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..

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 the wetapunga breeding programme. The venue is Epsom Community Centre and it starts at 7:30pm. Click here to go to our Events page for more venue details.

The Wētāpunga (Deinacrida heteracantha) once inhabited forests from Auckland northwards and the islands of the Hauraki gulf, but its range was hugely reduced following the introduction of rats. Consequently, for one hundred years, the species was restricted to a single island - Te Hauturu o Toi, Little Barrier island. With the help of captive breeding, its range is expanding once more. This talk will cover the species natural (and un-natural) history, its discovery, its decline, the complexities of its captive breeding, its restoration and what can be expected from it in the future.
Ben Goodwin is a zoo keeper, working on the Auckland Zoo’s Ectotherm team. Primarily, his professional interests are focused on the captive husbandry, breeding and management of insects and other invertebrates.

This will be an 'open' meeting and non-members are very welcome to come along and hear Ben's talk.