Author: Lezette Reid

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 17-02-2018

North Shores biggest environmental awareness music festival! A fun day out for all the whole family! Come and get involved in a variety of workshops, browse our delightful eco friendly stalls, sample a delicious range of local food stalls and enjoy some amazing bands! BAND LINEUP: MICE ON STILTS HANS. HARRY PARSONS UNGUS UNGUS UNGUS With many more to come!…

All the Best for the Festive Season from FOOB

Wishing you all a wonderful season with family and friends. Thanks for your support this last year towards restoring this coastal forest gem. The bird monitoring went off well in October, thanks to Gina Wilson, despite a bit of rain. It’s wonderful to hear so many more birds out there and also lovely to hear people commenting on that too.…

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…

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