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When students from Te Wharekura o Tauranga Moana visited Whirinaki Te Pua a Tāne Conservation Park recently , Atamira Tumarae-Nuku accompanied them as their guide for the day.

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Today’s photo shows one of the last great wilderness areas of the Auckland region — Aotea/Great Barrier Island.

Aotea/Great Barrier Island. Photo: Alexander Kluge | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

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

John Robinson who took this picture while mountain biking beside Lake Hāwea, in Hāwea Conservation Park, Otago.

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