2020 Conservation Week

Date posted: 12-Aug-2020

Meet the Takahē on Tiritiri Matangi Island When: 1:30 pm, ..

AGM 2020

Date posted: 25-Jul-2020

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE TO WEDNESDAY 21ST OCTOBER 2020 due to Covid restrictions at t..

Ferry Resuming July 4th!

Date posted: 01-Jun-2020

Great News!!! We have confirmation Fuller360 ferry service to Tiritiri Matangi wi..

The 2020 Photo Competition Winners

Date posted: 22-May-2020

Here are the winning and commended photos from this year's competition. Congratulations to the photo..

Celebrate the Takahe Art Competition

Date posted: 08-Apr-2020

Hi Tiri Kids, It’s TakahÄ“ Awareness Month! Everyone loves our takah..

COVID-19 Important Information

Date posted: 25-Mar-2020

The government has announced that New Zealand is now at alert level 2 for COVID-19. Th..

2019 Winner Primary School Supporters of Tiritiri and Fullers 360 Science Award is Ethan Raymond

Date posted: 11-Mar-2020

Ethan has helped the Enviro-Warriors in many ways such as planning, gard..

2019 Winner Y8-Y13 NIWA Supporters of Tiritiri and Fullers 360 Science Award is Abby Haezelwood

Date posted: 11-Mar-2020

Abby Haezelwood with her winning Science Exhibit on Plastic Beaches at the NIWA Taihoro Nuk..

The Tiritiri Concert

Date posted: 11-Feb-2020

Folk on the Water The 2020 Tiritiri Matangi Conce..

2020 Photo competition now open

Date posted: 15-Jan-2020

This year's photo competition is now open for entries. Please click here (/m..

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).