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Outstanding Vegetation Sites

Piha contains a number of Outstanding Vegetation Sites in the operative Auckland Council District Plan. Number 96 Piha, Piha Parklands, Along Whites Track, North Piha, Manuka scrub on rugged hill  [ Read More ]

Dune report discussed on Saturday

About 25 turned up at Piha surf club on Saturday25 August to hear dune ecologist Jim Dahm of Eco Nomos talk about his study of the sand dunes at Piha  [ Read More ]

Vagrant spider saved from fire

This soft brown large friendly spider came in with the kanuka logs for the fire. Luckily it made itself know to us before it got biffed in the flames. It  [ Read More ]

Large fast spider tries surfing

  On a walk along North Piha came across this spider actually in the wave zone on the shore. Auckland Council staff reckon its a Banded Tunnelweb Spider Hexathele hochstetteri,  [ Read More ]

Environmental resources for Piha

Want to know what are the best plants to use if you are replanting in native plants? Here’s a brief handy outline of options and why you might choose them,  [ 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 ]

Recommended Protected Natural Areas at Piha

  Piha contains several areas that were recommended for protection by the Auckland Regional Council in its Natural Areas Programme. Taitomo Island ( Camel Rock) was classified as containing the  [ Read More ]

Trees for schedule

The Government’s removal of the ability of local government bodies to set general tree protection rules led to a request by Waitakere City Council for nominations for trees for protection.  [ Read More ]