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I first came to D’Urville Island 36 years ago and loved the bush and birdlife. Marrying an Islander and raising two children here cemented my link with D’Urville. I’ve always enjoyed the dawn chorus of bird song along with the abundant seabirds surrounding us.

In 2015, when a large mast event was predicted, which posed a serious threat to our bird and newly-discovered bat population, I became a member of the Trust. I’ve been well aware of the loss of birdlife from the bush that surrounds our home, particularly Robins and Kākā, with Morepork calls sounding less often too. I look forward to seeing our native birdlife flourish, for us, our grandchildren and future generations to enjoy.

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