Also known as Birdman George, George Mateariki is ‘Atiu’s resident ornithologist and a local celebrity thanks to his highly entertaining ecotour. George oversaw the release of the endangered kakerori (Rarotongan flycatcher) here from Rarotonga, and also the more recent introduction of the kura (lorikeet) from the French Polynesian island of Rimatara. George also offers a specialist tour for birdwatchers.

Ask him about having a tropical feast at his 'Restaurant at the Beach' at 4pm on Sundays.