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..

Creeping Fuschia

Botanical name:  Fuchsia procumbens
Common name:  Creeping fuchsia

A creeping prostrate shrub often forming large scrambling masses.

Endemic to NZ, found on sandy, gravelly or rocky places near the sea in the northern North Island. It is often found growing just above the high-tide mark. 

The foliage cannot be recognised as fuchsia, with very small heart shaped leaves.

The flowers are very free, small (about 1 cm high) and point upwards, also very unfuchsia like. The stamens are bright red and the pollen blue. Flowering is from Dec Feb.  Oblong, crimson berries up to 2.5cm long are produced.
 Fuchsia procumbens

Photography by Neil Davies ©