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..

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 which had arrived on the Island a few days ago. Monitoring will continue for a while just in case there was more than one, but the poison baits and traps have been removed or unset.

Our takahe had been penned up to avoid any risk to them from the traps or baits. DOC had decided to keep them in the pens for another two or three weeks to complete their annual health checks and vaccinations. It's stressful for the birds to catch them for health care checks but catching penned birds is easier and causes less stress.

2nd February: Stop press


All our takahe have now been released from their pens. The health checks and vaccinations were completed on Wednesday 31st January and, while all the birds were looking fit, and most were excellent weights, it was felt that they were at risk of losing condition while held in the pens. After consultation with DOC staff from the takahe recovery team, the birds were released into their usual territories where, hopefully, visitors will be able to see them.