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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…

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…

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