2019 Concert

Date posted: 05-Feb-2019

OrigiNZ, the tartan taonga are returning for the 2019 concert. Click..

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 ..

2019 Calendars now available

Date posted: 05-Sep-2018

The new 2019 calendars are now available and this year's is better than ever! Th..

Winners of kokako photo competition

Date posted: 02-Sep-2018

The stunning winning photographs from those submitted to the competition as part..

Kokako Celebration

Date posted: 21-Jul-2018

(https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-great-kokako-story-celebrating-21-years-..

Kokako Photographic Competition

Date posted: 20-Jul-2018

KĊŒKAKO PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION Celebrating 21 years on Tiritiri Matangi To ce..

New monitoring reports published

Date posted: 19-Jul-2018

Reports on monitoring studies carried out over the past year have now been poste..

2018 Concert coming up soon

Date posted: 15-Feb-2018

Our 2018 concert will feature an afternoon of light classics and jazz courtesy of the Auckland Ph..

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).