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  • Sunset paddle-out for TK Wano

    Hundreds of friends and family remembered broadcaster, surfer, and te reo advocate TK Wano, tonight (15 November) with a sunset paddle-out and memorial on the beach. Te Wano, a Piha resident, died 10 days ago. Photos Monique Olivier                    

  • Nominations for Piha R&R

    Piha Ratepayers and residents AGM is on 8 January, so now is the time to put in nominations for the Committee.   http://www.piha.org.nz/2011/11/call-for-nominations-for-piha-rr-2012-committee/

  • Monique Endt at new-look West Coast Gallery

    The West Coast Gallery has emerged from a period of closure with a new clean look and increased stocks of beautiful jewellery in purpose-built cabinets. The featured artist is Monique Endt, whose large works feature West Coast scenes with a twist.  Some of her landscapes are straightforward, though depicted in her characteristic sinuous style. But in  [ Read More ]

  • Piha Market Day – loving the local

    Local George Thomson organised a market day next to Piha Store. I bought old vinyl Crowded House, Harry Belafonte and Michael Jackson’s Thriller for $2 each, a “Ngati Piha” T-Shirt and got given a volume of Hemingway short stories for free. Read my newspaper with an outstanding cup of coffee and a sticky French pastry from the  [ Read More ]

  • Photo of the Week

    Taken 7 pm Saturday 5 November, when coming home from cutting gorse

  • Results of Parks’ Open Day

    Not too many people filled out forms to comment on information at the parks’ open day, maybe people were content to be informed. But parks has now said it will do the following: Relocation the water tanks in Piha Domain – undertake a feasability study Domain driveway by lagoon – narrow down options and consult  [ Read More ]

  • Lifeline for lifesavers

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/western-leader/5925405/Lifeline-for-lifesavers The Mad Butcher’s come up with a scheme to raise money for Auckland surf life saving to commemorate Sonny Fai, the talented 20-year-old Warrior who drowned while trying to save his younger brother and nephew at Bethells Beach. Sir Peter Leitch has joined forces with Suburban Newspapers Community Trust, Western Leader and Surf Life Saving NZ  [ Read More ]

  • Get to Piha by gondola?

  • Death of TK Wano, surfer, te reo advocate and broadcaster

    Maori broadcaster, surfer and te reo advocate Te Kauhoe Wano died on Friday at the age of 49. Colleague Ruakere Hond says Mr Wano was a leader in his field of expertise as a te reo teacher, and a member of the Te Reo o Taranaki movement and was a person who made a positive  [ Read More ]

  • Fund raisers good Christmas gifts

    Support your community by buying local for Christmas gifts   Piha 2012 Calendar   Full colour photos mainly by Bruce Burgess   A fundraiser for Junior Lifeguards going to Huntingdon Beach   $10   Available from Piha Post Office   Beached As – Our New Zealand Beaches Then and Now   by Piha boy Craig  [ Read More ]