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.

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…

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…

Okura Forest Festival 16th Feb 2019

An outstanding line up of local and international musicians hitting Okura for Auckland’s largest environmental awareness fundraiser, the Okura Forest Festival. Workshops include New Zealand’s Dr Mike Joy (Fresh Water scientist), Dr Robin Kelly (Health effects from 5G technology) and more. For tickets, info and updates, check out okuraforest festival.com and please share the event page on FB https://www.facebook.com/OkuraForestFestival/

Bird news from the Beach

Bird News from the Beach By Bernard Micheux It’s definitely the time for changing of the guards down at Karepiro Beach with the winter migrant South Island Pied Oystercatchers down to 26 birds from a winter high of 325. There has been a steady decline since September as birds started leaving to breed on the braided rivers of Hawke’s Bay…

AGM 2018 Chairperson’s Report

AGM Report 2018 FOOB: Sunday 12th August 3.30pm Chairpersons Report: Thanks to all of you, our supporters and our dedicated volunteers, we are now seeing and hearing a difference not only whilst walking the Okura Bush track between Haigh Access Road and Duck Creek Road in Stillwater but in the surrounding areas too. THREATS/SOLUTIONS: Flora & Fauna bio invasives We…

Environment Court win for Okura!!

Environment Court rules in our favour! This is a HUGE WIN for the people and wildlife of New Zealand! The rolling green hills on the South side of the Esuary from the Okura Bush will not be developed into 1000’s of houses. The Environment Court has declined Okura Holdings’ appeal adjacent to the Long Bay Okura Marine Reserve! This has…

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