We ap­plaud the en­ergy and per­sis­tence of Auck­land Coun­cil...

Boating NZ - - Boat World - For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Bron­wen Turner on 021 203 6428.

Re­search af­firms this need, show­ing that 75 per­cent of Auck­lan­ders’ re­cre­ation is in­for­mal – bik­ing, walk­ing and en­joy­ing beaches – with only 25 per­cent in­volved in or­gan­ised sport. The is­land was sold by Ngati Ta­mat­era in 1840 to set­tlers John Lo­gan Camp­bell and Wil­liam Brown.

Since then it has had a suc­ces­sion of own­ers, cul­mi­nat­ing in the pur­chase in 1955 by for­mer mayor and brew­ing mag­nate Sir Ernest Davis. Davis gifted the is­land to the Mayor, Coun­cil­lors and peo­ple of Auck­land in 1955.

The is­land has been man­aged for the city by the Hau­raki Gulf Mar­itime Park Board and the De­part­ment of Con­ser­va­tion, but from 2 Fe­bru­ary 2018, Auck­land Coun­cil will re­sume man­age­ment. A group of vol­un­teers is be­ing formed to as­sist in eco­log­i­cal restora­tion of the is­land.

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