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)