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..

Kiwi Ranger

Become a Tiritiri Matangi Kiwi Ranger today!!!

Just ask for a booklet from the Guiding Manager, Educator or one of the Guides as soon as you arrive on the Island, or come into the shop at the Visitor Centre and ask for a Kiwi Ranger booklet. Complete the activities during your visit and ask one of the Guides to check it for you to receive your own special Kiwi Ranger badge (illustrated below).

A gold coin donation towards the cost of the booklet and badge is always gratefully accepted.

About Kiwi Ranger

The Kiwi Ranger programme, developed through the Department of Conservation, is designed to give youngsters - and the young at heart - a better understanding of nature and conservation issues.

Until 2013, Kiwi Ranger was only available in the South Island, at ten very special conservation sites. Then on 1 June 2013, Tiritiri Matangi's Kiwi Ranger programme was launched with the help of actor and eco-warrior Lucy Lawless. This made the Island the first Kiwi Ranger site in the North Island.

Each Kiwi Ranger site has its own booklet, which contains a range of activities relating to that site. The number of activities you complete depends on your age - we expect a bit more of older kids than younger ones - but of course you may complete as many as you like. You might be asked to make notes on the weather, or listen to and identify bird calls, or list the things that are important about the site you are visiting.

Every Kiwi Ranger site also has its own specially designed badge, which is given to you when you've completed your activities and had your booklet checked.

Kiwi Ranger adds a new dimension to the Tiritiri experience for families and groups of children. We hope you will enjoy it and be inspired to learn more about this wonderful Island.

You can find out more about Kiwi Ranger, including the other sites, by visiting their website.