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.

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Stunning drone footage highlights Okura values threatened by development

Okura estuary from the air and under water - showcasing the marine life, endangered birds, and stunning landscape and recreational values that are still under threat by development. Take a virtual walk through this special coastal forest, see it "like the godwit flies" , and hear visitors describe why they support our fight to keep greedy development away.
Your support is still critically important: donate on our givealittle page

Filed under: News   January 8, 2017

Calling anyone willing to help – Meeting Okura Hall 4pm Sunday 13 November


If you can help in organising events like, movie nights or dinners, helping with selling raffle tickets by organising a group or selling them yourself, cooking, baking, phoning or organising Okura Needs You. We need you to help raise funds to Save Okura. If you have any other fundraising activities you can think of bring them along and our dedicated team will help get them going.

We will be showing the brand new “ David and Goliath” movie that showcases the Okura Estuary.
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Filed under: News   November 10, 2016

Okura Canoe Evening! 30 October

Don't forget the fun event Sunday 30 October 6-8 PM: Canoe evening at the end of Okura River Road. Come and give it a go! Tours running all evening. BBQ!

Filed under: Events   October 28, 2016

Please Donate to Save the Marine Reserve

Dear Supporters,

A few days ago we saw a fur seal frolicking at the mouth of the Okura Estuary! Sadly, it’s not good news for the plight of this lovely seal. Last week we shared the upsetting news that Todd Property Group will be going to the Environment Court to try to force through intensive development on the shores of the Estuary and the Long Bay Okura Marine Reserve.

In response, this week, the Long Bay Okura Great Park Society lodged an appeal against Todd Property’s development.

Now we really need your help to raise the funds for our Court costs. If you haven’t already, please assist us by making a donation to the Society’s Givealittle page
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We believe our expenses in the Environment Court will be in the range of $300,000. If all of our supporters put in $100 this would be an amazing contribution to these costs.

Many thanks for your help!

Filed under: News   October 2, 2016