The Tiritiri Concert

Date posted: 11-Feb-2020

Folk on the Water The 2020 Tiritiri Matangi Conce..

2020 Photo competition now open

Date posted: 15-Jan-2020

This year's photo competition is now open for entries. Please click here (/m..

AGM 2019

Date posted: 09-Sep-2019

Our Annual General Meeting was held at 7:30 pm on Monday 23rd September at the F..

More plaudits for Tiritiri Matangi

Date posted: 15-Jul-2019

Recognition of the wonderful experience visitors have when visiting the Island h..

Results of the 2019 Photo Competition

Date posted: 15-Jul-2019

The results of this year's competition have now been decided. Click here (/2019-photo-co..

Lighthouse Open Day

Date posted: 30-Apr-2019

Our historic lighthouse, signal station and diaphonic foghorn will all be on dis..

We need a new Treasurer

Date posted: 08-Apr-2019

The Supporters need a new treasurer to take over in September when Kevin Vaughan..

2019 Concert

Date posted: 05-Feb-2019

OrigiNZ, the tartan taonga are returning for the 2019 concert. Click..

Tiri's three unique foghorns

Date posted: 01-Feb-2019

Our next social event will take place on Monday 18th March when Carl Hayson and ..

Young Conservation Superstars win awards!

Date posted: 27-Jan-2019

Gabriel Barbosa and teacher Kate Asher, a team leader who co..

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 majority of these foundation birds went on to breed. Today, over 100 kiwi are believed to thrive on the Island but research in recent decades has indicated that the number of founders is less than ideal for a genetically sound population.

To help rectify this, ten females will shortly be removed from the Island and ten new females from Kapiti Island will be welcomed to the Island. Most of these will be released at a public event on Sunday 30th April.

This operation is being conducted alongside the introduction of little spotted kiwi to Shakespear Regional Park, who will receive our 10 females plus 10 males from Kapiti Island.

As this is a public event, 360 Discovery are putting on one of their larger boats to facilitate the anticipated increase in visitor numbers for this special event. It will, of course, be a wonderful opportunity to see the smallest species of kiwi up close, before they are introduced to their new homes.

Bookings for this event can be made directly with 360 Discovery


Ph: 0800 360 3472 option 1, or 09 307 8005 option 1