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.

Inspirational evening with William Pike

A REMINDER: Join us for an Inspirational evening with William Pike Thursday 27th July 2017 Takapuna Normal Intermediate 26 Northcote Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand 0622 7-9pm Come along to hear William’s intriguing tale of near death in a volcanic eruption, having his leg amputated and then using this massive challenge in his life as a springboard to create opportunities…

FOOB’s 4th AGM 16th July 3pm

Our 4th Annual General Meeting is coming up. We will be sharing the big achievements from the past year and discussing what’s on the horizon for this precious stand of coastal forest and the surrounding natural areas. 3pm Sunday 16th July 2017 at the Okura Hall, 81 Okura River Road. Come and taste some of the finest baking in Auckland!…

Great Okura Knockdown

Join us in creating a pest free bufferzone for the Okura Bush. If your property is on the outskirts of Okura Bush and you wish to have a FREE PEST PLAN (weeds and animal pests) drawn up and receive some free product, please contact me: info@okurabush.org.nz. We will be running a few short workshops in which you will qualify for…

CatchIt videos for pest catches

CatchtIt, Rachel Fewster, from the Dept of Statistics, Auckland University, alongside Jonathan Baskett, FOOB’s Pest co-ordinator, record all the pests that are killed in the Okura Bush and surrounding areas. Do have a look at the videos which shows the hot spots of where the catches have been made: CatchIT Graphics for Friends of Okura Bush.

Trappers Report 2017

1. Opening the closed Ridge line Lezette and I met with Simon Matthews, site manager Weiti Station, to discuss access to our closed ridge trapline. Simon reassured us of his commitment to assisting with our trapping program but said that for the next few months access by road to the ridge would be impossible because of continuing road works. He…

Okura Forest Festival 11th Feb 2017 11am – 11pm

HAPPY NEW YEAR. We are looking forward to our 4th annual environmental awareness fundraiser. We need your help to make this another successful event. We are in need of items/services to raffle or auction, foodstuffs for our stall, quality second hand clothes etc. Please donate generously. If you are able to help in any way, please contact info@okurabush.org.nz or 021872222…

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