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..

Extra Dawn Chorus Trip

Date posted: 20-Oct-2016

Stop Press: Extra Dawn Chorus trip now scheduled for Thursday 27th October 2016. ..

2016 AGM

Date posted: 06-Sep-2016

The 2016 AGM was held at the Kohia Centre at 7:30 pm on Monday 19th September. Click here (/..

New hihi film

Date posted: 30-Jul-2016

A wonderful new film describing the hihi story on Tiritiri Matangi has now been added to the hih..

New Wildside video

Date posted: 29-Jul-2016

Click here (https://blog.doc.govt.nz/2016/06/21/tiritiri-matangi-volunteers/) to view a wo..

Who are the Supporters

The Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi Inc. is a non-profit conservation volunteer group founded in 1988 to further the aims of the Tiritiri Matangi habitat restoration and species translocation project. Since then we have grown into a major conservation group with over 1600 members and work in partnership with the Department of Conservation to co-manage the project.

Our Mission

Our current vision is to “help create the ultimate wildlife sanctuary and healthy ecosystem, a magical place that engages and inspires volunteers, visitors and other New Zealanders to understand our unique heritage and make a difference in their own environment.”

We have four key objectives:

Conservation: Tiritiri Matangi has a healthy functioning ecosystem that is representative of the pre-human Hauraki Gulf area in which the island is located
Insight: Tiritiri Matangi is a key centre for biodiversity research and management
Inspiration: Every visitor is inspired to become an advocate for New Zealand’s unique biodiversity by making a difference in their own community
Participation: We provide a range of opportunities for people to participate in the Tiritiri Matangi story, as volunteers or as visitors

Our Achievements

In the past 22 years we have:

  • Funded a number of translocations (transfers) and top-ups of rare species, including kokako, rifleman and Duvaucel’s geckos.
  • Funded a range of interpretative signs
  • Built a new visitors’ centre, with state-of-the-art interpretation
  • Built an extensive vehicle and equipment storage facility
  • Purchased various vehicles including the island’s tractor, ute and trailer.
  • Funded annual weed management programmes
  • Funded ongoing scientific research
  • Developed an extensive guided walk programme, with over 200 guides
  • Built and run a shop on the island, entirely manned by our volunteers, with all proceeds invested in the project.

The Supporters has a constitution and an active committee.