FIRST PUBLISHED at Newsroom on FEB 2, 2023 COMMENT by Pat Baskett, an Auckland writer and climate activist. We must protect what the cats drag in ‘Where once the Karepiro chenier hosted dotterel and oystercatcher nests there could soon be sandcastles, and how many cats?’ Pat Baskett looks at our ongoing contribution to the Sixth Extinction.
Jo and Bernard were interviewed by TV3 recently about the problem with cats predating endangered birds at Karepiro Bay. Newshub: Auckland Council tells conservation group to stop live-trapping cats
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 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…
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.
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
In the Rodney Times 25th July 2017 Tonnes of sediment from developments around coastal Auckland are landing up in our waterways, and the system supposed to stop the pollution is “broken”, says councillor Wayne Walker.
In the June 2016 Torbay Newsletter, page 11 : Threatened Kauri under attack from DOC shortcuts Friends of Okura Bush spokesperson Geoff Reid says: “We have witnessed destruction caused by contractors hired by DOC to build tracks in the past. Inadequate design, and lack of professional supervision has resulted in many tree deaths in this coastal gem”