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..

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.