Rangitoto and Motutapo Islands
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This operating procedure for Rangitoto and Motutapu Islands provides guidance on stakeholders roles and how to engage with conservation land management.

This Island Operating Procedure (IOP) clarifies DOC processes on Rangitoto and Motutapu Islands, including those for biosecurity, health and safety and archaeological site management.

Several trusts and concessionaires operate on each island alongside a DOC staff team. These operating procedures help those working on the islands protect their biodiversity and cultural landscapes. It also supports entities on the island to understand each other’s roles and sets expectations for interaction.

Rangitoto and Motutapu Islands are close to the heart of Auckland. They are part of the Hauraki Gulf Maritime Park, and amongst the 220 offshore islands that DOC manages.

Island Operating Procedure (IOP): Rangitoto and Motutapu Islands (941K)


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