Hauturu: History, flora and fauna of Little Barrier Island was launched at the Auckland Museum on Tuesday 17 September in a fantastic event with a range of guest speakers, including editors Lyn Wade and Dick Veitch, and Trust Patron Ruud Kleinpaste. 

Representatives of Ngati Whatua Orākei and Ngati Manuhiri welcomed the crowd of several hundred attendees and highlighted the importance of Hauturu to mana whenua. Speakers talked about Hauturu's significant as a nature reserve, historically and in the present day, and about the future of conservation in New Zealand. Marine protection for the Hauraki Gulf was noted as a shared vision for many who live, work and play around the Gulf.

The Little Barrier Island (Hauturu) Supporters Trust is delighted to finally bring this book to publication and acknowledges Nicola Legat and the team at Massey University Press for helping to make this a reality. A huge thanks also goes to the Auckland War Memorial Museum for providing the ideal venue to launch the book, and to the Department of Conservation and Ngati Manuhiri, without whom the Trust's work would not be possible.

Hauturu  is now available from booksellers nationwide. However, for those who wish to support the work of the Littler Barrier Island (Hauturu) Supporters Trust it is still possible to purchase a copy direct from us, with all proceeds from these sales coming back to the Trust.

The cost is $68.99 (including postage and packaging within New Zealand) and payment can be made directly into our bank account: 01-0102-0806152-00 using your name (and subscriber number if known) as a reference, then follow up with an email to Sandra Jones ([email protected]) to confirm your order and provide your delivery address.