Great Barrier investments

By . Photography by Shaun Lee. 2016 december

Great Barrier Island has a new Department of Conservation base at Okiwi, rebuilt and redeveloped following damage in the June 2014 cyclone.

Following the storm DOC has invested more than $2.5 million repairing tracks and facilities on the island.

Meanwhile, community trusts on Kotuku Peninsula, which includes Glenfern Sanctuary, and at Windy Hill Rosalie Bay have received funding of $108,000 to advance conservation work.

Rare species such as the black and Cooks petrels, pateke and chevron skink cannot survive without intensive pest control.

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