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  • Giant lizard pops up at North Piha

    This truly gorgeous lizard is mutating out of stone in front of the Waygood property at North Piha. I think the stone came originally from 27 Glen Esk Road, but whoever has made the transformation is very clever.

  • Over 1000 plants in an hour

    Well done to the team that gathered on the bank of Piha Stream behind the Bowling Club to plant up streamside. The group of 25 who responded to the call to start the restoration of the Piha Stream put in 1100 plants in an hour. Planters came from the Bowling Club, Tennis Club, Protect Piha  [ Read More ]

  • Familiar faces for road safety

    When Auckland Transport approached the Waitakere Ranges Local Board for a couple of potential stars for its new road safety campaign – “Love being a Local Slow Down”, it wasn’t hard to find the talent. Auckland Transport asked for faces that would be familiar at Piha, people of good standing in the community, which would help  [ Read More ]

  • Anzac Day in glorious sunshine

    An enormous crowd gathered at the Piha RSA to march down to the WW1 and WW2 Rolls of Honour at Lion Rock, marking the 100th year since the landing at Gallipoli. The gallery and library had marked the route to the rock with bright red poppies as part of the Peace Poppy project inaugurated by  [ Read More ]

  • Surf club raises fund with stunning photos

    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

  • Streamside planting in Piha Stream

    The Auckland Council Local Parks Department and Waitakere Ranges Local Board have set up a programme of riparian edge planting around Piha Domain. This will help stop stream bank erosion and also improve water quality and amenity. There was once an extensive wetland around the Domain and indeed some areas of the Domain are reclaimed  [ Read More ]

  • Ecomatters at Piha lagoon

    Dan and colleagues from Ecomatters Trust had a steady stream of visitors to their pop-ups on the edge of the lagoon. They were talking to locals and offering free assessments of septic tanks. People could fill out a survey form about their knowledge and interest in fixing the problem of polluted lagoons. Ecomatters staff were  [ Read More ]

  • Meet Ecomatters to discuss lagoon pollution

    Ecomatters Trust has been contracted by Auckland Council to work on improving the health of West Coast lagoons by improving the performance of local septic tanks. They can offer advice and a free assessment of your septic tank. Meet them by the entrance to the lagoon 11 pm to 2 pm Saturday 7 February Contact  [ Read More ]

  • Deaths of Piha folk

    There have been several deaths recently of Piha people – Warwick Broadhead and Garrie Massicks. http://www.nzonscreen.com/title/rubbings-from-a-live-man-2008 Warwick Broadhead is known very widely for his marvellous, heroic, epic and outrageous dramatic performances. One does not think of the old guard of Piha, the early bach owners, as being at the forefront of arts endeavours – they tended  [ Read More ]

  • Bins being replaced

    The old Council rubbish bins at Piha have been found to contain white asbestos or chrysotile – particles of which can be hazardous when airborne. The bins have now been wrapped and labelled and replacement plastic bins installed nearby. Next week, Tuesday or Wednesday, a certified asbestos removal contractor will remove them. Temporary bins will be  [ Read More ]