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.
Volunteers Required for Tree Planeting
Dear Long Bay-Okura Great Park supporters...
The Society is deeply concerned that some of what so many of us fought for in the past may be lost. As I have told you in previous newsletters, the process of developing the Auckland Unitary Plan has put the protections we achieved for Long Bay and Okura in danger of being overturned.
Wednesday March 11th 7.30 – 9.30pm Okura Hall (81 Okura River Rd 0792)
Long Bay Okura Great Park Society to make a presentation surrounding both the Unitary plan & Todds' development plans for the area.
Friends of Okura Bush
to make a presentation on their progress & developments for a pest free Okura
Congratulations, all supporters and friend of the Long Bay-Okura Great Park Society. You made it possible.
Last month some past and present members of the executive committee were invited to a small ceremony hosted by the Auckland Council to celebrate the transfer of the Heritage Protection Area of the Long Bay Structure Plan (fondly known as the HPA) to public ownership.
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.