Hihi volunteer needed

Date posted: 18-Oct-2018

Would you like to volunteer with the Island's hihi team and learn from them how ..

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


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..


Events for 2018 are listed below.

Supporters' Weekends

Supporters’ weekends are a wonderful way to get to know the Island better and to take an active role in Tiritiri Matangi.

Supporters’ hosted weekends will be hosted by two guides and will include the opportunity to do a night walk and listen to the dawn chorus. The guides can also give you advice on where to go for that bird you haven’t yet seen and you will have the chance to help fill the feeders and water troughs. Supporters, their families and their friends (if they are happy to join up) are all welcome. As a Supporter you pay half the usual price ($15 adult, $10 children) for the bunkhouse.

360 Discovery has kindly provided a special rate for the Supporters’ weekends.

Working weekends are an opportunity for supporters to contribute to important tasks on the Island. There is always great camaraderie in the bunkhouse, with shared pot-luck meals and a satisfying sense of achievement. 

Enquiries and bookings for the weekends and special events should be made to Mary-Ann Rowland by email: shop@tiritirimatangi.org.nz, or by phoning 09 476 0010 between 11.00 am and 3.00 pm, Wednesday to Sunday.

Join us at an evening talk


Every year we run several evening talks for our Supporters.  These cover a range of topics, from Tiritiri Matangi’s history to our plants and birds. Our guides love these seminars for their information and for the opportunity to mix and mingle with other Supporters


Please feel free to come and listen – bring a cup for juice or a hot drink after the speaker, as we’re trying to reduce our environmental impact. To attend you must be a financial supporter or join up on the night.


Events 2018

*The specialist ornithological and photographic walks on Tiritiri are for no more than 8 (or no less than 4) in a group and will be guided by an expert in that field. They are $25 and must be booked through Mary-Ann guiding@tiritirimatangi.org.nz

Please note that (except where an alternative is listed below) evening talks take place in Building 115 at Unitec. You can view directions and a map by clicking here. 


January 27th, 28th and 29th Anniversary Working Weekend

February 26th (Monday) Tiri Talk:Vix Franks on her three-year study of hihi on Tiritiri Matangi

March 3rd (Saturday) The Tiritiri Matangi Concert. A real treat as the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra are sending out a trio or quartet.

March 3rd-4th (Saturday) Supporters' Hosted Weekend.

March 19th (Monday)  A social event for members and non-members, the speaker will be Ben Goodwin of Auckland Zoo, who will talk about their wetapunga breeding programme. The evening begins at 7.30 pm at the Epsom Community Centre. Click here for a map.

March 30th, 31st, April 1st and 2nd Easter Working Weekend.

April 23rd (Monday)  Evening talk: details will be posted soon.

May 12th-13th  Supporters' Hosted Weekend.

June 2nd-4th  Queen's Birthday Working Weekend.

June 1 to Aug 31st Discounted ferry rates for Supporters. To book a trip phone 360 Discovery (09 307 800509) and have your membership number handy (it's on the label of your Dawn Chorus magazine).

June 11th (Monday)  Guide training at Unitec, 7:30 pm (all guides welcome, whether new or experienced).

June 12th (Tuesday)  Guides' training at Unitec, 7.30 pm (all guides welcome, whether new or experienced).

July 21st-22nd  Supporters' Hosted Weekend.

August 20th (Monday)  Tiri talk: to be confirmed.

September 1st-2nd  Supporters' Hosted Weekend.T

September 17th (Monday)  Annual General Meeting, Epsom Community Centre, 202 Gillies Avenue at 7.30 pm. To be followed by a presentation from Hester Cooper and Roger Wallace on the Elegant gecko introduction programme.

September 23rd (Sunday) Guides Day Out on Tiritiri.

September 29th (Saturday) Guides Day Out on Tiritiri.

October 6th (Saturday) Dawn Chorus Walk: An early morning walk to hear the birds in full song. Booking details will be posted near the time.

October 6th-7th  Supporters' Hosted Weekend.

October 13th (Saturday) Dawn Chorus (alternative day if cancelled on 6th due to rain)

October 13th (Saturday) 30th Anniversary Dinner with guest speaker Lou Sanson, Director General of DOC. See news item for more details and how to book a ticket.

October 20th-22rd  Labour Weekend Working Weekend.

December 3rd (Monday)  Evening talk - to be confirmed later.


Please note that (except where an alternative is listed above) evening talks take place in Building 115 at Unitec. You can view directions and a map by clicking here.

Photography by Kay Milton © (top) and Olga Brochner ©