Volunteering trip to Motuihe Island



9am-4pm, sunday 20 february 2022



Join us as we spend the day with artist Emily Parr on Motuihe Island and volunteer as part of the Motuihe Restoration conservation project.

This trip coincides with Gus Fisher Gallery’s presentation of Parr’s project Through the time spiral: ‘Oli Ula which explores her family connections to Motuihe Island and its history as an internment camp during the First World War.

Tasks include a mix of weeding, pricking out of seedlings, track maintenance and beach clean ups. This is usually finished by 1pm, which allows plenty of time for a swim or to explore the island in the afternoon.

Volunteers will need to bring their own food and drink, outdoor working clothes, and gardening gloves. Motuihe Trust requires that all volunteers working on the island are fully vaccinated.

We have 15 spaces available with Gus Fisher Gallery covering the cost of the return ferry. This is a great opportunity to contribute to a worthwhile project while enjoying beautiful native wildlife and fauna.

The ferry will depart Auckland at 9am and depart Motuihe Island at 4pm.

Sign up via the link below or email robbie.handcock@auckland.ac.nz for more information.

Motuihe Restoration is a conservation project run in partnership between Motuihe Trust and the Department of Conservation to transform Motuihe Island into an authentic natural environment of beaches, native forests, wetlands and open spaces together with rare and endangered native birds and insects.

Gus Fisher Gallery
74 Shortland Street
Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Central 1010

Tuesday – Friday:
10am – 5pm
10am – 4pm