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Karekare pohutukawa threatened for the chop

An iconic pohutukawa hanging over Karekare Road is being investigated by Auckland Transport for removal. The Waitakere Ranges Local Board last night (13 August) passed resolutions opposing any action on the tree and have written to the AT Board chair Lester Levy asking him to intervene to save the tree. The tree is at risk  [ Read More ]

Reserve Plans at Piha

Here are the reserve plans for Piha’s parks. This one is the overall reserve plan that was developed for all the old Waitakere City parks in 2000. It was the result of much consultation with the community and covers every local reserve in Piha. Piha Reserve Management Plan This plan was developed by Jim Dahm  [ Read More ]

Landscape at Piha

Piha is a small village with two surf beaches surrounded by the Waitakere Regional Parkland. Many properties contain significant native bush, often backing onto the forest of the parkland. All the surrounding landscape is given the status of Outstanding Natural Landscape under the Regional Policy Statement, but the built village area is not. Unfortunately, this built  [ Read More ]