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2024 Marine Reserves Set of Stamp Sheets

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Set of gummed stamp sheets.

Individual sheets in this set

$2.00 Clown nudibranch, Taputeranga Marine Reserve

Covering 855 hectares along Wellington’s south coast, Taputeranga is exposed to the lashing, wild wind and pounding waves of Cook Strait. The reserve was created by a coalition in 2008 with the help of the local community. 

$3.30 Red coral, Te Awaatu Channel (The Gut) Marine Reserve

Proposed by the New Zealand Federation of Commercial Fishermen and established in 1993, this reserve is one of the oldest in Fiordland and one of the smallest at 93 hectares. 

$4.00 Sea sponge, Cape Rodney-Okakari Point

Created in 1975, this well-known reserve is visited by more than 300,000 people each year. Also known as Goat Island or Leigh Marine Reserve, it was the first of its kind and remains a flagbearer for successful marine conservation.  

$4.60 Biscuit star, Ulva Island/Te Wharawhara Marine Reserve

Made up of three separate areas off Ulva Island/Te Wharawhara in Paterson Inlet/Whaka a Te Wera on the eastern side of Stewart Island/Rakiura. The marine reserve was established in 2004 and covers 1075 hectares. 

This stamp issue celebrates Aotearoa New Zealand’s unique marine biodiversity. Click here for more information.

Date of issue: 7 February 2024
Number of stamps: Four gummed stamps
Denominations: $2.00, $3.30, $4.00, $4.60
Designed and illustrated by: Hannah Fortune, NZ Post, Wellington, New Zealand
Printer and process: Brebner Print, Napier by lithography
Number of colours: Four process colours plus overgloss
Stamp size and format: 25mm x 50mm (vertical)
Miniature sheet size and format: 150mm x 90mm (horizontal)
Paper type: Arconvert Securpost Premium gummed 110gsm
Number of stamps per sheet: 20
Perforation gauge: 14 x 14.4
Special blocks: Plate/imprint blocks may be obtained by purchasing at least six stamps from a sheet. Barcode blocks are available in A and B formats.
Period of sale: Unless stocks are exhausted earlier, these stamps will remain on sale until 6 February 2025.
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