As a formally constituted conservation Trust, we are committed to protecting Te Hauturu-o-Toi Little Barrier Island as a nature reserve of international importance; contributing to the protection of the island's endangered, threatened, or rare species of flora and fauna, and by supporting scientific research and survey of the island and its biotic communities.
Since it was founded 1997, the Little Barrier Island (Hauturu) Supporters' Trust has played a significant part in the preservation of Hauturu as an internationally important Nature Reserve.
On Hauturu, since the early 1990’s, DOC has run an intensive captive management programme for Little Barrier tuatara, so as to provide for their future release into the natural environment.
WHAT WE DO
Regular Working Weekends
Our weekends are a happy mix of voluntary work (on Saturday) and walking, bird-watching, botanising, even swimming or fishing (on Sunday).
Funding for Essential Projects
The Trust raises funds to assist selected projects on the island. It is also helping to educate the public on conservation issues pertinent to the island.
The Maori name 'Te Hauturu-o-Toi', translates as ‘resting place of the wind’.