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Archive for the ‘the place’ Category

Review of Regional Parks Management Plan

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The Auckland Council is reviewing the Regional Parks Management that contains all the visions, policies and rules for the Waitakere Ranges Regional Parkland. Sandra Coney chaired the existing management plan and has prepared this commentary and suggested recommendations for revising the management plan.

Maori names restored to West Coast landmarks

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As part of the Te Kawerau a Maki Claims Settlement Act 2015, the New Zealand Geographic Board has restored the traditional names to parts of the West Coast and wider Waitakere. Three new names have been given and 14 geographic names have been altered, usually by adding the Maori name to existing English names. Most are listed  [ Read More ]

Auckland Transport consults on road design in Heritage Area

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Waitakere Ranges Heritage Area Transport Guidelines Sept15 (no comments … Auckland Transport is consulting on Design Guidelines for roads in the Heritage Area. The message from Auckland Transport is: Good afternoon,  Please review the attached guidance document, to be adopted and adhered to by Auckland Transport (AT) when carrying out road corridor design and management  [ Read More ]

Categories: Heritage Area, news

Karekare pohutukawa threatened for the chop

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An iconic pohutukawa hanging over Karekare Road is being investigated by Auckland Transport for removal. The Waitakere Ranges Local Board last night (13 August) passed resolutions opposing any action on the tree and have written to the AT Board chair Lester Levy asking him to intervene to save the tree. The tree is at risk  [ Read More ]

Categories: landscape, news, Uncategorized

Surf club raises fund with stunning photos

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Piha Surf Life Saving Club raised $25,000 towards its rebuild plans over the summer and $5320 of that was through an online auction of dramatic photos by well-known photographers. http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/western-leader/67797944/photos-help-fund-piha-surf-club-upgrade

Surf club’s pop-up bar

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Piha Surf Life Saving Club launched a new asset on Friday night (16 January). A pop-up bar – a partnership between Corona and the club – provided a taste of what the renovated clubhouse could provide in terms of a new hospitality offer. The club is raising funds for an expanded clubhouse, with better surveillance tower, improved  [ Read More ]

Piha Boaties represent NZ

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The Piha A surf boat crew will represent New Zealand against Australia at the Trans-Tasman Test Series being held on the 7th February 2015, Waihi Beach. New Zealand Surf Boat Team Manager – Clayton Kellett Open Men’s Crew to represent NZ is – Piha swept by Mark Bourneville.  Ben Scott  Paul Gerritsen  Ben Richards  Jean Paul Smit  [ Read More ]

Categories: big boats, news

Report on big fire at Kakamatua, Waitakere Ranges Regional Park

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​Fire service was notified of a fire at Kakamatua at 3.30pm yesterday (26/12/2014). The Fire began at the base of the hill on the eastern side of of the bay. There was no confirmed cause of the fire at this stage. The fire service report that an estimated that 10-12ha of park land is affected  [ Read More ]

New design for Piha clubhouse unveiled

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Piha community members had a chance on Sunday afternoon (3 August 2014) to see plans for a new expanded frontage for the Piha SLSC clubhouse. On hand to explain were club president Peter Brown, project manager Warren Smith, and architect Brent Hulena. Called Project 80 as the club is in its 80th year, the expansion achieves  [ Read More ]

A walk on Ridge Road Track

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After exhausting all the tracks west of Anawhata Road, it was time to start exploring the tracks east of the road which go into the interior of the Waitakere Ranges, the water catchment area bounded by Piha Road, Scenic Drive and Te Henga Road. The Ridge Road Track heads inland off the right of Anawhata Road,  [ Read More ]