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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Movie Night Sunday 17 May

Fundraising Event for the Long Bay Okura Great Parks Society.

Your chance to see “NOBLE” at the Bridgeway Theatre

Please help us fundraise by encouraging friends and family to join us at the cinema for the preview of NOBLE

DATE: Sunday 17th May @ 6.30pm
VENUE: The Bridgeway Theatre, Queen Street, Northcote.
COST: Tickets are $20ea.

NOBLE PREVIEW - Christina Noble overcomes the harsh difficulties of her childhood in Ireland to discover
her destiny on the streets of Saigon. A true story. 1hr 40mins, M (violence, offensive language and sex
scenes). Cast Deirdre O'Kane, Sarah Greene, Gloria Cramer Curtis
Please contact Lezette on 021 872222 or to reserve your tickets.

Filed under: News on May 12, 2015

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