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..

Photo competition results 2015

Geoff Beals' photo of the lighthouse against the evening sky came 1st in the Landscape section.

We had a new judge for the photo competition this year. Shona Kebble has been heavily involved in the New Zealand photographic scene for the past twelve years or so. In 2002 she became interested in improving her own photography and so took a six-week course at night school and then joined Howick Camera Club. She quickly graduated from B grade to A grade and has since served many years on the committee, including two as President. Shona does not specialise in a particular subject but enjoys nature photography more than any other kind, with landscape and candid portraiture following closely behind. She has judged for many clubs throughout the country and has also judged at the National Triptych Salon, North Shore Salon (three times), Tauranga Av Salon and PSNZ National Exhibition (Nature Section).

You can see some of Shona's work on her website: www.digiimagephotos.com

Of this year's Tiritiri Matangi photo competition, Shona says: 'I found the Fauna section of your competition to be of a very high standard, and there were also some extremely good images in the other sections. I enjoyed seeing your images very much and they have inspired me for when I visit the Island.'

Here are the first, second and third placings in each category. Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks to all who entered the competition, some of whom will, as usually, be rewarded by seeing their images in the Tiritiri Matangi Calendar for 2016.  


  Fauna, 1st place
Alison Forbes, Two young riflemen. 
Fauna, 2nd place
Claudine Laugrost, Robin 
  Fauna, 3rd place
Matthew Jones, Takahe 
Flora, 1st place
Malcolm de Raat, Kowhai flowers 
  Flora, 2nd place
Martin Sanders, Clematis flowers 
Flora, 3rd place
Geoff Beals, Pohutukawa flowers 

Landscape, 1st place  Geoff Beals, Beneath the stars (see top of page)

  Landscape, 2nd place
Bruce Crossan, Lighthouse at night 
Landscape, 3rd place
Kay Milton, Lighthouse at dawn 
  People, 1st place
Jo McCarthy, Tieke release 
People, 2nd place
Kay Milton, Ray in the Cuvier light 
  People, 3rd place
Heidrun Schinke, Guided group 
Under 16, 1st place
Jake Runting, Tieke 
  Under 16, 2nd place
Oscar Thomas, Korimako 
Under 16, 3rd place
Joshua Crellin, Takahe