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Featured in Foundation North Storyboard 2017-18

FOOB was honoured to be one of the organisations spotlighted in a recent report by funding organisation Foundation North. Their financial support is helping to restore and protect the forest surrounding the Okura Bush Walkway. “Friends of Okura Bush is grateful that Foundation North is helping preserve and protect the integrity of one of the last stands of old-growth coastal…

Environment Court win for Okura!!

Environment Court rules in our favour! This is a HUGE WIN for the people and wildlife of New Zealand! The rolling green hills on the South side of the Esuary from the Okura Bush will not be developed into 1000’s of houses. The Environment Court has declined Okura Holdings’ appeal adjacent to the Long Bay Okura Marine Reserve! This has…

Stuff: Kauri dieback solution upsets residents

On Stuff today: Kauri dieback solution upsets residents An Auckland advocacy group is shocked by plans to lay plastic on a popular walkway. Friends of Okura Bush has been campaigning for four years for a boardwalk track but the Conservation Department (DOC) plans to install geoweb; a strong plastic filled with bark and covered with gravel. Co-ordinator Geoff Reid was…

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