Archives For Great Barrier Island

Two weeks in dense Great Barrier Island forest isn’t everyone’s thing, but for the nationally vulnerable seabird, the takoketai/black petrel, this is where they hang out to breed. This is also where Sir Peter Blake-DOC Ambassador James Ranstead is studying them.

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Staff on Great Barrier Island/Aotea were recently given a helping hand by Auckland Botanic Gardens staff, to identify native plants and collect seeds to help mitigate the impact of myrtle rust.

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2017 has been a big year for DOC and conservation. We look back at some of our stories over the year.

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The final track on Great Barrier Island reopened recently, marking the end of work to restore damage caused by the June 2014 storm.

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Christine and Barry Stephenson share their experience volunteering as DOC camp hosts on Great Barrier Island/Aotea.

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Great Barrier Island is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream, but in October 1894 it was the site of one of New Zealand’s worst shipwrecks with around 130 lives lost.

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Aotea Conservation Park was opened on Great Barrier Island on Friday, the first such park in Auckland.

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