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 ..

Who are the Supporters

The Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi Inc. is a non-profit conservation volunteer group founded in 1988 to further the aims of the Tiritiri Matangi habitat restoration and species translocation project. Since then we have grown into a major conservation group with over 1600 members and work in partnership with the Department of Conservation to co-manage the project.

Our Mission

Our current vision is to “help create the ultimate wildlife sanctuary and healthy ecosystem, a magical place that engages and inspires volunteers, visitors and other New Zealanders to understand our unique heritage and make a difference in their own environment.”

We have four key objectives:

Conservation: Tiritiri Matangi has a healthy functioning ecosystem that is representative of the pre-human Hauraki Gulf area in which the island is located
Insight: Tiritiri Matangi is a key centre for biodiversity research and management
Inspiration: Every visitor is inspired to become an advocate for New Zealand’s unique biodiversity by making a difference in their own community
Participation: We provide a range of opportunities for people to participate in the Tiritiri Matangi story, as volunteers or as visitors

Our Achievements

In the past 22 years we have:

  • Funded a number of translocations (transfers) and top-ups of rare species, including kokako, rifleman and Duvaucel’s geckos.
  • Funded a range of interpretative signs
  • Built a new visitors’ centre, with state-of-the-art interpretation
  • Built an extensive vehicle and equipment storage facility
  • Purchased various vehicles including the island’s tractor, ute and trailer.
  • Funded annual weed management programmes
  • Funded ongoing scientific research
  • Developed an extensive guided walk programme, with over 200 guides
  • Built and run a shop on the island, entirely manned by our volunteers, with all proceeds invested in the project.

The Supporters has a constitution and an active committee.