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..

Wetapunga talk coming soon

Date posted: 05-Feb-2018

For the Social on 19 March the speaker will be Ben Goodwin of Auckland Zoo, who will talk about t..

Rat caught and now takahe released from pens

Date posted: 28-Jan-2018

Thankfully DOC staff Andre de Graaf and Polly Hall and their assistants have trapped the rat whic..

Your Christmas Shopping for a Song

Date posted: 04-Dec-2017

Aka - The Grand Christmas Shopping Expedition to Tiritiri Matangi Island Shop Dreading..

2018 Photo Comp opens for entries

Date posted: 27-Nov-2017

The 2018 Photo Competition is now open for entries. Click here (/2018-photo-competition-tiritiri-mat..

New reports on ruru nesting and Island conservation

Date posted: 02-Oct-2017

Two new reports have been added to the website. The first gives details of a summer students..

2018 calendars now available

Date posted: 27-Sep-2017

Our latest calendar, beautifully illustrated with images taken on the Island, is now available fo..

Guided walks for photographers

Date posted: 21-Jun-2017

For a wonderful day of wildlife photography please join us on Tiritiri Matangi Island for a Ph..

Ferry discounts for Supporters

Date posted: 18-May-2017

Tiritiri Matangi Island, the perfect winter's day trip. The birds are at their best, warm up w..

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:

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