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..

2019 Winner Y8-Y13 NIWA Supporters of Tiritiri and Fullers 360 Science Award is Abby Haezelwood

Date posted: 11-Mar-2020

Abby Haezelwood with her winning Science Exhibit on Plastic Beaches at the NIWA Taihoro Nuk..

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..

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.