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  • Funds allocated for Piha projects

    The Waitakere Ranges Local Board has allocated some of its discretionary funds to projects at Piha. $50,000 Opex has been allocated to the joint Piha Tennis Club/Piha Bowling Club rebuild of combined premises to be located between the two clubs on areas they lease in Piha Domain. The existing Bowling Club building will be demolished  [ Read More ]

  • Kleber Santana cooks at Piha Surf Club restaurant

    Chef  Kleber Santana, is back running the kitchen at Piha Surf Club. Kleber is Brazilian but came to Piha via Oz. The menu is light and very reasonably priced. Quite a few salads, mussels, burgers and fish. Steaks are enormous and served with mash and a choice of sauce. Pan-fried terakihi comes with caper sauce, very buttery.  [ Read More ]

  • Who’s threatening who here?

    This curious sign in Beach Valley Road (just above the Razza) is designed to warn people that just up the road is a low-hanging pohutukawa branch. Of course it has been at Piha an awfully long time and is successfully driven under or around by rubbish trucks, fire engines and other taller-than-normal vehicles. But apparently it is  [ Read More ]

  • Safe drinking message coming to Piha 7 January

    Volleyball, live music, silent disco and frisbee are just some of the planned entertainment at Piha in Auckland Transport’s new sensible alcohol campaign.  The Make it a good one, Make it home message,  targeting young people aged 15  to 25 years, is an interactive campaign that includes a series of fun events at some of  [ Read More ]

  • Watching the Marawhara

    On Thursday 15 December a number of local groups met with the Auckland Council’s Local and Sports Parks West, Auckland Transport and the Waitakere Ranges Local Board to discuss the vexed question of the Marawhara and Wekatahi Streams. Piha Coastcare has been keen to see the streams separated to protect dune plantings carried out several  [ Read More ]

  • Upgrading of sports field at Piha

    Local and Sports Park West has notified us of works happening in our area. The upgrade of the field at Piha Domain is programmed to be undertaken this financial year. The upgrade of the field was discussed at the Piha Information Day in October 2011 and Parks received two comments, both of which were in support of  [ Read More ]

  • Fireworks campaign planned at Piha

    Piha Residents and Ratepayers plans a campaign to educate locals about the dangers of fireworks. A flyer is under development which will be hand delivered around Piha before New Years Eve. This encourages locals not to let off fireworks and to convey this message to anyone renting their houses over the holidays. Celebrating with fireworks  [ Read More ]

  • More dune maintenance at Marine Parade South

    Local and Sports Parks West report: Maintenance is required along Marine Parade South to remove sand from the car parks and existing pedestrian walkways down to the beach.  Local and Sports Parks West will be working with Auckland Transport to undertake these works.  Works are planned for the 19 and 20 December 2011 subject to  [ Read More ]

  • New toilet block planned for Domain

    Local Parks West is planning a completely new toilet block to serve patrons of the Piha Domain and visitors to Piha. The existing block, contained in a Lockwood building, is showing its age, and campers must share their facilities with the public. The original plan was to refurbish the interior, providing separate facilities for the  [ Read More ]

  • Dr Newton Ernest Wickham Wicky 1917-2011

    The death occurred on 5 December of Dr Newton Ernest Wickham Wicky, a very long-standing bach owner at North Piha, and a devoted friend of Piha. Wicky was born in 1917 at Stratford, Taranaki, but moved to Auckland with his family as a child of 11. He is a notable Albertian, having attended Mt Albert  [ Read More ]