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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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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Okura Fun Canoe Day

Fun all the family
A chance to experience canoeing on the beautiful Okura Estuary – beginners welcome.

When: This Sunday, 29 May Midday – 2 pm (weather permitting)
Where: End of Okura River Road, Okura
Cost: By donation

Proceeds go to protecting the Long Bay-Okura Marine Reserve and surrounding area
Thank you to our sponsors Hibiscus and Bays Local Board and Canoe and Kayak

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