1865 The lighthouse is lit for the first time. The family then moved to Plimmerton and lived in a large two-storeyed house close to the sea. 2009   FOMI started work on Whitaker’s skink project at Pukerua Bay. The most recent example is the critically endangered Wellington speargrass weevil from the Wellington South Coast in 2006.[2]. Mana was settled by Māori from the 14th century. The roll currently comprises 63% Māori, 20% Pasifika, and 15% New Zealand European. Kupe and his party were probably the first to set foot on the island. In April, North Island fernbirds  / mātātā are moved from Rotokare Scenic Reserve in Taranaki to Mana Island. He takes a prominent part in the Wairau affray on 17 June, and sets up Matai-Taua at the head of the Pauatahanui Inlet. www.manaisland.org.nz Another tragedy that year was the death of Ida, the Vella’s eldest daughter. Wednesday, 21 March 2018 7.30 pm, Mana Cruise Club Ngāti Toa Domain, Paremata ()You are warmly invited to attend the Friends of Mana AGM featuring a talk by seabird expert Graeme Taylor from the Department of Conservation about our planned translocation of white-faced storm petrels. Planned projects include the transfer to the island of a wide range of other species, many of which are rare and endangered. Wellington, but refused the offer, as they were aware that the whaling results were poor in that area. They have shifted from Sydney to manage and develop the farm on Mana Island which John set up two years earlier. The life of the family was shattered when Mary died of a heart attack on 22 December 1889 at the age of 20. Introduced pests and large mammals have been removed and in subsequent years over half a million trees have been planted and a number of rare birds, animals and insects have been introduced. Work begins on the planned white-faced storm petrel translocation. Gannets formerly nested on Mana Island.[when?] PO Box 54101 Seedlings from a 5 km (3.1 mi) radius of the island are brought to the plant nursery where they are raised until ready for planting out. Te Rangihaeata dies at Otaki after suffering from the measles. A record number of trees are planted, with the island nursery in full swing with the help from Jason’s nursery background. 1873 The first official lease is issued to John Fortescue Evelyn Wright of Island Bay on 21 January. In English, Kupe’s name for Mana Island means “the ability of Kupe to cross the ocean to Aotearoa”. No fewer than 700 nestlings of three different petrel species were moved to the island over 11 years and hand-fed by volunteers who adminis­tered more than 11,000 meals of puréed sardines or krill through syringes or tubes. Work continues on the Waikoko wetland. Only once before in New Zealand had there been an outbreak of the scrapie disease occurred that was reported. Tasman named the place we now call Golden Bay ‘Moordenaers’ (Murderers’) Bay. The recent farming history, and particularly the quarantine That was in Canterbury in June 1952 when 380 suffolk sheep were slaughtered. 2012  20 Rowi released, bellbird transfers, concrete gannet colony is relocated. A small seaside town on the West coast of NZ and about 25 minutes North of Wellington. They have names for the island too – “Manno, Manna and Marna”. External links. This also includes the taking of up to 300 mutton birds from their breeding grounds on the northern parts about the cliffs. Twenty-seven are released. The Department of Conservation and the Friends group also collaborated on a five-year program to establish the threatened shore plover on the island. Mana College was established in 1957 as the first college in the Porirua Basin. We have working bees on the island and run guided trips throughout the year. 1998  Wellington green geckos, Duvaucel’s geckos and spotted skinks are released. In the same year George Ross was sent from Sydney to take possession of this property on behalf of the three partners. 1999  The last of the diving petrel chick transfers happens this year. Events. A suspected outbreak of scrapie (a very contagious and debilitating condition) resulted in all the sheep being slaughtered in the mid-1980s. Mana Island is closer to the mainland than Kapiti Island and Kapiti bellbirds are not banded. The officer in charge of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries research project is Mr T G Harvey. James Cook named the island Table Island. The lighthouse is erected on the northwest corner of the island. Join Guided trips to Mana Island with FOMI. The Brothers Island Lighthouse, built in 1877, replaced the light on Mana Island, which sailors often confused with the light at Pencarrow Head. No planks can be found for a coffin, so an old friend from Dundee, “Scotch Jock” Nicol and Johnny Knocks bury him in a rum barrel on the island. Notable amongst these will be the tuatara, the little spotted kiwi, a subspecies of the carnivorous Powelliphanta snail, and a range of threatened plants endemic to the Wellington Region. Andrew continues to farm the island and builds a house and yards at the north end of Titahi Bay, known as Vella Street. Initiation of interplanting of canopy tree species. Read more about the history of Mana Island. The first train is heard and later in the year, seen from Mana Island as the tracks head north through Paremata, Plimmerton and Pukerua Bay. 2016  Fairy prion translocation of 100 chicks. It is replaced by another light on “The Brothers” rocks on the western side of Cook Strait. 1822-23 The tribes from Raglan and Kawhia conquer the Rangitane lands. These monthly Public History Talks are a collaboration between the National Library of New Zealand https://natlib.govt.nz/ and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage https://mch.govt.nz/. Settled in the 13th Century by a Polynesian people known as the Māori, it was colonized by Great Britain in 1840. He retreats further up the valley. In 1987 Mana Island became a Scientific Reserve, administered by DOC and replanting began. A whaler, William Cooper, visits Mana Island and moves to the southern end of Porirua. Fairy prion chick translocations are completed. 1836 A Maori chief is killed by a lance during a scuffle over trading, while aboard the whaling barque Caroline. 1833-47 - Shore whalers, mainly from Australia, set up stations along the coast and offshore islands, often intermarrying with Māori. The recent history of Ngāti Rangitihi has been dominated by our fight to obtain redress from the Crown for various breaches of the Treaty of Waitangi. Women, the Vote and Activism . The manager, who Mariano had left on the island, was worried at the Vella’s lateness so he headed for Paremata in the 30-foot whaleboat. File:ManaIsland.jpg History Edit. This is Mana Island at twilight, seen from the mainland coast. The seabird translocation techniques perfected on Mana Island are being used with rare and endangered species elsewhere in New Zealand, such as the Chatham Island taiko, Chatham petrel and Hutton's shearwater. Mana Island is a 3 km (1.9 mi) long, 2.17 km2 (0.84 sq mi) table, with cliffs along much of its coast and a plateau occupying much of the interior. Captain James Cook, on board the Endeavour, views Mana and names it “Table Island” for obvious reasons. Mana Management Limited was incorporated on 13 March 1997 (Thursday) and as of 27 June 2016 (Monday) is a Registered NZ Limited Company. The endangered Cooks scurvy grass, ngaio, taupata, manuka and kanuka all contribute to Mana’s floral diversity. 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