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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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: News 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

Long Bay – Okura and the Auckland Unitary Plan

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

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Your help needed urgently

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.
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Filed under: News on October 21, 2014