Our commitment

As a formally constituted conservation Trust, we are committed to protecting Te Hauturu-o-Toi Little Barrier Island as a nature reserve of international importance; contributing to the protection of the island's endangered, threatened, or rare species of flora and fauna, and by supporting scientific research and survey of the island and its biotic communities.

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Our Beautiful Hauturu

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Since it was founded 1997, the Little Barrier Island (Hauturu) Supporters' Trust has played a significant part in the preservation of Hauturu as an internationally important Nature Reserve.

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Extraordinary Fauna

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On Hauturu, since the early 1990’s, DOC has run an intensive captive management programme for Little Barrier tuatara, so as to provide for their future release into the natural environment.

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Volunteer Visits are Vital

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The Trust's primary objective is to contribute to the preservation of the indigenous values of the island and the realisation of its full potential as a wildlife sanctuary.

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WHAT WE DO

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Regular Working Weekends

Our weekends are a happy mix of voluntary work (on Saturday) and walking, bird-watching, botanising, even swimming or fishing (on Sunday).

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Funding for Essential Projects

The Trust raises funds to assist selected projects on the island. It is also helping to educate the public on conservation issues pertinent to the island.

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Te Hauturu-o-Toi

The Maori name 'Te Hauturu-o-Toi', translates as ‘resting place of the wind’.

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