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 ..

Horokaka, New Zealand ice plant

 

Botanical name:  Disphyma australe
Maori name:  Horokaka
Common name:  New Zealand ice plant

This endemic ice plant is present on rocky outcrops on the beaches of Tirtiri Matangi. It has succulent three-angled leaves and whitish flowers in spring and summer. Maori used the juice from horokaka leaves to treat boils and other skin ailments. The mildly salty leaves were sometimes pickled by early European settlers.

Sadly our ice plant has been supplanted on the mainland by an introduced South African ice plant, pig face (Carpobrotus edulis) which is now widespread around much of the Auckland coastline.



Photographs by Warren Brewer © (above) and Martin Sanders © (left).