Vehicle Access Passes for Residents are provided to help minimise any inconvenience to Piha residents. These passes allow event organisers and traffic staff to identify residents who need to be able to enter Piha at all times during the event period and to differentiate them from visitors.
As a Resident, if you are interested in watching the Piha Pro we encourage you to walk to the beach where possible. If this is not possible we suggest you carpool or park on a friend’s property close to the beach. Unrestricted parking and North Piha beach front parking can be utilised for resident parking. Any of your friends and family staying at your home during this period should park within your property during the event. The Domain carpark and Mill Camp carpark (Glenesk Road) will not be available to residents and are restricted to pre-booked vehicle access parking permit holders only. These carparks are purchased online by the public.
MANAGED ACCESS NEAR EVENT AREA
Managed access will be in place scanning non-resident vehicle passes as they enter Piha at the Piha Road / Karekare Turn off area. This will be in effect from 7am–8pm between Monday the 16th of March to Sunday 22nd of March 2020 during the event time. This is to ensure the number of visitors coming into Piha during this time is managed appropriately. The beach front area close to the event is a managed access area. Residents and their guests within this area will be able to access their properties at all times if their appropriate pass is displayed. Managed access area includes – Marine Parade South carpark directly in front of the beach between the 6th and 23rd of March. The beach carpark in front of the Piha Surf Life Saving Club will have managed access between Monday 16th of March and Sunday 22nd of March 2020. Please expect delays.
This is a sustainable event.
- Single use plastics are banned. Remember to bring your reusable drink bottles to fill up from supplied water tanks and keep cups for any hot drinks during the event.
- Please minimise your rubbish at the event and recycle in appropriate bins.
- The council parks and beaches are smokefree and the event is smokefree.
- No dogs are permitted on the event site.
- Please keep off sand dunes at all times to protect the dune biodiversity.
- The area has been affected by kauri dieback disease. Please clean soil off your footwear and other gear every time you enter or leave an area with native trees, and at every cleaning station. Stay away from closed tracks. Don’t remove soil from, or bring soil into, areas with kauri trees.
- Please be careful when walking public tracks in the Piha area. Some of the tracks require sturdy footwear. Please keep on the tracks for your safety.
- Act with caution and sensitivity around the wildlife such as the Grey-face Petrels, Dotterels, Tui, Kereru, Fantails and Blue-face Penguins.
- Piha is often frequented by Maui dolphins, which is an endangered species. We ask that if you see a Maui dolphin, please report it to the event organisers and to the Department of Conservation number 0800 DOC HOT (0800 362 468).
If you need more Vehicle Access Passes
If you have friends or family planning to stay with you during the event period and you need more Vehicle Access Passes please either apply online through http://bit.ly/pihapro-vehicle-request-form or come to the Piha Library during our information desk operating hours for assistance.
Information desk operating hours—
Between 10th February and 9th March
Monday: 10am–1pm native trees, and at every cleaning station.
Thursday: 3.30pm–5.30pm Don’t remove soil from, or bring soil into, areas with kauri trees.
One of our event staff will assist you in providing additional Residents Vehicle tracks require sturdy footwear. Please keep on the tracks for your safety. Access Passes and Visitor Access Passes. Numbers may be restricted.
If you require any further information, please email us— firstname.lastname@example.org
Or visit us on our Piha Pro 2020 Locals Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/PihaProLocals/ between Monday 16th of March and Sunday 22nd of March 2020.
There will be beach announcements and music during the surfing competition. Noise control will be in accordance with the district plan.
MAR 16 – 22, 2020 Vehicle speed restrictions will be in place to ensure the safety of residents and visitors throughout the event. The speed will be reduced to 30km/h in busy areas.