Little Mangere Island

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Little Mangere Island
Tapuaenuku (Moriori/Māori)
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Mangere Island (left) and Little Mangere (right)
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Map showing location of Little Mangere Island
Geography
Coordinates 44°16′41″S 176°18′57″W / 44.2780°S 176.3158°W / -44.2780; -176.3158
Area 15 ha (37 acres)
Highest elevation 214 m (702 ft)
Country

Little Mangere is a small island of the Chatham Archipelago, just off the western end of Mangere Island, about 4 km (2½ mi) west of Pitt Island and 45 kilometres (28 mi) south-east of the town of Waitangi on Chatham Island. The island is called Tapuaenuku in Moriori and Māori, and was formerly called The Fort.[1] The archipelago, is part of New Zealand and is located about 800 kilometres (500 mi) to the east of the South Island.

Little Mangere has less than 15 hectares (37 acres). It has a relatively flat interior surrounded by steep cliffs, and its highest point is 214 metres (702 ft) above sea level.

Little Mangere is privately owned and was once the last refuge of the few remaining Black robin until they were transferred to nearby Mangere Island and South East Island as part of a species recovery plan in the early 1980s. The island still hosts the largest sooty shearwater (Puffinus griseus) colony in the Chathams group.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Government of New Zealand, Dept. of Conservation (1999) Chatham IslandsConservation Management Strategy, map 6. Accessed on 2012-07-13.

Coordinates: 44°16′41″S 176°18′57″W / 44.2780°S 176.3158°W / -44.2780; -176.3158