AGM 2019

Date posted: 09-Sep-2019

Our Annual General Meeting will be held at 7:30 pm on Monday 23rd September at t..

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..

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 ..


Events for 2019 are listed below.

Supporters' Weekends

Supporters’ weekends are a wonderful way to get to know the Island better and to take an active role in Tiritiri Matangi.

Supporters’ hosted weekends will be hosted by two guides and will include the opportunity to do a night walk and listen to the dawn chorus. The guides can also give you advice on where to go for that bird you haven’t yet seen and you will have the chance to help fill the feeders and water troughs. Supporters, their families and their friends (if they are happy to join up) are all welcome. As a Supporter you pay half the usual price ($15 adult, $10 children) for the bunkhouse.

Fullers 360 has kindly provided a special rate for the Supporters’ weekends.

Working weekends are an opportunity for supporters to contribute to important tasks on the Island. There is always great camaraderie in the bunkhouse, with shared pot-luck meals and a satisfying sense of achievement. 

Enquiries and bookings for the weekends and special events should be made to Mary-Ann Rowland by email:, or by phoning 09 476 0010 between 11.00 am and 3.00 pm, Wednesday to Sunday.

Join us at an evening talk


Every year we run several evening talks for our Supporters.  These cover a range of topics, from Tiritiri Matangi’s history to our plants and birds. Our guides love these seminars for their information and for the opportunity to mix and mingle with other Supporters


Please feel free to come and listen – bring a cup for juice or a hot drink after the speaker, as we’re trying to reduce our environmental impact. To attend you must be a financial supporter or join up on the night.


Events 2019

*The specialist ornithological and photographic walks on Tiritiri are for no more than 8 (or no less than 4) in a group and will be guided by an expert in that field. They are $25 and must be booked through Mary-Ann

Please note that (except where an alternative is listed below) evening talks take place in Building 115 at Unitec. You can view directions and a map by clicking here. 


The programme of events for 2019 will appear here soon (Feb 2019)

February 25th (Monday, 7:30 start, Building 115, Unitec) Our first Tiri Talk of the year and a chance for you to catch up with everyone.

Mikey Watson has done several 'Lichen' walks on Tiritiri on our Guides Days Out and those who went with him were fascinated. We all think lichens have been overlooked for too long and consequently have asked Mikey to bring us up to date.
In his talk he will cover:
- a base knowledge of what makes a lichen a lichen (i.e. in comparison to plants, alga, fungi etc.)
- why they are important (i.e. their place in ecosystems)
- familiarity with the commonly encountered lichens of Tiri (where to look, how to ID etc.)
- gems to use for guiding (amazing facts, tricks for school groups)

March 2nd (Saturday) The Tiritiri Matangi Concert. This concert marks the return of Tiri's Tartan taonga. Click here to jump to a page giving all the details.

March 18th (Monday)  A social event for members and non-members. The speakers will be our own Carl Hayson and Ray Walter who will talk about Tiri's three unique foghorns. We are also promised a short film and a live demonstration! The evening begins at 7.30 pm at the Epsom Community Centre, 202 Gillies Avenue. Click here for a map.


 29th April (Monday)– Tiri Talk, Unitec

18th May (Saturday) – Historic Day, Lighthouse open.

17th and 18th June (Monday and Tuesday) – Guide Training, Unitec

NOTE DATE CHANGE: 23rd September (Monday) – AGM

22nd and 28th September (Sunday and Saturday) – Guides Days Out

5th October (Saturday) – Dawn Chorus Run with 12th as a rain-day

2nd December (Monday) – Tiri Talk, Unitec


Please note that (except where an alternative is listed above) evening talks take place in Building 115 at Unitec. You can view directions and a map by clicking here.

Photography by Kay Milton © (top) and Olga Brochner ©