Links and Articles.
No website is an island (pardon the pun), and the internet exists on links. So here is a list of links you may find of interest.
Auckland Regional Council has a page on Rangitoto Island on their website.
The Department of Conservation have an extensive website with many links to other events and projects throughout New Zealand.
RIBCA (Rangitoto Island Bach Community Association Inc.), a separate organisation with a different philosophy have their own website
Motutapu Restoration Trust
Across the causeway at Islington Bay. Motutapu Island is being re-planted by an enthusistic trust with a re-newed sense of strategic direction. The website is www.motutapu.org.nz and like us welcome volunteers for their activities including propagation and planting.
Fullers operates a daily ferry service from Auckland City and Devonport
An article on the Rangitoto baches by Bookabach
Wreck Bay and the adjacent coastline of Rangitoto is a graveyard for at least 13 ships that were dumped on the island between 1887 and 1947.
www.manawa.org.nz - Co-ordinating Aucklands Conservation groups
Motuihe Project was established in 2000 by members of the community in conjunction with the Department of Conservation. It was inspired by the vision of the island’s resident concessionaire. A community trust was formed and a Restoration Plan devised to drive the restoration of New Zealand’s unique flora and fauna to this island.
Located 30km north east of central Auckland and just 4km from the end of Whangaparaoa Peninsula, Tiritiri Matangi Island is one of New Zealand's most important and exciting conservation projects.
Article on the baches on www.historic.org.nz - Summer 2003
Conservation volunteers focus is providing a web based platform for environment groups, volunteers, and for all those interested in the environment. It is their aim to increase environmental awareness, to encourage a greater sharing of information and knowledge, and to encourage community and Overseas participation.
Rangitoto articles on the web