North Shore Tramping Club
Te Hauturu-o-Toi / Little Barrier Island is New Zealand's first nature reserve, established in 1896 and a safe haven for a multitude of critically endangered species.
Approximately 40 species of rare or endangered birds, 14 reptile and 2 bat species, and more than 400 native plants flourish in this pest-free sanctuary.
Only 300 visitors per year are allowed on the island. The NSTC members Annika and Falk successfully applied for a permission to visit this amazing place. They will give us some insights into the intense biosecurity preparation, their work with the ranger in the Tuatara enclosure, their evening kiwi spotting tour and their full day tramp on the island.
Everyone is welcome. The social evenings are a great way of connecting, and staying in touch with all your NSTC tramping friends. Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of every second month.
A light supper is provided.
Location: Senior Citizens Hall (behind Massimo cafe), 7 The Strand, Takapuna. See here for how to find the hall.