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Review of Regional Parks Management Plan

The Auckland Council is reviewing the Regional Parks Management that contains all the visions, policies and rules for the Waitakere Ranges Regional Parkland. Sandra Coney chaired the existing management plan  [ Read More ]

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.  [ Read More ]

A walk on Ridge Road Track

After exhausting all the tracks west of Anawhata Road, it was time to start exploring the tracks east of the road which go into the interior of the Waitakere Ranges,  [ Read More ]

New Waitakere track offers an easy walk and wheelchair access

Here’s a new opportunity for Piha people who like to vary their Waitakere Ranges parkland walks, a new track linking Arataki to Titirangi and a great stop-off to introduce visitors  [ Read More ]

Waitakere Ranges Heritage Area Programme

This Programme was developed by the old Waitakere City Council in its dying days. Despite the fact that the Act has 3 sponsors – WCC, Auckland Regional Council and Rodney  [ Read More ]

Tracks at Piha

Piha local Ross Barnes recently gave a talk to the West Auckland Historical Society on how the tracks of the Waitakere Ranges Regional Parkland got their names. Here’s his notes  [ Read More ]

Hakari on Henry’s Hill

Fibre artist and Auckland Council Regional Parks Artist in Residence, Maureen Lander, led local school children and adults to a Hakari on Mt Atkinson to acknowledge giftor and benefactor Henry Atkinson  [ Read More ]

The history of Waitakere parkland starts earlier than thought

Read here about new research that shows that the creation of the Waitakere parkland started earlier than thought. Most of us thought the first step was in 1894 when Sir Algernon  [ Read More ]

Keeping Piha looking natural

Piha Area Design Guidelines have been endorsed by the Piha Ratepayers and Residents Committee and adopted by the Auckland Regional Council. The guidelines will determine how regional parks at Piha  [ Read More ]

West Coast Plan

The West Coast Plan was developed by the communities of the West Coast to set out their vision for the future of the West Coast, and to set management objectives and  [ Read More ]

West Coast Plan Liaison Group

The West Coast Plan Liaison Group is a group of community representatives supported by Waitakere City Council to implement and monitor the West Coast Plan.  The group meets bi-monthly and  [ Read More ]