Today’s photo shows one of the last great wilderness areas of the Auckland region — Aotea/Great Barrier Island.
Right now there’s a proposal afoot to declare a conservation park on the island and you’ve got less than a fortnight left to let us know what you think about the idea.
The proposal is for the 15,000 hectares of public conservation land on Aotea/Great Barrier Island, currently stewardship land, to be designated a new conservation park.
The legal effect of this change would be greater protection for the island’s flora and fauna, while still allowing for recreation opportunities.
More information about the proposed Aotea/Great Barrier Island conservation park, including an online submission form
This photo was taken by Alexander Kluge | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
GREAT BARRIER ISLAND should be classified as a Consevation Park.
I realize when I sent my short submission on Gt Barrier Island.
I forgot to add my Ph. No .03 3790 316
I also forgot to add that we [our family ] have owned Lot 13 Vivian Bay Kawau Island since 1938
And my sister Diana and I have owned this land since about 1970.
Please could you combeign this with my earlier submission.
1619 Tekoa Rd,
Ps Please could you count this as a submission.
That Great Barrier Island should be a a Conservation Park under the Conservation Act 1987.
Kia ora Lesley. We’ve passed your comment on to DOC’s Auckland team – they’ll ensure your submission is included in the mix. Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback!
1619 Tekoa Road ,
Please count this as a submission .
I consider that making Great Barrier Island a Conservation Park would be very appropriate.
It fulfils the criteria set out in the Conservation Act.
It has wonderful indigenous fauna and flora eg Pohutakawa, parakeets, woodpigeons and wonderful sea life..
PS I have never been to Great Barrier Island but have always wanted to.
When on the Nature conservation Council we had the issue of Whales and the people of the main /only town
on Great Barrier Island being so helpful.