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  • New roof keeps heritage

    The women’s ablution block at North Piha Campers Club is sporting a bright new Marseilles tile roof. The old tiles were leaking, and the Campers Club, which runs the membership only campground, was asked by the Waitakere Ranges Local Board (managers of Les Waygood Park), whether it wanted a new long-run steel roof or a replacement Marseilles tile  [ Read More ]

  • Third planting creates wetland at Domain gate

    Around 14 people turned up to today’s wetland plant by the Domain gate, despite the gusty squally weather. The area was a wetland in the 1930s and 40s, flooded on high tides, and full of big flax. It has been successively reclaimed from the sea, but is still inundated in high tides. It is also  [ Read More ]

  • 20 attend second Domain planting

    Twenty locals attended on Saturday 30 May to the second Domain riparian planting. Oioi and knobby club rush were among the plants that went in on the banks of the Piha Stream. About 800 plants went in, bringing to over 2000 the plantings.  The project is an effort to improve the stability of the stream  [ Read More ]

  • Giant lizard pops up at North Piha

    This truly gorgeous lizard is mutating out of stone in front of the Waygood property at North Piha. I think the stone came originally from 27 Glen Esk Road, but whoever has made the transformation is very clever.

  • Over 1000 plants in an hour

    Well done to the team that gathered on the bank of Piha Stream behind the Bowling Club to plant up streamside. The group of 25 who responded to the call to start the restoration of the Piha Stream put in 1100 plants in an hour. Planters came from the Bowling Club, Tennis Club, Protect Piha  [ Read More ]

  • Familiar faces for road safety

    When Auckland Transport approached the Waitakere Ranges Local Board for a couple of potential stars for its new road safety campaign – “Love being a Local Slow Down”, it wasn’t hard to find the talent. Auckland Transport asked for faces that would be familiar at Piha, people of good standing in the community, which would help  [ Read More ]

  • Anzac Day in glorious sunshine

    An enormous crowd gathered at the Piha RSA to march down to the WW1 and WW2 Rolls of Honour at Lion Rock, marking the 100th year since the landing at Gallipoli. The gallery and library had marked the route to the rock with bright red poppies as part of the Peace Poppy project inaugurated by  [ Read More ]

  • Surf club raises fund with stunning photos

    Piha Surf Life Saving Club raised $25,000 towards its rebuild plans over the summer and $5320 of that was through an online auction of dramatic photos by well-known photographers. http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/western-leader/67797944/photos-help-fund-piha-surf-club-upgrade

  • Streamside planting in Piha Stream

    The Auckland Council Local Parks Department and Waitakere Ranges Local Board have set up a programme of riparian edge planting around Piha Domain. This will help stop stream bank erosion and also improve water quality and amenity. There was once an extensive wetland around the Domain and indeed some areas of the Domain are reclaimed  [ Read More ]

  • Ecomatters at Piha lagoon

    Dan and colleagues from Ecomatters Trust had a steady stream of visitors to their pop-ups on the edge of the lagoon. They were talking to locals and offering free assessments of septic tanks. People could fill out a survey form about their knowledge and interest in fixing the problem of polluted lagoons. Ecomatters staff were  [ Read More ]