Thirty minutes away by air from Auckland. Its Maori name "Aotea" seems to indicate a New World, a New Beginning, and that it was indeed when first discovered by early Polynesian explorers. This book describes its history since those ancient times. Today, 70 per cent of the land mass of the island is protected by the Department of Conservation.
Publication date: 2007
Subjects: Non-fiction, New Zealand, NZ History, NZ Travel, NZ Natural History