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..

People on Tiritiri


Mary-Ann Rowland

Mary-Ann manages the shop and the guiding operation on Tiritiri. 

Along with the DoC ranger on duty, she helps to welcome the daily visitors as they disembark and then matches them with a suitable walk and a guide.

She co-ordinates our volunteers who operate the shop and lead the guided walks, organizes their training and provides them with regular updates on what's happening on the Island.

Kata Tamaki

Kata is one of our two permanent Department of Conservation rangers. Kata took up her role on Tiri in November 2016.


Vonny Spray

Vonny became our second permanent Department of Conservation ranger in January 2017.


Barbara and Ray Walter

Ray was the last resident lighthouse keeper on Tiritiri and became our first ranger, soon to be joined by Barbara. The contribution made by these two in the foundation of Tiritiri as an open reserve, in the planting programme and the visitor experience, has created a legacy which will surely last as long as the Island itself.

Jim Battersby

Jim was the founding chairperson of the Tiritiri Matangi Supporters (SoTM). His drive and foresight has contributed to the successful organisation that we are today. 

Brian Chandler

Brian is the current chairperson of the Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi. He leads an enthusiastic set of committee members and likes to get involved in the practical work on the Island.

Barbara Hughes

Barbara is our Educator. She started work on 17th January 2013 and will work with Mary-Ann on our school visits programme.

Barbara, who is a biology teacher herself, interacts closely with school staff and students. Her aim is to increase the value of school visits, and hopefully attract more, by integrating the students Tiritiri experience to the curriculum.

Liz Maire

Liz has been appointed as our assistant educator and will work with Barbara sharing the interactions with visiting students and adding her own ideas arising from many years in her previous role as a community ranger in the Department of Conservation.