More kiwi for the Island

Date posted: 04-Apr-2017

In 1993 and 1995, sixteen little spotted kiwi were released on Tiritiri Matangi Island. The ma..

2017 Photo Competition

Date posted: 22-Mar-2017

It is that time of year again when we are looking for entries for our photo competition (and phot..

The 2017 concert

Date posted: 05-Feb-2017

This year's concert promises to be another wonderful and unique experience. Click here (/concert-..

Shorebird Film Festival at Devonport

Date posted: 26-Oct-2016

Click here (/miscellaneous documents/DevWaderFilms.jpg) for details of a forthcoming film festival c..

Extra Dawn Chorus Trip

Date posted: 20-Oct-2016

Stop Press: Extra Dawn Chorus trip now scheduled for Thursday 27th October 2016. ..

2016 AGM

Date posted: 06-Sep-2016

The 2016 AGM was held at the Kohia Centre at 7:30 pm on Monday 19th September. Click here (/..

New hihi film

Date posted: 30-Jul-2016

A wonderful new film describing the hihi story on Tiritiri Matangi has now been added to the hih..

New Wildside video

Date posted: 29-Jul-2016

Click here (https://blog.doc.govt.nz/2016/06/21/tiritiri-matangi-volunteers/) to view a wo..

2016 Photo competetion winners

Date posted: 04-Jun-2016

This year's winning photographs have been decided. Click here (/photocomp2016) to see the wonder..

Great new ferry fares for Supporters

Date posted: 04-Jun-2016

Thanks to our ferry company, 360 Discovery (https://www.fullers.co.nz/destinations/tiritiri-mata..

Other Wildlife


Photograph by Kay Milton ©, copper butterfly

While Tiri is primarily known for the birds, there are other kinds of wildlife on the island.  In addition to those listed below there are plans to translocate wetapunga in 2011 and plans are also underway to translocate bats to Tiri.

Click on the common name of any of the wildlife below to see more details.

Common Name

Māori Name

Scientific Name

 Banded kokopu

Kokopu

Galaxias fasciatus

 Dolphin   Delphinus delphis (common dolphin); Tursiops truncatis (bottlenose dolphin)
Raukawa gecko   Hoplodactylus maculatus 

 Copper butterfly

Pepe parariki

Lycaena spp.

 Copper skink

 

Oligosoma aeneum

Duvaucel's gecko    Hoplodactylus duvaucelii

 Gossamer damselfly

 

Ischnura aurora

 Moko skink

Moko

Oligosoma moco

 Shore skink    Oligosoma smithi

 Tuatara

Tuatara 

Sphenodon punctatus

 Weta

Weta

Hemideina spp.

Wetapunga  Wetapunga   Deinacrida heteracantha

 Yellow-spotted chafer beetle

 

Odontria xanthosticta