AGM 2019

Date posted: 09-Sep-2019

Our Annual General Meeting was held at 7:30 pm on Monday 23rd September at the F..

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 ..

Growing Minds: giving the greatest gift - education through inspiration


Every child in New Zealand deserves the opportunity to experience the difference communities can make to their environment. Growing Minds, established by the Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi, is promoting this vision in the Auckland area and invites you to join with us.

Tiritiri Matangi is a wonderful example of what ordinary people can achieve with inspiration, hard work and support from the Department of Conservation. Since the 1980s a barren island has been transformed into a world-renowned wildlife sanctuary. Thousands of volunteers have given their time to grow and plant 283,000 native trees. Many of our endangered native birds and reptiles have since been released into the habitat created. Our visitors now have an opportunity to experience what native New Zealand bush must have been like before the arrival of pests, alive with the song of native birds living among lush forest.

We would like to see every school in the Auckland area have the opportunity to visit the Island where our inspiring volunteer guides will help the children to engage with their surroundings. However, as many of our lower decile schools struggle to fund the costs of transport to the Island, we have established our Growing Minds programme which provides grants to cover these costs.

Growing Minds is funded by sponsorship and donations. Every contribution from $20 for a single visit to our annual budget of $30,000 will be used to bring children to the Island.

Please help us bring more kids to Tiritiri by donating to Growing Minds.

Contact details

For further information or to make a donation please contact Mary-Ann Rowland  by email (guiding@tiritirimatangi.org.nz) or phone (09 476 0010, Wednesdays to Sundays).