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Geoweb track no good for kauri

Friends of Okura Bush (FOOB) are concerned that the planned upgrade of the walkway by the Department of Conservation (DOC) will be detrimental to the health of the Okura Bush Scenic Reserve. Furthermore, the same engineering is to be applied to all track upgrades across New Zealand and is likely to lead to long-term damage to forests across the country.…

Track Assessment by Stephen King

At the Request of ‘Friends of Okura Bush’ I conducted a field inspection of the current track in March 2016 to assess issues and required improvements to ensure adequate protection of forest canopy trees. The inspection took place with Geoffrey and Lezette Reid and with a copy of currently proposed treatments supplied to them by the Department of Conservation.

Track Diversion Proposal

Not long after the track upgrade a few years ago, the sea began washing away a section of trail, just before the last set of steps which climb up out of the bush to the clifftop at the south end of Karepiro Bay. At the last FOOB committee meeting, Keith Gell from DOC told us that a diversion has recently…

The DOC reserve – Sunday Star Times

FOOB received a fantastic write-up in the “Backyard Battlers” section of the Sunday Star Times this weekend. There is some great aerial photography in the video here on Stuff: The DOC Reserve Excerpt from the article: Other local environmental groups are unhappy about the 150-house Weiti Bay development springing up on Okura Bush’s northern edge and the intensification of housing…

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