Story: Auckland places

Goat Island (1st of 2)

Goat Island

Goat Island is named after the goats released by early European seafarers, to provide food for those who became marooned. In 1975 the waters around the island were made New Zealand’s first marine reserve, Cape Rodney–Ōkakari Point Marine Reserve. Since then it has been used for fisheries research and as a training ground for recreational divers.

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Margaret McClure, 'Auckland places - Warkworth', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16055/goat-island (accessed 20 August 2019)

Story by Margaret McClure, updated 5 Aug 2016