NZ Herald - Couple give island to Auckland
25th January 2011
A Hauraki Gulf
island used as an alcohol and drug rehabilitation centre for 100
years is being gifted to Auckland by a couple who made a fortune
selling towel supplies.
and Annette Plowman have funded a 99-year lease of Rotoroa Island
from the Salvation Army and formed a trust to create a conservation
park and restore historical features including a chapel, jail and
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