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 are starting to show signs of stress as the compression of gravel and the spread of mud continues to increase.
Ceremony will start at 7am Saturday 12th of May
Okura Walkway, Haigh Access Road, Auckland.
Everyone is welcome!! Please come to show your support towards this place of natural wonder.
Refreshments will be provided by DoC.
Friends of Okura Bush look forward to working together with local Iwi, Council, the Conservation Department and Hibiscus and Bays Local Board in setting up a trust for the funding and management of this taonga (treasure)