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  • Waitakere Track closures from 14 October 2011

    A number of walking tracks in the Waitakere Ranges will be closed from 14 October 2011 to 12 December 2011 to help prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease. The affected tracks are: Robinson Ridge Track, Wainamu Bush Track, Walker Kauri Track, Summit Track, Crusher Pipe Track, Destruction Gully, La Trobe Track, Lucy Cranwell Track and  [ Read More ]

  • More tributes to Peter Byers, surfing legend

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/western-leader/5784500/Farewell-to-Kiwi-surfing-pioneer   And here’s another photo of Peter that celebrates his involvement with fishing at Piha. It shows a group of young surf club members with their catch at Pakiti (mostly schnapper), front row, Buddy Cox, Gordon Barker, Graeme Webber, Peter Byers, Murray Bray, and Peter’s brother, Bruce Byers “Cheetah”.

  • Starring Mike Jolly

    Great article by Vanita Prasad in the latest Western Leader or Piha’s Mike Jolly, surfer, board builder, board repairer, reporter on state of Piah’s surf. http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/western-leader/5777988/Surfs-up-and-board-makers-there

  • Piha Community Sport & Recreation Steering Committee selects architect

    Hulena Architects Ltd. has been appointed to undertake the design and project manage the construction of the proposed new structure for co-location of the Piha Bowling and Tennis Clubs. Brent Hulena, the firm’s principal, has owned a property at Piha for the last 8 years and has designed several residential projects at Piha. His firm  [ Read More ]

  • Farewell Moreno and family

    They’ve given outstanding service to Piha in the last few years, at the RSA and Piha SLSC, but now Moreno, Joy and family are bidding farewell to Piha. We’ve loved your food, your good humour, and your always warm welcome. You’ll be a hard act to follow. We’ll miss you and wish you well on  [ Read More ]

  • Men of Lion Rock

    For the past 13 years, Sandra Coney has been researching the lives for the 49 men on the WW1 Roll of Honour of Lion Rock. This commemorates the millhands and bushmen from the Piha State Sawmill who served over 1914-18. Recently, the project was written up in the Labour History Project newsletter Number 52, and  [ Read More ]

  • Work on Roll of Honour complete

     Conservation and cleaning work has been completed on Piha’s WW1 Roll of Honour. The lead lettering has been checked and loose letters batted back. One coat of efflorescent paultice worked well and has drawn out a lot of salt. and the copper staining has been removed with a copper paultice. The worst of the corrosion has  [ Read More ]

  • Conserving Piha’s Roll of Honour

    You may have noticed that our loved WW1 Roll of Honour on Lion Rock has taken on an odd appearance. The Auckland Council is undertaking restoration work on the WW1 Plaque situated on Lion Rock at Piha. The works started 21 June 2011, taking advantage of the fine weather, and may take 2 -3 weeks to complete.  Due to  [ Read More ]

  • Anzac Day – age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn

  • Roll of Honour cleaned for Anzac Day

    The WW1 Roll of Honour on Lion Rock has had a clean to enable the lettering to be legible. The Auckland Council brought in a conservation expert to advise on whether the visibility of the wording could be improved without damaging the plaque. The plaque is exposed to severe conditions being subject to salt, sand,  [ Read More ]