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…
A report of an recent field inspection of the Okura Marine Reserve by Coastal & Freshwater Ecologist Treffery Barnett has fallen into our hands. The news about cockles is bad.
The chairman of Te Papa museum is threatening defamation action over protests outside the museum against his 864-hectare waterfront development, near Okura Marine Reserve.
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…
Long Bay-Okura Marine Reserve at risk from pollution, run-off and incompetence Approved for release by Lezette Reid, Chair of Friends of Okura Bush (FOOB), 12th September 2017
Surveys show that conservation is a top voter concern (Stuff.co.nz / Massey UniversityElection Survey). The North Shore branch of Forest and Bird will host a political panel on 4 September, to quiz candidates on their parties’ policies regarding freshwater, climate change, biodiversity and habitat loss, and working with public agencies such as the Department of Conservation.
This morning DOC ranger John Chambers and two contractors began work on some much needed track repairs. The walkway will be closed until the 1st September further notice.