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The Long Bay-Okura Great Park Society’s mission is to benefit the local community and all Aucklanders by protecting and enhancing the Long Bay Regional Park, the Long Bay-Okura Marine Reserve, and surrounding land reserves and water tributaries.

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Long Bay - Okura Great Park Society


The Long Bay Okura Great Park Society was formed in 1996 to convince local, regional and central government to work together with us for the creation of a 1000 acre Great Park at Long Bay - Okura in North Auckland. In order to preserve this coastline this vision still remains however due to the impact on impending urbanisation of the area our efforts are now concentrated on saving the existing rural aspect and environmental values of the present parkland and protecting the adjacent marine reserve. We are always grateful for donation to help the environmental work being done by the society to protect the Long Bay Okura Marine and Land Reserves. Click here to Donate. All donations are tax-deductible and will receive a tax receipt. 

2024 Newsletter

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Thank you to Raewyn Peart from EDS for speaking at our AGM in April

Guest speaker Raewyn Peart, Policy Director for the Environmental Defence Society (EDS), spoke about the current changes to our environmental policies, the state of the Hauraki gulf, and how this affects the Long Bay Okura Marine Reserve and coastline. For over four decades EDS has been fighting for the protection of the New Zealand environment, developing policy, litigating environmentally significant cases, and advancing education through publications and conferences. Raewyn Peart has been at the forefront of this work. We were indeed very privileged to have Raewyn at our recent AGM and we will be posting videos from her talk on this website and our facebook page in the near future. 

Long Bay Regional Park Planting Day 19 May, 10am, Site 4

This year we will be working with Auckland Council to do erosion protection planting above the dunes - a continuation of last year’s planting. Everyone is welcome to join in.

Please bring gardening gloves if you have them, water bottle and wear suitable footwear. Spades will be provided but you might like to bring a favourite gardening implement. Thank you to Auckland Council for your support of this important day. Please SIGN UP HERE for this volunteering event.