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Hauturu (Little Barrier Island)

Hauturu (Little Barrier Island)

Hauturu, which means ‘resting place of the winds’, was acquired by the government as a nature reserve in 1894 and the last Ngātiwai family evicted. However Ngātiwai people have a continuing relationship with ‘Little Barrier Island’ as it is known. They have been involved in environmental programmes on the island such as the eradication of the kiore, the Polynesian rat.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Whangārei tribes - Land loss', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 March 2023)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017