Announcements Archive


Wellington Amalgamation Proposal

Date: Feb 25, 2015 4:48:8 AM

mapAlso please take the PPA survey at the bottom of the home page.

Be quick, the deadline for submissions is 2 March 2015.

Find more information about it, including submission details here:

There is a lot of talk about the Super City proposal

PPA Neighbours Day Event

Date: Mar 01, 2015 6:21:48 PM

Please join us there!

Any updates to the event will be posted here, so check back before the day.

This year the PPA has decided to move it’s annual Fish ‘n’ Chip evening to coincide(almost) with Neighbours Day weekend.The event will be at the PPA Hall on Friday 27th March starting at 5.30pm.

BYO Fish & Chips

Tree Protection in Pinehaven

Date: Mar 24, 2015 6:38:8 PM

Here are some example survey answers from PPA members in the pro camp:

The Upper Hutt City Council is interested in hearing your opinion on tree protection in Pinehaven prompted by the imminent abolition of the “blanket tree protection” zoning rules, currently covering parts of Pinehaven. Have your say here: Note: Consultation closes at 5pm on Thursday 02 April 2015.

1. In your opinion, how important are trees to the character of the Conservation and Hill areas?

Very important

We have lived in Pinehaven for 11 years. The amenity of the local area, which derives from the continuous forest cover on the hills that enfold our community, is the main reason we chose to move here from Wellington and why we intend to stay here long term. I know I speak for many in this community when I say that the forested hills are a very highly valued.

2. Please describe the values you associate with trees in the Conservation and Hill areas?

Primarily amenity values, but also biodiversity (even under the mature pine forest there is a robust native understorey), protection of water quality, and erosion control on steep slopes above residential areas.

3. How important do you think it is to provide on-going protection to trees in the Conservation and Hill Zones?

Very important

It is vital that planning provisions continue to protect the integrity of the forest on Pinehaven’s hill slopes. If the forest is to continue providing our community with the ecosystem services outlined in (2) above then it needs to be protected and managed as an integrated unit. Allowing for piecemeal clearance could result in a patchwork of cleared and forested blocks, which would be detrimental to amenity values in particular, and could also elevate erosion and wind-throw risks.

4. How supportive are you of trees on your property being protected?

Very supportive

I must declare here that I live on a subdivided property of 750 square metres and do not own a slice of the mature forest. However we do have two semi-mature native trees that I would be very happy to see protected.

5. Do you have any further comments or concerns you think Council should be aware of?

Besides the immediate local community, Pinehaven’s hills contribute significantly to the amenity of the Silverstream and Heretaunga areas, to the visual continuity of the Eastern Hutt Hills from the western side of the valley, and to the ecological continuity of the Eastern Hutt Hills. I would suggest that the wider community should also have an opportunity for input to this discussion. I know a lot of people in Pinehaven and I can confidently say that the ethic of environmental stewardship is alive and well in this community. I expect that there will be strong support for protecting “our” forest which, while privately owned by multiple small holders, is in aggregate a precious piece of our natural heritage, for this and future generations.

Migrant Emergency Workshop

Date: Mar 25, 2015 4:37:58 AM

Halo – Subsidised traps

Date: Apr 03, 2015 6:53:42 PM

Our aim is to make Wellington New Zealand’s natural capital by making all back yards into safe havens for native wildlife. We already have a number of wildlife hotspots (like Zealandia, Otari-Wilton Bush and Oruaiti Reserve) and now it is time for us to restore the full dawn chorus (which most New Zealanders have never heard) and see wings over all of Wellington.Along with DOC, Wellington City Council and Greater Wellington, the Morgan Foundation has been working to provide Halo Households with cheap and safe predator traps.

Pinehaven is lucky to have considerable amount of bush in our backyard (literally in many cases) and it wold be great if we could all do our part to help control the introduced predators that are currently taking their toll on our native flora and fauna.

For more information about Halo and the subsidised traps, please visit the web site:

PPA Lawns

Date: Jun 13, 2015 6:22:44 AM

We approached Mitre 10 & Masport to see if, and how they could assist and several weeks ago we took possession of our own lawnmower.

With this and a roster of committee members we will be able to continue to keep the lawns presentable.

So a huge THANK YOU to Mitre 10 & Masport for their support.

The lawns at the PPA hall never stop growing and the job of keeping them under control has and will be an on going challenge.

In the past we have been paying for professional services at great cost and for a number of years fortunate to have local, Dave Faulkner provide this free of charge. Unfortunately Dave is no longer able to do this.


Date: Jun 14, 2015 5:21:48 AM

7.15pm Monday 15th June@ Upper Hutt Toastmasters

Kingswood Room, Cnr King & Cairo Sts

Phone Glenys 021 538 375


7.15pm Tuesday 16th June@ Silverstream Toastmasters

Trentham Rifle Club, 1A Freyberg Rd, Trentham

Phone Tania 021 177 8447

Free Entry | Supper Provided | Everyone Welcome!

“Take the Pain out of Presenting” delivered by professional speaker Tony Burns

You are invited to come and experience your local Toastmasters Club including a special keynote presentation:

Pinehaven Art and Craft 2015

Date: Aug 16, 2015 8:59:28 AM

The forty fifth Pinehaven art and craft exhibition is coming up early next month.

New Pinehaven Intersection Survey

Date: Sep 02, 2015 7:50:22 AM

The Upper Hutt City Council have recently finished a new intersection layout for Wyndham and Pinehaven Roads. Please let us know what you think. The survey can be found at the bottom of the Home page

PPA AGM 2015

Date: Oct 02, 2015 2:12:37 AM

handsAll are welcome to attend and participate in the PPA’s 2015 Annual General Meeting.

PPA Community Hall

(7a Forest Road)

Wed, October 28, 7:30pm

CANCELLED – Enduring Powers of Attorney Presentation

Date: Nov 03, 2015 5:6:3 AM

A BALI – Lawyer


Ever wondered what will happen if you become unable to look after yourself or make decisions about your own affairs? Can someone help you look after your affairs? If so, who? What do you need to do if you want someone to help look after your affairs?

Enduring Powers of Attorney is a legal document that allows you to give someone the authority to manage your personal and financial affairs on your behalf if you become unable to make decisions for yourself.

Not having enduring powers of attorney in place can cause your relatives and you a lot of stress in future. It could also result in someone you are not comfortable with managing your personal and financial affairs on your behalf.

Ashika Bali, solicitor based in the Hutt Valley, will be presenting a seminar on Enduring Powers of Attorney addressing the above questions, and more!

This seminar is kindly hosted by the Pinehaven Progressive Association.

When: 7.30pm Tuesday 24 November

Where: PPA Community Hall, 7A Forest Road, Pinehaven, Upper Hutt

RSVP: by email to

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Sir Francis Chichester

Date: Nov 05, 2015 5:58:40 PM

If anyone has any information, please email

Exciting news! Ian Strathcarron of Unicorn Press in the UK is writing a biography of Sir Francis Chichester, who lived in New Zealand from 1920-37. As part of the company Goodwin-Chichester, based at Silverstream, he developed forestry and houses in Pinehaven. Any research assistance would be greatly appreciated and Lord Strathcarron will be visiting Pinehaven in December.