Author Archives: Chris Bettany

Sign the Petition Now Help Save the Okura Estuary

The Okura Estuary – the last estuary on urban Auckland’s eastern coastline unsullied by urban development – is a special haven to the bird and marine wildlife that lives there. However, all this stands to be destroyed by the Auckland Unitary Plan Hearings Panel’s decision to allow urban development in the area. Please let the Council know that you want the Estuary saved by signing the Long Bay Okura Great Park Society’s petition at
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TV3: Unitary Plan wants intensive housing near scenic reserve

What is more important? Desperately needed houses in Auckland, or a view?

Screened on TV3 last Wednesday night: Unitary Plan wants intensive housing near scenic reserve

The Okura estuary was recognised as one of the seven jewels of Auckland by the regional council a few years ago.

The Unitary Plan panel wants to let a development firm build the houses on a plot of land bordering the estuary, across the harbour from a Department of Conservation reserve and around the bay from a regional park.
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LBOGPS AGM – Sunday 21 August

Long Bay-Okura Great Park Society
Annual General Meeting

2 - 4pm Sunday 21 August
Main Building
Vaughan Park Retreat
1043 Beach Road
Long Bay

Guest speaker: Conrad Pilditch, Biological Sciences Professor from Waikato University, talking about the value of estuaries and how they need to be protected. He is familiar with the Okura Estuary.
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