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  • Report on big fire at Kakamatua, Waitakere Ranges Regional Park

    ‹Fire service was notified of a fire at Kakamatua at 3.30pm yesterday (26/12/2014). The Fire began at the base of the hill on the eastern side of of the bay. There was no confirmed cause of the fire at this stage. The fire service report that an estimated that 10-12ha of park land is affected  [ Read More ]

  • Piha SLSC – latest drawings of proposed clubhouse extensions

    Clubhouse architect, Brent Hulena, has converted the conceptual design drawings into general arrangement drawings – see below. These drawing have been signed off by the club’s executive and committees.   With the general arrangement designs signed-off, written approval of affected persons forms have been signed-off by most of the club’s neighbours on Marine Parade. Resource consent application  [ Read More ]

  • Lupin pulling on dunes

    A small crew turned up today (Sunday) to pull lupins in an effort to make the dunes lupin free. Plants were either hand pulled, or cut off and the stump painted. Auckland Council parks staff supervised. Sausage sizzle rewarded workers in hot sun. Another working bee is scheduled for next Sunday, and the time has  [ Read More ]

  • Marawhara & Wekatahi – message from Auckland Council

    A message from Auckland Council In March 2013 the Waitakere Ranges Local Board agreed to put trigger points in place that monitor the need to retrain the Wekatahi and Marawhara Streams.The trigger points were determined by Auckland Council Coastal Management Services and Local & Sports Parks West, and allow for short term movement in the  [ Read More ]

  • Operation Speedo launched

    Now in its ninth year, Operation Speedo began its summer tour of duty with a launch and lunch at Arataki or Friday 31 October. Operation Speedo is a joint safety initiative between Auckland Council, Waitakere Police and the Waitakere Ranges Local Board and many other safety agencies on the West Coast including surf life saving, Watersafe  [ Read More ]

  • Lupin removal for mid-beach

    Piha locals are invited to two sessions to remove lupins from the stretch of beach at mid-Beach north of the helicopter landing pad. Organised by the Parks staff for the Waitakere Ranges Local Board, the project aims to remove lupins from Piha dunes to enable native dune plants to flourish, rather than being smothered by the  [ Read More ]

  • Gap track open

    Regional Park rangers have wasted no time in opening a track between the lookout overlooking the Gap and the newly acquired Byers block of land. It is now easy to walk from Piha beach to the Gap at high tide and locals and visitors are taking advantage of the new purchase. The road from Piha  [ Read More ]

  • Three sets of twins represent Piha SLSC

    The latest Western Leader has a great photo of three sets of under-14 twins representing Piha SLSC at this weekend’s pool champs at West Wave. They are from the Thompson, Brittenden and Blackler families. Go here to read http://westernleader.realviewdigital.com/?email-analytics=Western%20Leader

  • Four Browne brothers die in WW1 – the Piha connection

    As part of the Herald series of articles about WW1, the story was told of the four Browne brothers who died in WW1. All four died within a two year period. A fifth brother, Edward or ‘Ted’, also served but came home safely. Ted became the proprietor of the Piha boarding house in 1936 and ran  [ Read More ]

  • Water Quality in Piha Lagoon remains poor

    Auckland Council has just released the latest results for water quality at beaches in the Auckland region and the West Coast and the Manukau Harbour beaches have the unwelcome distinction of being the worst in the region. Piha lagoon, North Piha lagoon, Karekare lagoon, Bethells Beach lagoon and the beaches at Laingholm, Huia and Wood Bay  [ Read More ]