The Long Bay - Okura Great Park Society was formed in 1996 to convince local, regional and central government to work together with us for the creation of a 1,000 acre Great Park at Long Bay in North Auckland. More about the society.
Next Saturday, the Friends of Okura Bush are holding a Forest Festival, and the Long Bay - Okura Great Park Society will have a stall there. Drop by and say hello if you are a member. Enjoy a bit of local culture at this annual community event.
Live kiwi bands, choice food, arts and crafts
Time: 11am – 11pm
Location: 81 Okura River Road – in the park next to the hall.
These shocking photos of clay sediment running down the creek at the north end of Long Bay Beach were posted to our Facebook page in December.
Fine clay particles from the earthworks behind the park are pouring down into the sea, where they will spread in a layer on top of the sand throughout the entire marine reserve.
Dear wonderful friends and supporters
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Recently I sent out a letter to our supporters, present and past, explaining that in the process of the Auckland Council’s developing its Auckland Unitary Plan there is a risk that much of what you all had fought for in protecting the waters and beautiful landscapes of Long Bay and Okura could be lost. We also had a public meeting to which about eighty people came at short notice.
Ever wondered what the development excavation beside Long Bay Regional Park looks like?
Here's a birds eye view in high definition, filmed by Roger Clifton.
Roger Clifton has uploaded videos of the entire LBOGPS meeting at MERC last weekend recorded in high definition, for those who were unable to attend.
Public meeting on 23 November for saving the Society's hard fought for achievements.
How the Unitary Plan could put the Society’s achievements in jeopardy
With the coming together of the various Auckland cities and councils to form a Supercity, the Auckland Council had to develop a draft plan to standardise the many rules and policies that had applied across the region. This plan was to determine the shape of Auckland for the years to come. Continue reading
Long Bay Okura Great Park Society in legal process to protect the Marine Reserve and Park
The Long Bay Okura Marine Reserve, and the beautiful landscape and the rural ambience of Long Bay Regional Park are at risk of losing their protections from the impact of the Long Bay development because of challenges presented in the Auckland Unitary Plan process.