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Second stage of consultation at Piha Mill Camp

Have your say on the concept plan for Piha Mill Camp at the camp, Saturday 3 August 1-3 pm A5_Flyer_Saturday 3rd Aug

Piha Tramway model engine at Arataki

At the AGM of Friends of Arataki yesterday, and had a quick look around the Visitor Centre. Spotted this model of Sandfly, the engine that took sawn timber from the  [ Read More ]

Mona Farndon 1914-2011

Mona Evelyn (Lisa) Farndon died on 18 August at the Everill Orr Hospital, aged 97. Born at Mt Eden on 25 May 1914, Mona had the longest history of Piha  [ 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  [ 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  [ Read More ]

Kitekite Falls

The Kitekite Falls are one of the most famous waterfalls in the Waitakere Ranges with six drops into a large lake-like pool at the bottom. The falls are reached by  [ 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  [ Read More ]

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  [ Read More ]

Piha Mill puriri

In August 2007 a huge storm swept a torrent of water down the Piha and Kitekite Streams, overflowing their banks, and the winds howled. An old puriri, which for hundreds of years  [ Read More ]

Mr Knutzen’s modernist house – architectural myths born at Piha

In 2008 I was contacted by Robin Skinner, Senior Lecturer in Architecture at Victoria University, to ask about a photo I had used in my book Piha: A History in  [ Read More ]