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..

Entries for the 2019 photo competition

Date posted: 19-Jan-2019

We are now taking entries for the 2019 photographic competition. You can enter u..

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..

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 which had arrived on the Island a few days ago. Monitoring will continue for a while just in case there was more than one, but the poison baits and traps have been removed or unset.

Our takahe had been penned up to avoid any risk to them from the traps or baits. DOC had decided to keep them in the pens for another two or three weeks to complete their annual health checks and vaccinations. It's stressful for the birds to catch them for health care checks but catching penned birds is easier and causes less stress.

2nd February: Stop press


All our takahe have now been released from their pens. The health checks and vaccinations were completed on Wednesday 31st January and, while all the birds were looking fit, and most were excellent weights, it was felt that they were at risk of losing condition while held in the pens. After consultation with DOC staff from the takahe recovery team, the birds were released into their usual territories where, hopefully, visitors will be able to see them.