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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 https://www.change.org/p/save-the-okura-estuary
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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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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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