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Restoring Auckland's Ancient Island Sanctuary

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

About the Island

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 unrivalled opportunity for ecological restoration close to a metropolitan centre which could contribute significantly to threatened species’ survival in New Zealand.

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You get a day out of the city, enjoy fresh air and exercise, meet new people while doing something really worthwhile. Help to create a legacy for the future.

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