The Noises - Restoration and Regeneration
The Noises are a chain of islands, rock stacks and reefs, lying within the inner Hauraki Gulf Marine Park / Tīkapa Moana / Te Moananui-ā-Toi. Characterised by indented rocky coastlines, the two larger islands in the group are dominated by pohutukawa forest; rich indigenous vegetation, and native bird species. The Noises have outstanding conservation values and are an important breeding site for seabirds. The human story of the islands starts with a long history of Māori habitation. Currently under the guardianship of the Neureuter family, The Noises also have longstanding connections with naturalists and researchers.
Thanks to the dedicated efforts of multiple generations of the Neureuter family, conservationists and government agencies, all of the islands in the group are predator-free.
Latest News and Updates
There’s increasing recognition of the kina barren problem in the Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana / Te Moananui-ā-Toi and the loss of rimurimu (kelp) forests, which is so important, given that these deforested reefs out of sight and mind for…