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..

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..

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 ©