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 ..

Get Involved

Guiding and Shop

We are always keen to have new guides and additional help in our lovely gift shop.  You don’t have to have an encyclopaedic knowledge of birds and plants as training will be given.  If you would like to receive further information, please contact our Shop and Guiding Manager, Mary-Ann Rowland: or phone 476 0010 between 11am and 3pm, Wednesday to Sunday

General Volunteer Opportunities

Keeping an island like Tiri in good shape requires a lot of work and, from time to time, we need additional help.  Some of the types of tasks we may need help with are:

  • pruning vegetation on tracks to DOC standards
  • weed spraying
  • track maintenance and repair work
  • weed surveying and monitoring
  • construction and carpentry (eg making nesting boxes or small structures to plan)
  • brush cutting and mowing
  • spring cleaning the bunkhouse

The degree of knowledge and fitness required is variable.  You may be working alone or as part of a team, and the tasks may be one-off, project orientated or ongoing such as pruning and weed monitoring.  Where applicable, DOC can provide training, eg in pruning and safe spraying techniques.

If you are interested in getting more involved with Tiri and helping with any of these tasks or you have other skills, experience or talents you would like to offer on a voluntary basis please send your name, address and contact details to our secretary:

or write to:

Secretary, Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi,
P O Box 90-814,
Victoria Street West,
Auckland 1142

Supporters' Working Weekends

Supporters’ Working Weekends are a wonderful way to get involved, get to know the island better and to be part of what is happening on Tiritiri Matangi.

Supporters’ Weekends are to be hosted from 2011 onwards by two of our wonderful guides. This will include a night walk, dawn chorus (if you are so inclined), great advice on where to go for that special bird you haven’t yet seen and the chance to help with the feeders and water troughs in the morning.  Many of the working weekenders are regulars who love the sense of contributing to the island and enjoy the camaraderie in the bunkhouse at the end of the day.

Supporters, families and also your friends (if they are happy to join up) are all welcome. As a Supporter you get half price in the bunkhouse - check with the Tiri office for current rates.

Fullers 360 very kindly offer us a special rate on these Supporters’ Working Weekends:
adult $47, child $30 (prices correct at May 2019, but subject to change so please check with Mary-Ann at the Tiri office if necessary).

All enquiries and bookings for the weekends can be made through Mary-Ann Rowland  (Shop and Guiding Manager) email, phone 09 476 0010.

Photography by Kay Milton ©