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.

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…

Okura Bush Rāhui Press Release

PRESS RELEASE: (Watch the video here) Friends of Okura Bush Local environmentalists applaud Okura rāhui to protect kauri and old-growth forest. Auckland environmentalists are strongly supporting a rāhui being placed on Okura Bush by local iwi Te Kawerau a Maki, Ngati Manuhiri and Ngati Rehua to stop the spread of kauri dieback disease and protect the rare, old-growth coastal forest.…

Okura Bush Rahui

A rāhui is being placed after many years of advocating for adequate track infrastructure through this rare and sensitive old growth coastal forest. We fully support the closure lead by tribal authority Te Kawerau ā Maki. In the past few years this track has experienced an increase in visitor numbers by the tens of thousands. Many trees along the walkway…

Okura Forest Festival 2018 – Highly Successful

The 2018 Okura Forest festival was a huge success. An event that was enjoyed by both the public and the volunteers involved. The event ran from 11am till 11pm on the 17th of Feb. We raised over $17,000! It will be put into ensuring this natural area stays as natural as possible. A big thanks to the many many volunteers…

Trappers Report 2017

Trap lines: The wet weather over winter has been difficult for trappers but trapping has continued over most lines. The Ridge Line, along the fence bordering the Weiti station, remains closed due to access problems during earth works on the station. August to January has seen low catches and the same trend is evident this year. The entry to the…

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