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Injured surfer rescued from Mercer Bay

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A surfer who was separated from his board at Karekare and was injured on rocks, was rescued from Mercer Bay after writing HELP in the sand. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/surfer-injured-at-aucklands-karekare-beach-who-wrote-help-in-the-sand-thanks-hero-rescuers/KIUTGGG3M2NB4GV23XLOEO4DWM/

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Progress with new United N Piha surf clubhouse

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Surf Life Saving New Zealand, (SLSNZ) this week announced a grant of $421,000 towards the United North Piha Lifeguard Service (UNPLS) rebuild project, for the current financial year. This grant has been made possible as a result of the 2020 Government Budget allocation of $9.3 mill per annum for surf lifesaving across NZ, of which  [ Read More ]

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.

Body found at N Piha & another further north

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News today that two bodies have been found in the sea at North Piha and on the West Coast https://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=12264541&ref=twitter

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Pat la Roche receives conservation award

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Piha’s Pat La Roche was recently awarded a Pingao & Toheroa Award for her work on coastal environmental conservation. This was awarded as a lifetime achievement by the Coastal Environment Trust and presented at an event at Piha Cafe on 4 May 2019 by the trust’s Greg Bennett. The achievement was announced at the trust’s  [ Read More ]

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Auckland Council consults on flooding options

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Auckland Council is consulting on reports that seek to address flooding in Glen Esk Road. A public meeting to discuss these will be held at Barnett Hall, North Piha, Sunday 14 April 2-4 pm. It is also proposed that some of the options might be funded by the Piha community through the mechanism of a  [ Read More ]

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Fire put out at Karekare with floating pump

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A fire at Tunnel Point, Karekare, was put out by 9 pm with the use of a portable floating pump. Fire crews attended from Waiatarua, Karekare and Piha. https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/109827571/firefighters-having-difficulty-locating-blaze-in-aucklands-waitkere-ranges 9 January 2019

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Pest Free Piha Strategic Plan out for consultation

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Pest Free Piha is a new initiative to get Piha pest free by 2025. That means no animal pests – rats, possums, stoats, pigs – and no plant pests. The project aims to get Piha involved, street by street. PFP have just released a Pest Free Piha Strategic Plan 2018-2025. Pest Free Piha Plan 2018-2025  [ Read More ]

Piha arsonist sentenced to prison

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On April 6, Justice Mary Peters in the Auckland High Court sentenced Cory Marson-Wood to three years in prison for fires that caused serious damage at Piha and a fire at the Viaduct Events Centre when 900 people were inside. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12027265

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Heidi Padain’s photography celebrated at Arataki

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The “Friends of the Forest” exhibition of photographs by Piha-based photographer Heidi Padain opened last night at Arataki Visitor Centre (16 February 2018). A good crowd of lovers of the Waitakeres gathered to admire the selection of intimate photographs of birds taken by Padain. Formidable tui, plump kereru and cute little smaller birds were shown  [ Read More ]

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