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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March 2015 Newsletter

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.
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Filed under: News on March 11, 2015

Public Meeting For The Future Of Okura

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


Filed under: Events on March 6, 2015

A stunning addition to Long Bay Regional Park

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.
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Filed under: News on February 27, 2015

Okura Forest Festival Saturday 14th February

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

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.
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Filed under: Events on February 4, 2015

A Big Thank You Xams 2014

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.
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Filed under: News on December 18, 2014

Eye in the Sky Video

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.
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Filed under: News on December 5, 2014