2021 Photo Competition

Date posted: 21-Jan-2021

2021 Photo Competition Now Open It is that time of year again when we are look..

Primary School Science Conservation 2020 Award

Date posted: 18-Dec-2020

Dylan Lewis Y7 from Mahurangi College, Warkworth, being presented with the ..

Supporters of Tiritiri Inc and Fullers 360 Science Conservation 2020 Award

Date posted: 18-Dec-2020

The NIWA Auckland City Science and Technology Fair winner of the Supporters of Tiritiri ..

2020 Conservation Week

Date posted: 12-Aug-2020

Meet the Takahē on Tiritiri Matangi Island When: 1:30 pm, ..

AGM 2020

Date posted: 25-Jul-2020

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE TO WEDNESDAY 21ST OCTOBER 2020 due to Covid restrictions at t..

Ferry Resuming July 4th!

Date posted: 01-Jun-2020

Great News!!! We have confirmation Fuller360 ferry service to Tiritiri Matangi wi..

The 2020 Photo Competition Winners

Date posted: 22-May-2020

Here are the winning and commended photos from this year's competition. Congratulations to the photo..

Celebrate the Takahe Art Competition

Date posted: 08-Apr-2020

Hi Tiri Kids, It’s TakahÄ“ Awareness Month! Everyone loves our takah..

COVID-19 Important Information

Date posted: 25-Mar-2020

The government has announced that New Zealand is now at alert level 2 for COVID-19. Th..

2019 Winner Primary School Supporters of Tiritiri and Fullers 360 Science Award is Ethan Raymond

Date posted: 11-Mar-2020

Ethan has helped the Enviro-Warriors in many ways such as planning, gard..

Get Involved

Guiding and Shop

We are always keen to have new guides and additional help in our lovely gift shop.  You don’t have to have an encyclopaedic knowledge of birds and plants as training will be given.  If you would like to receive further information, please contact our Shop and Guiding Manager, Mary-Ann Rowland:

shop@tiritirimatangi.org.nz or phone 476 0010 between 11am and 3pm, Wednesday to Sunday

General Volunteer Opportunities

Keeping an island like Tiri in good shape requires a lot of work and, from time to time, we need additional help.  Some of the types of tasks we may need help with are:

  • pruning vegetation on tracks to DOC standards
  • weed spraying
  • track maintenance and repair work
  • weed surveying and monitoring
  • construction and carpentry (eg making nesting boxes or small structures to plan)
  • brush cutting and mowing
  • spring cleaning the bunkhouse

The degree of knowledge and fitness required is variable.  You may be working alone or as part of a team, and the tasks may be one-off, project orientated or ongoing such as pruning and weed monitoring.  Where applicable, DOC can provide training, eg in pruning and safe spraying techniques.

If you are interested in getting more involved with Tiri and helping with any of these tasks or you have other skills, experience or talents you would like to offer on a voluntary basis please send your name, address and contact details to our secretary:


or write to:

Secretary, Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi,
P O Box 90-814,
Victoria Street West,
Auckland 1142

Supporters' Working Weekends

Supporters’ Working Weekends are a wonderful way to get involved, get to know the island better and to be part of what is happening on Tiritiri Matangi.

Supporters’ Weekends are to be hosted from 2011 onwards by two of our wonderful guides. This will include a night walk, dawn chorus (if you are so inclined), great advice on where to go for that special bird you haven’t yet seen and the chance to help with the feeders and water troughs in the morning.  Many of the working weekenders are regulars who love the sense of contributing to the island and enjoy the camaraderie in the bunkhouse at the end of the day.

Supporters, families and also your friends (if they are happy to join up) are all welcome. As a Supporter you get half price in the bunkhouse - check with the Tiri office for current rates.

Fullers 360 very kindly offer us a special rate on these Supporters’ Working Weekends:
adult $47, child $30 (prices correct at May 2019, but subject to change so please check with Mary-Ann at the Tiri office if necessary).

All enquiries and bookings for the weekends can be made through Mary-Ann Rowland  (Shop and Guiding Manager) email shop@tiritirimatangi.org.nz, phone 09 476 0010.

Photography by Kay Milton ©