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Written by Andre Hueber and Mike Dinsdale, The Northern Advocate   
Thursday, 15 January 2009

Northland's environmentally protected Poor Knights Islands. Picture/Tania Webb

Conservation and Maori leaders are furious after two boaties took a dog on to Northland's environmentally protected and culturally significant Poor Knights Islands.

The two boaties, believed to be from Auckland, were reported to the Department of Conservation after being spotted going on to the larger Aorangi Island with a small dog on January 5.

The pair now face a large fine, or even imprisonment, as their actions could have put the ecologically sensitive islands at risk. The islands are home to tuatara, giant weta and flax snails, all of which could be destroyed by a dog.

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