2018 Concert coming up soon

Date posted: 15-Feb-2018

Our 2018 concert will feature an afternoon of light classics and jazz courtesy of the Auckland Ph..

Wetapunga talk coming soon

Date posted: 05-Feb-2018

For the Social on 19 March the speaker will be Ben Goodwin of Auckland Zoo, who will talk about t..

Rat caught and now takahe released from pens

Date posted: 28-Jan-2018

Thankfully DOC staff Andre de Graaf and Polly Hall and their assistants have trapped the rat whic..

Your Christmas Shopping for a Song

Date posted: 04-Dec-2017

Aka - The Grand Christmas Shopping Expedition to Tiritiri Matangi Island Shop Dreading..

2018 Photo Comp opens for entries

Date posted: 27-Nov-2017

The 2018 Photo Competition is now open for entries. Click here (/2018-photo-competition-tiritiri-mat..

New reports on ruru nesting and Island conservation

Date posted: 02-Oct-2017

Two new reports have been added to the website. The first gives details of a summer students..

2018 calendars now available

Date posted: 27-Sep-2017

Our latest calendar, beautifully illustrated with images taken on the Island, is now available fo..

Guided walks for photographers

Date posted: 21-Jun-2017

For a wonderful day of wildlife photography please join us on Tiritiri Matangi Island for a Ph..

Ferry discounts for Supporters

Date posted: 18-May-2017

Tiritiri Matangi Island, the perfect winter's day trip. The birds are at their best, warm up w..

More kiwi for the Island

Date posted: 04-Apr-2017

In 1993 and 1995, sixteen little spotted kiwi were released on Tiritiri Matangi Island. The ma..

2018 Photographic Competition

It is that time of year again when we are looking for entries to our photographic competition (and photos for our 2019 calendar which will raise over $10,000 for the Island).

There are five entry categories and all entries must have been taken on the Island:

  • fauna
  • flora
  • people on Tiritiri
  • landscape/seascape
  • photographer under 16 years old


You can enter up to four photographs in each category. Please e-mail your entries to photocomp@tiritirimatangi.org.nz before 30th April 2018. We will have an independent judge from the New Zealand Photographic Society and all photos must be able to be used for the promotion of Tiritiri Matangi.



To help us with the task of managing your photos:

  • they can be any size, but 1 to 5 MB is good
  • they should not be zipped
  • it will help us with our categorising if you name your image files using the following system:



  • AA is your initials
  • CC is the category
    • FL  flora
    • FA  fauna
    • PE people
    • LS landscape/seascape
    • YP young photographer
  • XXXXXXXXX  description of image (e.g. tui, Hobb's beach, Kowhai flower)

e.g. JS FA Bellbird

      PT  FL  kowhai1

      PT  FL kowhai2

If your photo is chosen for the 2019 calendar, we may then ask you for the highest resolution version that you have.

Photo by Michal Richter (winner of the fauna category in 2017).