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  • Chorus holds public meeting

    15 March 2021 Chorus brings fibre broadband to Piha Chorus is back on track to host its previously postponed public information session on fibre broadband and how to connect in Piha. This event was originally planned for February 23, however raised Covid alert levels meant it was unable to go ahead. Once again subject to  [ Read More ]

  • Injured surfer rescued from Mercer Bay

    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/

  • Progress with new United N Piha surf clubhouse

    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

    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

    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

  • Pat la Roche receives conservation award

    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 ]

  • Auckland Council consults on flooding options

    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 ]

  • Kitekite – is it the sacrificial track?

    On 20 November Cllr Penny Hulse, chair of the Auckland Council Environment and Community Committee announced publicly that Kitekite Track will reopen before Christmas.  Many will have applauded that move, with the opportunity to get back into the forested part of the Waitakere Ranges and the boost to local businesses. But there is a downside  [ Read More ]

  • New interp at Piha

    Waitakere Ranges Local Board has just renewed the wooden surf board signs that were installed at three places at Piha about 10 years ago. The signs were out of date and worn, but the style was popular. Paradigm, the firm which designed the original signs which brought back in for the update. Now the signs  [ Read More ]

  • Fire put out at Karekare with floating pump

    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