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Tiritiri Matangi sanctuary

Tiritiri Matangi sanctuary

Tiritiri Matangi island was made an open bird sanctuary in 1971. Since then volunteers have planted tens of thousands of native trees to restore the habitat and encourage bird life, including this stand of hardy, fast-growing cabbage trees.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Jock Phillips

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Margaret McClure, 'Auckland places - Whangaparāoa', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16068/tiritiri-matangi-sanctuary (accessed 29 March 2017)

Story by Margaret McClure, updated 5 Aug 2016