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  • New design for Piha clubhouse unveiled

    Piha community members had a chance on Sunday afternoon (3 August 2014) to see plans for a new expanded frontage for the Piha SLSC clubhouse. On hand to explain were club president Peter Brown, project manager Warren Smith, and architect Brent Hulena. Called Project 80 as the club is in its 80th year, the expansion achieves  [ Read More ]

  • “The Gap” added to regional park

    31 July 2014  Media Release from Auckland Council Seventy eight hectares of land on Auckland’s wild west coast has been added to the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park. Councillor Christine Fletcher, Chair of Auckland Council’s Parks, Recreation and Sport Committee today announced the acquisition of the block of land off Te Ahu Ahu Road between Karekare  [ Read More ]

  • Rainbow day at Piha – click to enlarge

  • Latest from the Bowler

    The BC reports  new Committee was voted in at the recent AGM . They are as follows: President, Women’s Match Convener – Jacqueline Neville Patron – Shirley Atkinson Treasurer – yet to be found – anyone keen? Secretary and Vice President – Julie Savage Men’s Match Convener – Brad Lucas Committee – Ross Duder, Mary Binney,  [ Read More ]

  • Speeds on the Piha Road

    Auckland Transport is consulting on speeds on the Piha Road. Coming westwards, AT wants to reduce the speed from the Anawhata turnoff from 100 kph to 70 kph. From 30 metres east of 170 Piha Road (on the right, past the Karekare turnoff) AT wants to reduce the speed all the way down to Pendrell  [ Read More ]

  • EPA turns down Trans-Tasman Resources sand-mining application

    Today (18 June 2014), the Decision-Making Committee of the Environmental Protection Agency has turned down the application by Trans-Tasman Resources to carry out iron sand mining on the South Taranaki Bight. This is a big victory for KASM and all the other groups who lined up with submissions at the DMC hearings, including the Waitakere  [ Read More ]

  • Piha Cafe applies to extend night-time liquor licence hours

    Under the name of Manuka Catering the Piha Café has applied to extend its alcohol on-licence from 11 am to 7pm Monday to Sunday to 11 am to 10 pm Monday to Sunday. Objections to the extended hours can be made before midday Monday 16 June. See the application here SKMBT_C65214061214060 Objections to the licence  [ Read More ]

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  • Campground fire causes damage

    Just after 9 pm last night the fire siren went twice. Usually heralding a car crash on the Piha Road, this time the cause was much closer to home. With the power off in the Domain for the rebuild of the toilets, one caravan owner had brought in a generator. Apparently it caught fire and  [ Read More ]

  • Government pledges $26.5m over 4 years for kauri

    In the recent budget, the Government pledged over $26 million for protection of kauri forests and research. With kauri PTA recently found in the Coromandel forests for the first time, the Government provided $10.9 million for DOC operational costs over 4 years, and $10.7 million over the same period for capital costs for 100 kms  [ Read More ]