We have a vision to restore the biodiversity of the Okura Bush shoreline and surrounds.

Kauri dieback, invasive weeds and pest animals threaten this area. Our mission is to engage the community in the control of predator mammals and invasive weeds, and to eventually restore the ecosystem. Department of Conservation (DOC), Auckland Council (AC), neighbours and the community - all working together - are critical to the success of this project.

Featured in Foundation North Storyboard 2017-18

FOOB was honoured to be one of the organisations spotlighted in a recent report by funding organisation Foundation North. Their financial support is helping to restore and protect the forest surrounding the Okura Bush Walkway. “Friends of Okura Bush is grateful that Foundation North is helping preserve and protect the integrity of one of the last stands of old-growth coastal…

Wilderness Connecton Day 21st March 2020

Guided ecology walks, forest restoration, kai & live music! Come along and learn about how we can protect our last remaining wild places. This is a day to gain a deeper understanding of our natural world and the steps we can take to restore and protect it. However, the information provided is not specific to the local area, so all…

Okura Forest Festival 2020 Workshop Times

Our beautiful World needs your help! Okura Forest Festival 2020’s astonishing workshops will inspire you to make our planet a better place! Here’s the full lineup Get your ticket now to attend one of the incredible workshops that are on offer at OFF2020. The “bio’s” of the speakers follow on from the poster. Dr Mike Joy – The future of…

Spring 2019 Bird News

Winter is over, the days are lengthening, and the Northern Hemisphere migrants are starting to arrive. The beach is a dynamic place and winter storms have helped reshape it. At the northern end the creek has eaten into the bank by Dacre’s Cottage and removed areas that Variable Oystercatchers have bred in, but a new spit has started to form…

AGM 2019 Reports

Here are the reports from FOOB’s 6th Annual General Meeting held on Sunday 28th July 2019 at 3pm. We are so blessed to have such a wonderful supportive community engaged in restoring the biodiversity in this neck of the woods. We’d love to hear your questions and ideas after you read this. Chairpersons Report: Threats/Solutions: We are working hard to…

Celebrate at Okura Forest Festival this Saturday!

This Saturday, 16th February, celebrate our natural world and enjoy amazing music with your family and friends at Auckland’s largest environmental awareness music festival! As well as a full afternoon and evening of dazzling main stage artists, you can get involved in a fascinating range of workshops, browse our delightful eco-friendly stalls and sample sumptuous local food! Buy your tickets…

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