Category: General

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…

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.…

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…

FOOB Christmas Cheer

A Wonder filled festive season to you All. Thank you to each and everyone of you for helping out in your own way. Because of our volunteer hours and the money you’ve given this year, we’ve had a great bird count, even sighting Tomtits and Brown quails. Keep an eye out for breeding seabirds and stay away from their nesting…

Progress Report on Okura Walkway Construction

When I was invited to accompany Alistair Smith from DOC on an inspection of the new Okura Walkway track upgrade last Friday, I jumped at the chance. At this time of year, when the kowhais are flowering, sections of the track are covered in a carpet of golden flowers, and dozens of drunken tui serenade walkers as they pass by.…

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