Matiu Somes News

Makaro Island
Flora | Fauna | Maintenance

Visit to Makaro Island – November 2016

On 20 November 2016, Graeme Taylor, Shane and Kieran Cotter visited Makaro (Ward) Island. Unfortunately Mark Ormsby, iwi rep, withdrew that morning from joining us. Transport was provided by Emma Dunning, DOC Ranger, ex Matiu/Somes Island. ... Read More >

Diving petrel

Diving Petrel on Matiu/Somes Island

On 4 September 2016, a diving petrel was caught on the fluttering shearwater colony. They have not been recorded on Matiu/Somes Island before. ... Read More >

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Fauna | Stories

Gull Banding 2015 – 2016

What with the weather not playing its part and some key people not being available, we still managed to have two separate groups of volunteers doing what they could to band as many Black-backed Gull chicks as possible. ... Read More >

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Flora | Fauna | Maintenance

Visits to Makaro and Mokopuna Islands

On 8 February 2016, Graeme Taylor, Emma Rowell, Gail Abel and Shane Cotter visited both Makaro (Ward) and Mokopuna (Leper) Island in Wellington Harbour. Transport was provided by Emma Dunning, DOC Ranger, from Matiu/Somes Island. ... Read More >

Fluttering Shearwater in flight
Projects | Programmes | Fauna

Fluttering Shearwater

A three-year project to translocate 237 fluttering shearwater chicks was successfully completed in 2014 ... Read More >

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Programmes | Fauna

Little Penguin (Korora)

A two-stage study of the little penguin was carried out on Matiu/Somes Island from 2007 to 2014 ... Read More >

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Projects | Fauna

Video of Fluttering Shearwater Chick Exercising!!

We've posted a video of chick 35 on its first night outside its burrow .... ... Read More >

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