Aerial photo of the length of Medlands Beach and Oruawharo Bay, Great Barrier Island.

  PICTURED: Bluegreen boost for Barrier  

Barrier announcements

By . Photography by Auckland Council. 2015 june

Two important conservation milestones were announced on Great Barrier Island/ Aotea during the National Party’s Bluegreens Forum held in Tryphena in April.

The Aotea Conservation Park was opened, formally protecting 12,000ha or more than 40% of the island for future generations.

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry also announced a planned acquisition of Glenfern Sanctuary on the Kotuku Peninsula—legacy of the late Tony Bouzaid—in a partnership between DOC and Auckland Council.

Securing Glenfern Sanctuary’s Future

www.beehive.govt.nz/release/aotea-conservationpark-opened

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