environment. I submitted to the ‘Proposed Unitary […]

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Local News

What is the truth – Up or down?

No Comments 19 July 2016

Auckland Council Chief Executive replies Has Auckland Council decreased funding for KDP?  (Kauri Dieback Programme) A group called ‘Waitakere Combined Residents and Ratepayers Assn Group meets bi-monthly. They recently wrote to Auckland’s Chief Executive Stephen Town, left,  about the ‘cut’ in Kauri Dieback.   For your interest, or not, here is their letter and Stephen Town’s […]

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Lagoon pollution report

Environment, Local News

Lagoons report published

No Comments 14 June 2016

Auckland West Coast Lagoons: Sources of Faecal Contamination From: Catchments & Incentives | Environmental Services | Infrastructure & Environmental Services Executive summary The west coast beaches at Karekare, Piha, North Piha and Te Henga (Bethells) have excellent water quality based on long-term monitoring information; however, the lagoons at these locations have poor water quality. The […]

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Local News

Now we know it is 50k

3 Comments 08 June 2016

Auckland Transport has installed 50k signs It’s taken a long time but Auckland Transport finally comes to the party. Up until very recently the only sign of the 50k speed limit was that ‘decal’ on the road. After heaps of lobbying AT has finally put up a legal 50k sign so everyone knows that is the […]

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Piha Community News

Local News

Looking for a new Editor

No Comments 24 May 2016

Piha Community News is looking for a new Editor Tasha has decided it is time to hand over the reins to a new editor. This is a voluntary position responsible for producing four editions a year – Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter by compiling stories and advertising.  This Piha quarterly is operated by the Piha Community Centre […]

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Raw sewage in Piha

Environment, Local News

Council: get your house in order

9 Comments 17 April 2016

Pollution in Piha It’s time Auckland Council looked seriously at their own assets I’ve worked with and supported Council and EcoMatters in their education/efforts to cut the pollution in the Piha Lagoons over the last year or so.  I am getting very frustrated with the performance of their own (sewage) assets. I spotted two ‘Poo Trucks’ […]

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Daylight saving ends

Local News, What's Happening

Daylight saving & Tsunami sirens

No Comments 01 April 2016

Daylight Saving ends and Tsunami Siren tested Daylight Saving ends this Sunday 3rd Fall back : 3am becomes 2am this Sunday 3rd of April –     As usual all tsunami sirens are tested at the start and end of daylight saving. Midday Sunday 3rd they’ll go off.   Time to review your household strategy […]

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April Fool

Piha Opinion

10+ years doesn’t keep you safe !

No Comments 01 April 2016

Saddest day for Fiona, Michelle and Piha April Fool !!!  You’re a good sport Fi.         Manager of Piha Camp,  1st Responder,  etc just became too complacent after  10 years 3 months and 10 days.   Michelle, distraught, sent me this photo. Maybe that QSM was too much for her ?

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Piha Domain Camp

Local News

Not welcome @ Piha Camp

11 Comments 23 March 2016

Piha Domain Camp reject Wicked Camper Van The Piha Domain Camp advertises: “We are a Camp for families and the mature Camper offering a safe environment for children to roam and experience freedom not known in suburban lifestyles. We have 4 Beach Huts, hot showers, kitchen and laundry facilities. No Party Groups.“ Fiona refused to […]

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Piha Road

Local News, Piha Opinion

A reminder of what?

1 Comment 07 March 2016

Auckland Transport say “it’s a reminder” “The 50km roundel on the road is a reminder for people to slow down… and hence no signs” Okay AT but I took a drive from Lion Rock Corner to this ‘reminder’ looking for a speed indication sign.   Below: Leaving Lion Rock corner near the entrance to Piha Domain. No 50km […]

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Harvey wedding Karekare

Local News

Paris comes to Karekare to wed

1 Comment 29 February 2016

Ms Claris Harvey weds Mr Nathan Price Bob and Barbara Harvey’s daughter,  Claris,  returned from Paris with her fiance Nathan Price to wed in ‘The Pohutukawa Grove’ in Karekare. Left: Barbara was the celebrant at her daughter’s wedding on February 12th.       Claris is a TV Producer and Nathan a TV Director in Paris. Left: […]

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