About Aroha Island

Aroha Island is a QE11 National Trust protected Open Space managed by Aroha Island Charitable Trust.  It is rich in natural and cultural history and is a natural habitat for the North Island Brown Kiwi and other native, endemic and introduced flora and fauna.  We work together, to offer a unique environment for everyone to enjoy.


Message from Aroha Island’s Kaitiaki – Tiwai Rawiri

Nga mihi nui kia koutou katoa …

I am of Ngati Torehina ki Matakaa, Ngati Pare & Ngati Mau descent.  Being the whanau representative on Aroha Island Charitable Trust committee allows me to help with the preservation & regeneration of this special place in a good & gentle way.  One of my roles is to care for the flax on the island.  I have been working with local weavers to produce our special range of Kete and Whakairo.

Aroha Island is a unique, special place that is permeated with a spiritual quality and a sense of ‘being in-the-moment’ atmosphere.  We are blessed to have all these ‘gifts’ in one special place – to be admired, cherished and used for our benefit.

E Tipu E Rea/ As I teach, I learn; As I learn, I teach.

Mauri Ora (Be Well)

Conservation & Volunteering

Our History