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Muriwai gannets

Muriwai gannets

Gannets began breeding at Muriwai in the 1900s. The colony has expanded from Oaia Island, 1.6 kilometres off the coast, to nearby Motutara Island, a rock stack (right). In 1979 the birds also moved to a headland at Otakamiro (left).

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Photograph by Les Molloy

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Margaret McClure, 'Auckland places - Waitākere Ranges', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16114/muriwai-gannets (accessed 22 May 2019)

Story by Margaret McClure, updated 5 Aug 2016