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Restoring Auckland's Ancient Island Sanctuary

The community restoration effort on Motutapu is without parallel in New Zealand

The Motutapu Restoration Trust’s work provides opportunities for people of all ages to engage in and be actively involved in conservation and to better understand and appreciate heritage values through the restoration of Motutapu.

The Motutapu project started in 1993 in consultation with other interested groups. Together with Rangitoto, Motutapu represented an incredible opportunity for ecological restoration close to New Zealand's largest metropolitan center which could contribute significantly to threatened species’ survival in New Zealand.

The Trust works in an appreciated relationship with the island's Iwi, Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki and with Department of Conservation.


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