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).
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Department of Conservation
Photograph by Les Molloy
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