Author Archives: Chris Bettany

Last estuary on North Shore under threat

The Okura Estuary at the northern end of the North Shore is the last estuary on the North Shore in good condition. Its waters have not been degraded and it provides a healthy environment for abundant marine life. Dolphin and whales have been seen playing in the waters and it is an important breeding ground for migratory birds such as the godwits. But it is under threat with the development of the Auckland Unitary Plan.
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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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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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Welcome to our new website

We are proud and excited to announce the ‘going live’ of our new website. This has many more features than our previous one and will enable your committee to keep you more regularly informed of the any news, the issues we are dealing with, background information, coming events, links to other relevant organisations and websites, and other things relevant to the Society.
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