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Archive for the ‘issues’ Category

Have your say on Council’s Long Term Plan 2024-2034

Posted by SCe Comments Off on Have your say on Council’s Long Term Plan 2024-2034

I have put together this submission which addresses the LTP. Feel free to borrow from it. It does contain some non-Waitakere subjects particular on parks, Port of Auckland and airport  [ Read More ]

Categories: issues, news, Uncategorized

Freedom camping rules prohibit sites at Piha

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The Auckland Council responded to a lengthy consultation on freedom camping by extending prohibitions on specific sites, including a number of Piha roads and one at Karekare. Freedom camping is  [ Read More ]

Categories: camp, issues, news, Uncategorized

Are the Waitakere Ranges at risk from 3 Waters?

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Published 8 June 2022 in New Zealand Herald “Auckland Council intends to close the gap between its rates shortfall and expenditure by using $127 million it is due to receive  [ Read More ]

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Guide to submitting on draft Regional Parks Management Plan

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At the end of last year, the Auckland Council released a new Regional Parks Management Plan which is out for consultation until 4 March 2022. This the document which guides  [ Read More ]

Categories: issues, news

Freedom camping bylaw would increase campervans in the Waitakeres

Posted by SCe Comments Off on Freedom camping bylaw would increase campervans in the Waitakeres

Auckland Council is consulting on a new freedom camping bylaw that would result in much increased freedom camping at Piha and other Ranges’ places. Piha would be particularly hard hit  [ Read More ]

Categories: Heritage Area, issues, news

Kitekite – is it the sacrificial track?

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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,  [ Read More ]

Categories: issues, news, regional park

Piha Cafe granted extended hours

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The Piha caf√© has been granted extended hours enabling it to stay open till 10 pm. The permission was granted on a non-notified basis, meaning that there was no¬†opportunity for  [ Read More ]

Categories: issues, news

Our dynamic beach

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Phil Vine in the Herald on coastal erosion and accretion at Awhitu, Piha and Muriwai. quotes Mischa and Steve Davis, Jim Dahm and others. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11195493

Categories: Geology, issues, news

Protests against oil drilling in the Tasman Sea

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Around a thousand gathered on Piha Beach on 23 November in the Banners on the Beach protest against deep sea oil drilling. When the crowd lined up facing out to  [ Read More ]

Categories: Environment, Green News, issues

Plan Change 36 made operative

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Plan Change 36 was proposed by Waitakere City Council to liberalise economic activities in the Waitakere Ranges Heritage Area. It came on the back of the fight over the Piha  [ Read More ]

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