Dick Veitch: The 'jewel in the crown for conservation'

Publish Date
Sun, 15 Dec 2019, 12:34PM
A native Kokako eating on Little Barrier Island also known as Hauturu. (Photo / Greg Bowker)

Dick Veitch: The 'jewel in the crown for conservation'

Publish Date
Sun, 15 Dec 2019, 12:34PM

The Department of Conservation calls it the “jewel in the crown for conservation”.

Hauturu or Little Barrier Island is an island on the outer edge of the Hauraki Gulf and is New Zealand’s oldest nature reserve.

Its significance has been written about in a new book - Hauturu: the history, flora and fauna of Te Hauturu-o-Toi Little Barrier Island written by my next guest Dick Veitch, alongside Lyn Wade.

Dick spent his working life with the New Zealand Wildlife Service, now part of the Department of Conservation. He’s now retired but still plays an active role in the restoration projects on Hauturu.

He joins Andrew Dickens in the studio.

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