Author: Lezette Reid

Children’s Book Launch 17th Sept 3pm

17th September 3pm Okura Hall, Okura River Road, Okura Fun event for families celebrating the release of a local kids book about the birds of Okura. Art / craft competition with spot prizes and refreshments. Help raise funds for Friends of Okura Bush, who do an amazing job educating people and looking after the local fauna and flora along the…

Okura Hills and Estuary Saved!

Awesome News! Council voted to keep the Rural Urban Boundary where it is!! It was great to see that the councillors placed more value on protecting the Okura environment than on development. We can now continue to enjoy the tranquility of the Okura Marine Reserve and it’s magical surrounds.

Stand up to protect Unique Okura Estuary

Stand up to Protect the Unique Okura Estuary. Meet on Monday at 10.45am in the Council Chambers, Town Hall, Queen Street. Please help us on this momentous occasion and stand up against urbanisation destroying the precious Okura Estuary. This Monday Council will make their final decision on whether they will allow urban development on the southern side of Okura Estuary.…

Bird Count Training Day 3rd Sept. 9am-Noon

Hello everyone, Yes it is getting close to our annual October bird count. Thank you to everyone who participated last year. What a wonderful time we had counting the different types of bird song in Okura Bush. Welcome to the new volunteers. We look forward to meeting you at our training session. We are very fortunate to have Sarah Wells…

Threatened kauri under attack from DOC shortcuts

MEDIA RELEASE: The Department of Conservation (DOC) plans to go ahead with track building shortcuts that experts and locals say will increase pressure on kauri trees already at risk of kauri dieback, a deadly root infection. DOC is rolling out work in the upper North Island for 750kms of kauri forest tracks. The proposal in the Okura Forest Scenic Reserve, just south of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula,…

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