Feb. 2, 2017, 3:32 p.m.
Just off the coast of Whangarei is Matakohe Island. It is steeped in Maori history and was once home to the tangata whenua of this area of Te Taitokerau. Since colonisation the native wildlife across New Zealand has been devistated. Matakohe however, is now a sancuary for wildlife revival. Locals, volunteers and Matakohe Island staff have revegetated the island and taken precautions to keep it predator free, making it the perfect environment for Kiwi and Oi (native birds to Aoteroa, New Zealand) to thrive.