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..

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 Sprey

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.