Tag archive for "talking points"

Slow down Piha

Piha Opinion

We asked so why not ?

No Comments 17 February 2016

Is it too hard to ask people to slow down ? I remember suggesting “Slow down – you’ve arrived” We recently took a trip up north and one thing that stood out was these speed restriction signs with ‘Please Slow Down’ on them.    Seems most did slow down !   The Piha folk that […]

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Petition in Piha

Environment, Piha Opinion

You should read before signing !

5 Comments 12 February 2016

I was offered a petition to sign last Monday Last Monday while at the ‘Love our Lagoons’ event I was approached by a member of the Piha Ratepayers & Residents group to sign a petition entitled ‘Save our unique Lagoon – Soul’. Of course I’d like to sign that but first I asked for the […]

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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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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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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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Rules of Drones

Local News

Protocol & rules around drones

No Comments 02 January 2016

The rules and protocol of flying ‘drones’ One of the 2015 favourite Christmas gifts, or ‘must haves’ this year but drones they come with a set of rules and protocols. The Auckland Council Public Safety and Nuisance Bylaw 2013 states flyers must not use their UAV “recklessly or in a manner which may intimidate, be […]

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Titirangi Ratepayers and Residents Appeal

Piha Opinion

A name change changes nothing

2 Comments 30 November 2015

A name change changes nothing . . . . Today the rumour that Greg Presland, Waitakere Ranges Local Board, was intending to stand for Council in the 2016 election was confirmed. I’d like a matter tidied up before the election :  The accounts for the old Titirangi Ratepayers & Residents Assn Inc, now Titirangi Residents […]

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Drone surf life saving Karekare

Local News

Surveillance improved by drone

No Comments 25 November 2015

Karekare Surf Lifesaving Club enters the drone zone  “Karekare Surf Lifesaving Club is trialing the use of a surveillance drone to improve rescue response times and help keep people safe in the water. The drone will be used to fly over areas that need to be searched to establish what other resources are needed for […]

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Cats in Waitakere

Environment, Piha Opinion

Let’s talk about cats . . . .

7 Comments 13 November 2015

Could your current cat be your last one ? Let’s start  a conversation about domestic cats in the Waitakere Ranges. I’ve always had cats and I love them.   They’re easy pets.  Go away on holidays and it’s not a biggie to get them fed.  They are forgiving friends, great companions and have a great furry […]

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Piha Opinion

Titirangi R & R – ‘Struck Off’

6 Comments 14 October 2015

Titirangi Ratepayers & Residents struck off Register Left: On the 27th of February 2013 the Titirangi Ratepayers and Residents Association Incorporated was removed from the register of NZ Companies Office and now want to start again. So let’s look at some history: The last accounts  lodged with the Registrar of Incorporated Societies was in November 2010 when […]

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CornwallisFire

Environment, Piha Opinion

Droughts and fire risk

No Comments 28 September 2015

High probability of summer drought I had an email from New Zealand clients of mine, that live in California and own a home in Piha, concerned about this summers fire risk.  Living in California fire is a very real concern. They have asked me to make sure a reasonable distance is between the vegetation on […]

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Democracy

Local News, Piha Opinion

Behind closed doors #2 . . .

22 Comments 18 September 2015

I thought they represented us – I think not ! Do you know these people?    Susie Vincent,  Peter Millington,  Phillipa Gregory, Diana Yukich,  Jean Berry, Ken Cowan,  Kubi Witten-Hannah (Chair), Mels Barton, Valera Koltsov, Jo Quatermass, Greg Presland, Ron Watson, Denise Yates, Sandara Coney, Steve Tollestrup. These people meet every two months to discuss: Plans: Unitary […]

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