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Archive for the ‘sport & rec’ Category

Latest from the Bowler

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The BC reports  new Committee was voted in at the recent AGM . They are as follows: President, Women’s Match Convener – Jacqueline Neville Patron – Shirley Atkinson Treasurer – yet to be found – anyone keen? Secretary and Vice President – Julie Savage Men’s Match Convener – Brad Lucas Committee – Ross Duder, Mary Binney,  [ Read More ]

History of the Piha Bowling Club

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The Piha Bowling Club was established in 1955 in the Piha Domain. The greens were bulldozed by “Tiger” O’Brien and the first president was W Hall. Frank Barnett, from Garden Road (who gave his name to Barnett Hall at North Piha) was foundation treasurer. A Piha Women’s Bowling Club was founded the following year (1956) with  [ Read More ]

Tennis in the sun

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Drizzly rain is not so good for sun-bathing or sand csatle competitions, but is great for the bush and the winter’s plantings. The Piha Tennis Club managed to get a blindingly hot day for its first senior contest on Saturday 29 December. Winners were Peter Stokes and Katie Meynell (seen above) who defeated Peter Hosking  [ Read More ]

Informal Opening of new Tennis Courts

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Piha Tennis Club celebrated the new tennis courts and fences with a big morning clean up and a glass of bubbly and hit-up in the afternoon. The new court surfaces were judged a success and all ready for hot competition in the summer. The photos shows President Ross Pownall cutting the ribbon.

Tennis court resurfacing underway

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Resurfacing Piha Tennis Club courts is underway, which will also accommodate any future netball. The tennis fences are also to be replaced. The work was funded by the club and grants from the Waitakere Licensing Trusts. To update members of both Tennis and Bowling Clubs on progress on the new combined premises there will be  [ Read More ]

Basketball half court for Piha Domain

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The Piha Kidz Charitable Trust has won support from the Waitakere Ranges Local Board for a new  basketball  half-court on the Piha Domain and the Board has also put in funding. The existing basketball court between the tennis courts and bowling green will need to be moved to make way for the new sports facility  [ Read More ]

New court surfaces for tennis club

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The Piha Tennis Club has been successful in an application to the Trusts Charitable Foundation for funds to resurface the tennis courts and replace the perimeter fence. The astroturf courts were installed on the club’s 50th anniversary in 1996 so have done good service in the challenging salt-laden environment of Piha.  A total of $65,000 has been granted  [ Read More ]

Is this a record? 16 boats off the beach

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Such great weather and an ultra calm bay and Piha’s boaties came out in never before seen numbers on Waitangi Day, Monday 6 February. Took this photo – pardon the flax stalk, but I could not reach to shift it without falling over the cliff. As it happened, one at least of the boaties struck  [ Read More ]

Calling all consultants….

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The co-location project between the Piha Tennis Club and the Piha Bowling Club has been given a big boost with the awarding of a grant of $50,000 by the Waitakere Ranges Local Board for design and resource consent preparation costs. Now the Piha Community Sport and Recreation Club can proceed with the design and consent  [ Read More ]

Any netballers out there?

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The Tennis Club is looking at resurfacing its courts. Although there doesn’t seem to be any current demand for netball, the club intends replacing the netball lines as part of the resurfacing. This will add about $500 to the bill but will future proof the courts for any future netball use. But are there any  [ Read More ]