A song for the Noises

Produced by New Zealand Geographic

Sue Neureuter grew up visiting the Noises Islands which have been in her family since the 1930s. Having witnessed the decline in marine life and seabirds in the Hauraki Gulf first-hand she recalls her parents’ stories. “When Mum first got to the Noises which was the late fifties, Dad used to make her row out and he’d put his rugby jersey on and plop over the side and pick crayfish up and dump them around her feet.”

This personal account is the first of a New Zealand Geographic-produced web-series—made in association with Live Ocean and Pew Charitable Trusts—that examines the former abundance of the Hauraki Gulf through the memories of those who can still remember these Songs of the Sea.

Episodes From This Series

A song for the crayfish

3 minutes / 2021

A song for Pakiri

4 minutes / 2021

A song for the hāpuku

2 minutes / 2021

A song for the Noises

3 min / 2021