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..

Growing Minds: giving the greatest gift - education through inspiration


Every child in New Zealand deserves the opportunity to experience the difference communities can make to their environment. Growing Minds, established by the Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi, is promoting this vision in the Auckland area and invites you to join with us.

Tiritiri Matangi is a wonderful example of what ordinary people can achieve with inspiration, hard work and support from the Department of Conservation. Since the 1980s a barren island has been transformed into a world-renowned wildlife sanctuary. Thousands of volunteers have given their time to grow and plant 283,000 native trees. Many of our endangered native birds and reptiles have since been released into the habitat created. Our visitors now have an opportunity to experience what native New Zealand bush must have been like before the arrival of pests, alive with the song of native birds living among lush forest.

We would like to see every school in the Auckland area have the opportunity to visit the Island where our inspiring volunteer guides will help the children to engage with their surroundings. However, as many of our lower decile schools struggle to fund the costs of transport to the Island, we have established our Growing Minds programme which provides grants to cover these costs.

Growing Minds is funded by sponsorship and donations. Every contribution from $20 for a single visit to our annual budget of $30,000 will be used to bring children to the Island.

Please help us bring more kids to Tiritiri by donating to Growing Minds.

Contact details

For further information or to make a donation please contact Mary-Ann Rowland  by email (guiding@tiritirimatangi.org.nz) or phone (09 476 0010, Wednesdays to Sundays).