Notice is hereby given that pursuant to regulation 7(1) of the Tītī (Muttonbird) Regulations 1978, the annual permit day meeting will be held at Murihiku Marae, Tramway Road, Invercargill, on Saturday 13 February 2016 commencing at 10 am.

All permit applications should be in writing on forms obtained from the secretary, and forwarded to the Rakiura Tītī Committee either at the address below by 4pm on Friday 5 February, 2016 or to the secretary’s email address. Late permit applications are to be handed in prior to the meeting commencing at 10 am.

Any nominations for committee members are to be put in writing and received or handed in at the meeting before 10am. No nominations will be accepted from the floor. [Read more…]

The Rakiura Tītī Islands Administering Body will hold its annual general meeting on 14 February 2016 at 11.30am at Murihiku Marae, 408 Tramway Road, Invercargill.

Light refreshments will be available at the conclusion of the Non-Rakiura Māori business at 12.30pm, before the resumption of the meeting for Rakiura Māori.

Permits to enter the Rakiura Tītī Islands (former Crown Islands) in accordance with the Rakiura Tītī Islands Bylaws 2005 will be dealt with at this meeting. Applications for permits must be in writing on the form set-out in the bylaws and must be received on time. [Read more…]

Stewart Bull recently accompanied Department of Conservation (DoC) staff and others on a mission to locate a stone adze on Stewart Island.

A hunter discovered the adze lying in the bush while on a hunting trip to the island. The hunter managed to draw a picture of the adze and had mapped its location by GPS. He later passed the information onto DoC who in turn advised local iwi of the decision to retrieve the adze.

Stewart Bull, who was involved in the search, said it would have been an impossible task to locate the adze again if it wasn’t for the hunter. When the adze was finally located, Stewart performed a mihi and karakia. [Read more…]