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Third planting creates wetland at Domain gate

Around 14 people turned up to today’s wetland plant by the Domain gate, despite the gusty squally weather. The area was a wetland in the 1930s and 40s, flooded on  [ Read More ]

Water Quality in Piha Lagoon remains poor

Auckland Council has just released the latest results for water quality at beaches in the Auckland region and the West Coast and the Manukau Harbour beaches have the unwelcome distinction of  [ Read More ]

Protests against oil drilling in the Tasman Sea

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 ]

New rules for SEAs?

The Auckland Council is considering new rules for Significant Ecological Areas after concerns raised by residents with SEAs on their properties. These are: Dead vegetation – Permit all removal of  [ Read More ]

Rastovich welcomed to Piha after epic paddle protesting sea bed mining

Dave Rastovich was welcomed onto Piha beach today (1 December) by Peter Turei after his epic 350 km paddle from Cape Taranaki to Piha to protest seabed mining on the West  [ Read More ]

That pesky vetch

I’ve noticed that rapidly growing weed pest, vetch, spreading around Piha. Spotted it in Beach Valley Rd and Rayner Rd. You can pull out a small infestation and keep pulling out  [ Read More ]

What God proposes, man disposes

Took advantage of a misty, rainy day to drift around Piha looking at this and that. Piha, of course, is her lovely self whatever the weather, as long as you  [ Read More ]

Rainfall at Piha and other wonderful things

I have been using the Auckland Council’s GIS maps for the last couple of years, which is being enhanced all the time. And, hey, check this out! Here’s the link  [ Read More ]

Love that leaf litter

New Zealand coastal and rain forest usually develops dense leaf litter on the forest floor. Some Piha locals are raking out this litter and tidying up their forest. Here’s 11  [ Read More ]

Milk Track works

A highly intrusive bright white concrete drain has appeared alongside the Milk Track and the track has been covered for its entire width with a hardened surface. This is just the  [ Read More ]