30th Birthday Dinner

Date posted: 06-Sep-2018

Please join us in celebrating the 30th anniversary of the formation of the Suppo..

2019 Calendars now available

Date posted: 05-Sep-2018

The new 2019 calendars are now available and this year's is better than ever! Th..

Winners of kokako photo competition

Date posted: 02-Sep-2018

The stunning winning photographs from those submitted to the competition as part..

Kokako Celebration

Date posted: 21-Jul-2018

(https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-great-kokako-story-celebrating-21-years-..

Kokako Photographic Competition

Date posted: 20-Jul-2018

KĊŒKAKO PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION Celebrating 21 years on Tiritiri Matangi To ce..

New monitoring reports published

Date posted: 19-Jul-2018

Reports on monitoring studies carried out over the past year have now been poste..

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..

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.