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.
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. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →
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.
Band at 2014 Okura Forest Festival
Live kiwi bands, choice food, arts and crafts
Time: 11am – 11pm
Location: 81 Okura River Road – in the park next to the hall. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →