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Graeme Murdoch brief history of West Coast

This document was prepared by Graeme Murdoch to describe the Human Heritage of the Bethells/Te Henga area in preparation for a Local Area Plan for that area. While it is  [ Read More ]

Cultural Heritage Inventory entries for Piha

The Cultural heritage Inventory or CHI is a database of known historic and archaeological sites throughout the Auckland Region. It was developed under the Auckland Regional Council and is now  [ Read More ]

The story of the Tolu Vaa

In 1963, a trimaran called Tolu Vaa, sailing along the West Coast and with darkness falling, ran for shelter at Piha. With the help of the surf club, which saw the  [ Read More ]

The Domain macrocarpas

  There was consternation when Waitakere City Council announced it was about to fell one of the two remaining ” of an original three ” macrocarpas near the Bowling Club,  [ Read More ]

Into the West

Into the West: a goldmine of information about the early settlers of the West Piha resident, Jan Barnes, is a descendant of two of the oldest families to settle in  [ Read More ]