Story: Stewart Island/Rakiura

Tītī/Muttonbird islands

The Tītī/Muttonbird Islands are groups of islands north-east, east and south-west of Stewart Island/Rakiura which are home to hundreds of thousands of tītī (muttonbirds or sooty shearwaters). Rakiura Māori have the right to gather tītī chicks on the 36 islands in April and May each year.

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Sources: Regulation 2, Titi (Muttonbird) Islands Regulations 1978 and Schedule 106, Ngai Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998

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Carl Walrond, 'Stewart Island/Rakiura - Stewart Island places: east and south', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 June 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 1 May 2015