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..

Winners of kokako photo competition

Date posted: 02-Sep-2018

The stunning winning photographs from those submitted to the competition as part..

Kokako Celebration

Date posted: 21-Jul-2018


Kokako Photographic Competition

Date posted: 20-Jul-2018

KĊŒKAKO PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION Celebrating 21 years on Tiritiri Matangi To ce..

New monitoring reports published

Date posted: 19-Jul-2018

Reports on monitoring studies carried out over the past year have now been poste..

2018 Concert coming up soon

Date posted: 15-Feb-2018

Our 2018 concert will feature an afternoon of light classics and jazz courtesy of the Auckland Ph..

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 t..

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 whic..

Your Christmas Shopping for a Song

Date posted: 04-Dec-2017

Aka - The Grand Christmas Shopping Expedition to Tiritiri Matangi Island Shop Dreading..

Coastal Mahoe


Botanical name:  Melicytus novae-zelandiae
Maori name:  Mahoe
Common name:  Coastal Mahoe
Height:  1 - 2.5 metres

Coastal mahoeA small shrub 1 – 2m tall with multi-stemmed upright growth habit. Leaves tend to be leathery with roundish serrations, olive green in colour. Dioecious (sexes separate).

Small yellowish green bell shaped flowers August to September.

Female plants produce numerous ovoid white shaded berries spotted with very dark purple from late August to October.

It is restricted to the upper North Island from Bay of Plenty northwards, mainly on coastal islands.

Photography by Neil Davies ©