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..

Get Involved

Guiding and Shop

We are always keen to have new guides and additional help in our lovely gift shop.  You don’t have to have an encyclopaedic knowledge of birds and plants as training will be given.  If you would like to receive further information, please contact our Shop and Guiding Manager, Mary-Ann Rowland: or phone 476 0010 between 11am and 3pm, Wednesday to Sunday

General Volunteer Opportunities

Keeping an island like Tiri in good shape requires a lot of work and, from time to time, we need additional help.  Some of the types of tasks we may need help with are:

  • pruning vegetation on tracks to DOC standards
  • weed spraying
  • track maintenance and repair work
  • weed surveying and monitoring
  • construction and carpentry (eg making nesting boxes or small structures to plan)
  • brush cutting and mowing
  • spring cleaning the bunkhouse

The degree of knowledge and fitness required is variable.  You may be working alone or as part of a team, and the tasks may be one-off, project orientated or ongoing such as pruning and weed monitoring.  Where applicable, DOC can provide training, eg in pruning and safe spraying techniques.

If you are interested in getting more involved with Tiri and helping with any of these tasks or you have other skills, experience or talents you would like to offer on a voluntary basis please send your name, address and contact details to our secretary:

or write to:

Secretary, Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi,
P O Box 90-814,
Victoria Street West,
Auckland 1142

Supporters' Working Weekends

Supporters’ Working Weekends are a wonderful way to involved, get to know the island better and to be part of what is happening on Tiritiri Matangi.

Supporters’ Weekends are to be hosted from 2011 onwards by two of our wonderful guides. This will include a night walk, dawn chorus (if you are so inclined), great advice on where to go for that special bird you haven’t yet seen and the chance to help with the feeders and water troughs in the morning.  Many of the working weekenders are regulars who love the sense of contributing to the island and enjoy the camaraderie in the bunkhouse at the end of the day.

Supporters, families and also your friends (if they are happy to join up) are all welcome. As a Supporter you get half price in the bunkhouse - $12 adult and $9 for children.

360 Discovery very kindly offer us a special rate on these Supporters’ Working Weekends:
ex Auckland, adult $38, child $20; ex Gulf Harbour, adult $22, child $14.

All enquiries and bookings for the weekends can be made through Mary-Ann Rowland  (Shop and Guiding Manager) email, phone 09 476 001009 476 0010.

Photography by Kay Milton ©