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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 ]

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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 ]

Piha Surf Club welcomes huge gift from Remuera Lions

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The afternoon of Saturday 26 October saw a big celebration at the Piha SLSC clubhouse as the members acknowledged the generosity of the Lions Club of Remuera. Each year the Remuera Lions Club holds a World Festival of Magic with the proceeds going to a worthy recipient. This year the lucky recipient was Piha Surf  [ Read More ]

Champions in big boats

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Reigning champions, Piha A, has emerged victorious as open men’s surf boat champs at the nationals at Mt Maunganui yesterday (8 March 2013). Piha Pistols also cleaned up the under-23 surf boat title, with Piha Pirates third. Piha Pedators were 2nd in under-19 men’s. Piha A’s team was Scott Lissington, Chris Morris, Benjamin Richards, Nen  [ Read More ]

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Titahi Bay takes Big Boat champs

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Titahi Bay came out victorious in the final of the Big Boat Classic at Piha, with Piha A second and Red Beach third. The weather and waves were perfect for surfboats on Saturday 2 February, but a lull struck the final, and it was essentially a race that involved rowing out and rowing back. Neither  [ Read More ]

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Piha Rescue makes waves in NZ Herald

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Piha Rescue in the news today with some locals claiming they over-dramatise and are deterring people from visiting by painting the beach as dangerous. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10794279 Last weekend’s coverage in Herald on Sunday http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10792770

Sweeping all before – Champion Piha Boaties

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It doesn’t get better than this. Look at that tightly disciplined technique of the Piha Pirates crew (closest to camera), Horse on the sweep, with the Australian Tannun crew behind (in a Piha-borrowed boat). Piha crew are the newly crowned kings of surf-boating in Australasia so this was a big one to win, and they did it,  [ Read More ]

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Piha boat crew Australasian Champions

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  The Piha Senior A crew has just achieved a historic double – the Piha crew was 1st in the Autex Australian Surf Rowers League Open Men’s Champs and then won the Battle of the Ditch in an NZ Piha A vs Australia test. Our Piha Senior Surf Boat crew was selected  to represent New Zealand  [ Read More ]

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