Photo of the week: Governor-General in the Auckland Islands

Department of Conservation —  04/03/2015

Our favourite photos this week come from the Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mataparae, who recently visited the Auckland Islands with researchers and DOC staff.

During the five-day visit the Auckland Islands defied their usual reputation for terrible weather and the Governor-General was able to complete all of his busy programme including a tour of Enderby Island, a visit to Second World War coast-watchers’ huts and participation in scientific research activities.

The Auckland Islands are part of New Zealand’s subantarctic islands and are considered to be one of the few relatively pristine groups of islands in the world.