Lyn Wade has been a member of the Little Barrier Island (Hauturu) Supporters’ Trust since its inception in 1997; she has been a trustee since 2005 and is the current chairperson. Lyn is a registered nurse and has a Diploma in Conservation Management from Northtec and a Bachelor of Applied Science, Biodiversity Management from Unitec. Her first visit to Hauturu was in 1956 alongside her father, Bill Hamilton, in the course of researching his DSIR Bulletin 137 ‘Little Barrier Island (Hauturu)’. Lyn has made multiple visits to the island in various capacities since then. In 2018 Lyn was awarded a QSM for her services to conservation, in particular for work she has done on Te Hauturu-o-Toi.