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Moko skink translocation - Nov/Dec 2009
Pacific and common gecko translocation - Nov/Dec 2009
Ornate skink translocation - Nov/Dec 2008
Grey-faced Petrel translocation (2008)
Grey-faced Petrel translocation (2007)
Shore Skink translocation (2007)
M-L Island Management Plan (Revised 1997)
M-L Island Scenic Reserve Restoration Plan (May 2000)
More than just a little island (T. Clark, 2001)
M-L Island Vegetation Monitoring (A. Murphy, 2001)
M-L Invertebrate Study (Douglas & Stevens, 1996)
FOMLI Newsletters
Grey-faced Petrel translocation - (Dec 2006)
Grey-faced Petrel translocation - (Dec 2005)
Grey-faced Petrel translocation (Dec. 2004)
FOMLI Constitution (1997)
Other Items
Ranger Reports
Feature Articles

Moko skink translocation - Nov/Dec 2009

Moko skink (Oligosoma moco), as part of a staged lizard translocation programme, were released to Matakohe-Limestone Island in November and December 2009. Download the report here. (12 pages, 311KB PDF)Go to list

Pacific and common gecko translocation - Nov/Dec 2009

Pacific gecko (Hoplodactylus pacificus) and common gecko (Hoplodactylus maculatus), as part of a staged lizard translocation programme, were released to Matakohe-Limestone Island in November and December 2009. Download the report here. (12 pages, 361KB PDF)Go to list

Translocation of ornate skink (Cyclodina ornata) from Whatupuke Island to Matakohe-Limestone Island, November/December 2008.

Ornate skink (Cyclodina ornata), as part of a staged lizard translocation programme, were released to Matakohe-Limestone Island in November and December 2008. Download the report here. (7 pages, 228KB PDF)Go to list

A technical report on the fifth transfer of Grey-faced petrel (Pterodroma macroptera gouldi) chicks from Taranga (Hen) Island to Matakohe-Limestone Island, December 2008.

This was the final year of the five year translocation phase of the project to establish a population of Grey-faced Petrel on Matakohe-Limestone Island. Download here (23 pages, 258KB PDF)Go to list

A technical report on the fourth transfer of Grey-faced petrel (Pterodroma macroptera gouldi) chicks from Taranga (Hen) Island to Matakohe-Limestone Island, December 2007.

The Society is in the fourth year of a five year project to establish a population of Grey-faced Petrel on Matakohe-Limestone Island. Download here (24 pages, 265KB PDF)Go to list

Translocation of Shore Skink (Oligosoma smithi) to Matakohe-Limestone Island (2007).

Shore Skink, as part of a staged lizard tranlocation programme, were released to Matakohe-Limestone Island in December 2007. Download the summary (2 page, 133KB PDF) or for really technical information, the full report (10 pages, 364KB PDF).Go to list

Matakohe-Limestone Island Management Plan (Revised 1997)

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This is the basic guiding document for the island and forms the basis of agreement between the Whangarei District Council (‘owner’) and The Friends of Matakohe-Limestone Island Society Inc. (‘manager’). A 20 page Word document.Go to list

Matakohe-Limestone Island Scenic Reserve Restoration Plan. Jo Ritchie (May 2000).

This details the ecological system existing at that time and outlines a pathway for further tree planting, control of predators and weeds, and the introduction of native fauna such as lizards and birds.

Download the main document here (PDF 818KB, 75 pages) and the separate appendices here (PDF 742KB, 53 pages). If you are going to quote the document, we would love to hear from you (see the note at the top of this webpage).Go to list

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More than just a little island – A history of Matakohe-Limestone Island. Tim Clark (2001).

This softcover book of 120 pages chronicles many interesting facets of Island history, with lots of photos from times gone by. Excellent reading at NZ$30. If you would like a copy, contact the Society.Go to list

Matakohe Limestone Island Vegetation Monitoring Project. Anna Murphy (2001).

A baseline study of 6 vegetation plots over the island.Go to list

Invertebrate Study of Limestone Island. Lorna Douglas & Pam Stevens (1996).

Transects of pitfall traps over the island, including supplementary transects carried out the following year in 1997.Go to list

FOMLI Newsletters

The Society previously published newsletters in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format from time to time, which can be downloaded here:
Issue 6 - November 2006  (445KB)
Issue 5 - April 2005  (406KB)
Issue 4 - June 2004  (209KB)
Issue 3 - April 2004  (340KB)
Issue 2 - January 2004  (152KB)
Issue 1 - October 2003  (521KB)Go to list

Grey faced petrel chicks on Matakohe - Limestone Ilsand - December 2006 transfer, C. and P. Mitchell (2007).

This documents the third transfer of chicks from Taranga Island to Matakohe-Limestone Island and can be downloaded here (PDF file - 250 KB)Go to list

Grey faced petrel chicks on Matakohe - Limestone Ilsand - December 2005 transfer, R. Collen and C. Bishop (2006).

This documents the second transfer of chicks from Taranga Island to Matakohe-Limestone Island and can be downloaded here (PDF file - 260 KB) Go to list

Grey faced petrel chicks on Matakohe - Limestone Ilsand - December 2004, H. Gummer and C. Bishop.

This documents the first transfer of chicks from Taranga Island to Matakohe-Limestone Island and can be downloaded here (PDF file - 203 KB)Go to list

FOMLI Constitution (1997)

The Constitution embodies what the Society wishes to achieve on Matakohe-Limestone Island, it can be downloaded here (PDF file - 33KB)Go to list

Other Items

Other items are to hand, which we would consider providing to people or groups for specific purposes:
 – Fire Plan
 – Sponsorship agreement
 – Argentine Ant Plan
 – Seed Sourcing PolicyGo to list

Ranger Reports

The island ranger reports progress to the Society each month, the latest report can be viewed or previous reports downloaded from our Ranger Report and these are available for download from Ranger Report page.Go to list

Feature Articles

Every few months the Society posts a Feature Article on its website (under News) putting the spotlight on something interesting or special to do with the island. Over time these are archived and as a collection, give a wonderful view of what Matakohe-Limestone Island is and the unique contribution it has made to Whangarei's natural environment. To view the latest article or download previous articles, go to our Feature ArticleGo to list page.