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  • Piha footpaths hit the headlines

    Western Leader 3 November 2011

  • Celebrate Guy Fawkes Day at Waitakere and save Piha

      Celebrate Guy Fawkes Day in Waitakere at the Trusts Stadium. For more details go here http://www.waitakerefireworks.org.nz/index.html Many recent fires at Piha have been caused by fireworks, especially modern rockets and flares that can sail high into tinder dry bush, even from apparently safe places like the beach. Please don’t do it, and don’t let  [ Read More ]

  • Calling all artists – West Artists’ Open Studio Weekend

     24 & 25 March 2012 10am ” 4pm.  Over 100 artists ” 60 venues ” One weekend ” FREE (or bus tours $15 per person ” bookings recommended)  Artists throughout Auckland West are invited to register for the 8th Annual West Artists’ Open Studio weekend.  This is an opportunity for artists to showcase their work  [ Read More ]

  • Men’s Championship 4s decided

    The Men’s Championship Bowls was decided on Sunday 30 October at the Piha Bowling Club. It was a closely contested match, 16-all with two ends to go, but the final score was 18-16. The winning four was Malcolm Donald, Keith Nelson, Paul Laidlaw and Renato de Fiore. Runners-up were Geoff Wilkins, Larry Gibson, Greg Lucas  [ Read More ]

  • Missing trampers found near Piha

    Three trampers missing  overnight near Piha, west of Auckland, have been found. The trio became separated from their walking group yesterday and were only dressed in summer clothing. Senior sergeant Matt Rogers of the northern police communications centre said a rescue helicopter was sent up to look for the group around 9pm, when the group they  [ Read More ]

  • Photo of the week

    Last of the clematis, Piha Road, 30 October 2011

  • Vetch spreading around Piha

    Lots of beachfront owners are being troubled by the appearance of a scrambling sweet-pea like weed smotherings their gardens. It is also well entrenched on the dunes of North Piha, especially north of North Piha Surf Club, but you will also see it at Piha beach in the dunes and in gardens across the road.  [ Read More ]

  • Pre-summer surfing paradise

      A beautiful sunny pre-summer’s day – Sunday 30 October – and the surfers came pouring in from 7 am. North Piha was the destination for many where perfect waves were peeling off Te Waha Point. As the day went on, picnickers turned up and the bikinis came out – a fabulous taste of the  [ Read More ]

  • What’s happened to Pakiti?

    The pool at Pakiti rock has all but disappeared and today I watched the appearance of a “sand island” out past Pakiti with folk playing hand-ball on it. A boat coming in had to land near the Camel. In Maori history a great sand island lay off the shore of Whatipu called Paorae, stretching from  [ Read More ]

  • Why a gravel path in the dunes?

    Reactions are mixed about the plethora of white concrete paths materialising around Piha – a $750,000 legacy project funded in the dying days of Waitakere City Council. Even more contentious is the gravel path that has appeared on the beachfront, parallel to the road at Little Lion Rock corner.  There is even a dinky little  [ Read More ]