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..

2017 Photo Competition

Date posted: 22-Mar-2017

It is that time of year again when we are looking for entries for our photo competition (and phot..

The 2017 concert

Date posted: 05-Feb-2017

This year's concert promises to be another wonderful and unique experience. Click here (/concert-..

Shorebird Film Festival at Devonport

Date posted: 26-Oct-2016

Click here (/miscellaneous documents/DevWaderFilms.jpg) for details of a forthcoming film festival c..

New water supply on Tiri

Date posted: 15-May-2011

Kiwi Well Drillers have spent a working week on the Island drilling a new well.

They have put a bore down to 85m just opposite the Implement Shed. All the sub-soils have been cased off and cemented to 27m which means no impurities can come from the surface. The bore went straight from topsoil to yellow clay then rotten rock and into the weathered greywacke. They struck water at 78m in a natural fracture/aquifer – right at sea level. The water looks clear and tastes good though it might have a slight amount of iron in it.  A solar-powered pump will soon be installed and once it has run for 24 hours a sample will be taken for water quality analysis.

The bore is capable of supplying 5,000 litres/hr though has only been tested to 2,600 litres/hr. The pump will pull 400 litres/hr.