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  • Men of Lion Rock

    For the past 13 years, Sandra Coney has been researching the lives for the 49 men on the WW1 Roll of Honour of Lion Rock. This commemorates the millhands and bushmen from the Piha State Sawmill who served over 1914-18. Recently, the project was written up in the Labour History Project newsletter Number 52, and  [ Read More ]

  • Work on Roll of Honour complete

     Conservation and cleaning work has been completed on Piha’s WW1 Roll of Honour. The lead lettering has been checked and loose letters batted back. One coat of efflorescent paultice worked well and has drawn out a lot of salt. and the copper staining has been removed with a copper paultice. The worst of the corrosion has  [ Read More ]

  • Conserving Piha’s Roll of Honour

    You may have noticed that our loved WW1 Roll of Honour on Lion Rock has taken on an odd appearance. The Auckland Council is undertaking restoration work on the WW1 Plaque situated on Lion Rock at Piha. The works started 21 June 2011, taking advantage of the fine weather, and may take 2 -3 weeks to complete.  Due to  [ Read More ]

  • Anzac Day – age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn

  • Roll of Honour cleaned for Anzac Day

    The WW1 Roll of Honour on Lion Rock has had a clean to enable the lettering to be legible. The Auckland Council brought in a conservation expert to advise on whether the visibility of the wording could be improved without damaging the plaque. The plaque is exposed to severe conditions being subject to salt, sand,  [ Read More ]

  • Shot of the week – gorgeous Piha sunset

  • Piha Mill Gala Day

    Under Gallery, go to “Piha Mill Gala Day 28 November 2010″ to see photos from the Piha Mill Gala day on Sunday 28 November.

  • Piha Neighbourhood Support

    Olivia McPherson has taken over as Coordinator of Piha Neighbourhood Support, from Mary Mead and Phil Wallis, who have done the job since 2002. This very important job helps keep Piha safe and watches out from any suspicious activity in the neighbourhood. Here’s the first newsletter from Olivia McPherson. NHS REPORT #1