Our photo of the week shows off the spectacular view from Hirakimata / Mt Hobson on Great Barrier Island Aotea.
Aotea Conservation Park was opened on Great Barrier Island Aotea on Friday, the first such park in the Auckland region.
The park, which was created by reclassifying stewardship land, covers more than 12,000 hectares or 43% of Great Barrier Island.
The park will enable increased public access to the island’s breath-taking beauty, while safeguarding its natural treasures and unique species, including the chevron skink, the North Island kākā, the pāteke/brown teal and black petrel and the Great Barrier tree daisy, which is found only on the island.
Photo: Andris Apse ©