27 Sep 2021

Off the beaten track with Kennedy Warne

From Nine To Noon, 11:45 am on 27 September 2021

Kennedy talks to Kathryn about a cherished patch of forest, wetland and sandspit on the banks of the Tamaki River in Auckland - Tahuna Torea, "the sandspit of the oystercatchers." Once slated to become a rubbish tip, the land was rescued and rehabilitated by dedicated volunteers, including the Welsh ornithologist and nature writer Ronald Lockley, who lived in a house overlooking the reserve.

Today it is an enchanted place to see birdlife, learn about native trees and recall centuries of Maori habitation of the area.