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  • Works to protect historic macrocarpas

    Wondered what the work is going on around the macrocarpas in the Domain ? These two macrocarpa trees are the survivors of a group of three. They are protected in the schedules of the District Plan because of their historic importance.  One tree is in serious decline, probably as a result of compression from car  [ Read More ]

  • Myrtle Gardiner 1915-2011

    Myrtle Gardiner, a very long-term bach owner and lover of Piha, died on Saturday 22 October, in her 97th year, peacefully at her home on Great Barrier Island. She had enjoyed watching the Friday night rugby with her friend Coral Broadhead, but never got to the bottle of French champagne she had waiting in the  [ Read More ]

  • Piha Surf Club lifesavers up for awards

    Piha clubbies nominated as finalists for Waitakere’s biggest sporting awards. To be decided at The Trusts Stadium Friday 25 November. Sealed Air Junior Sportswoman of the Year – Kirsty Wannan Italian Stone Administrator of the Year – Peter Brown Douglas Pharmaceuticals Coach of the Year – Mark Bourneville Canan Construction Team of the Year – PSLSC Senior  [ Read More ]

  • All the fun of the fair – Piha Market Day

  • No edge markings for Te Ahuahu Road

    After recent work sealing Te Ahuahu Road, at least one resident sought white edge markings on the road to indicate where there is an open ditch. However, Auckland Transport consulted local residents and found strong opposition to the implementation of edge markings among some residents. Auckland Transport said edge markings are only needed where there are high night  [ Read More ]

  • Winning world cup photos

    Some of 86-year-old Shirley Atkinson’s craft ended up in this prize-winning photo in this week’s Auckland City Harbour News. The paper called for photos related to the Rugby World Cup. https://www.piha.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/page0000002.jpg Adam Baine took a photo of cafe Garnet Station with owner Verity George hanging Shirley’s booties knitted in the RWC colours in the window. It’s “a  [ Read More ]

  • Piha Summer Ranger Contract goes to Piha company

    The contract for the Piha Summer Ranger has gone to Parks and Open Space Management Ltd. The company is two Piha-based women – Marie and Ruth Brittain.

  • Call for submissions – Annual Affordable Art at Corban Estate Arts Centre

    Call for Submissions:   Annual Affordable Art exhibition ” Materially Concerned¦again   A gauntlet thrown down in challenge to all artists yet again ” the success of the 2007 Material Concerns exhibition has prompted a re-run¦ Sculptors, painters, potters, or jewellers have been asked to produce affordable pieces of jewellery or body adornment, made from  [ Read More ]

  • Rodge honoured with national surf life saving award

    Piha’s Rodger Curtice was recently honoured with one of surf life saving’s highest awards, a Life Membership Award given at the DHL In it For Life Awards. Rodger followed his father, Charlie Curtice, and uncle, Tiger O’Brien, into the Piha club, and has held many offices. He was also instrumental in the inauguration of the  [ Read More ]

  • 5oth National Surfing Championships to be celebrated at Piha 15-21 January 2012

    The Hyundai National Championships celebrates a monumental milestone in 2012 with the fiftieth edition of the event taking place at Piha Beach, Auckland. The all encompassing seven day event will run from the 15th – 21st of January. The Hyundai National Championships were first held in 1963 when they took place at Mount Maunganui. In  [ Read More ]