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  • 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 ]

  • Monique Endt at the West Coast Gallery

      Monique Endt is a regular and much admired exhibitor at the West Coast Gallery. Her previous exhibitions have focused on West Coast landscapes, but sometimes drawing human forms from landscape features. This summer’s exhibition, SUMMER EMOTIONS, is a departure. Here the human figures are the subject matter, and the settings dreamlike. Monique explains this  [ Read More ]

  • Surf club’s pop-up bar

    Piha Surf Life Saving Club launched a new asset on Friday night (16 January). A pop-up bar – a partnership between Corona and the club – provided a taste of what the renovated clubhouse could provide in terms of a new hospitality offer. The club is raising funds for an expanded clubhouse, with better surveillance tower, improved  [ Read More ]

  • Action on polluted Piha lagoons

    At the Piha R&R AGM, Damon Birchfield of the Ecomatters Trust outlined to the meeting a programme the trust is contracted to Auckland Council to deliver. An experienced expert will be going house to house in Piha and Karekare discussing the performance of householder’s wastewater systems and offering an assessment of the septic tank. This  [ Read More ]

  • Piha Boaties represent NZ

    The Piha A surf boat crew will represent New Zealand against Australia at the Trans-Tasman Test Series being held on the 7th February 2015, Waihi Beach. New Zealand Surf Boat Team Manager – Clayton Kellett Open Men’s Crew to represent NZ is – Piha swept by Mark Bourneville.  Ben Scott  Paul Gerritsen  Ben Richards  Jean Paul Smit  [ Read More ]

  • Piha Lagoon in news

    Following a Herald article by Wayne Thompson, the media descended on Piha to highlight the water quality problems at Piha lagoon. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11381873 Successive testing over the last recent years has shown faecal contamination of Piha lagoon, a popular swimming place for families and children who see it as safe compared the boisterous surf beach. Recent  [ Read More ]

  • Meet Piha’s summer ranger

    Every summer the Waitakere Ranges Local Board employs a summer ranger for Piha, and a second for Te Henga. This summer the Piha ranger is Tom Greer. He is a biology and statistics graduate with a background in the arts and sciences. He lives in Auckland, but knows Piha well. The Council also has a general parks summer ranger who  [ Read More ]

  • Report on big fire at Kakamatua, Waitakere Ranges Regional Park

    ​Fire service was notified of a fire at Kakamatua at 3.30pm yesterday (26/12/2014). The Fire began at the base of the hill on the eastern side of of the bay. There was no confirmed cause of the fire at this stage. The fire service report that an estimated that 10-12ha of park land is affected  [ Read More ]

  • Piha SLSC – latest drawings of proposed clubhouse extensions

    Clubhouse architect, Brent Hulena, has converted the conceptual design drawings into general arrangement drawings – see below. These drawing have been signed off by the club’s executive and committees.   With the general arrangement designs signed-off, written approval of affected persons forms have been signed-off by most of the club’s neighbours on Marine Parade. Resource consent application  [ Read More ]

  • Lupin pulling on dunes

    A small crew turned up today (Sunday) to pull lupins in an effort to make the dunes lupin free. Plants were either hand pulled, or cut off and the stump painted. Auckland Council parks staff supervised. Sausage sizzle rewarded workers in hot sun. Another working bee is scheduled for next Sunday, and the time has  [ Read More ]