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


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..

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..

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 majority of these foundation birds went on to breed. Today, over 100 kiwi are believed to thrive on the Island but research in recent decades has indicated that the number of founders is less than ideal for a genetically sound population.

To help rectify this, ten females will shortly be removed from the Island and ten new females from Kapiti Island will be welcomed to the Island. Most of these will be released at a public event on Sunday 30th April.

This operation is being conducted alongside the introduction of little spotted kiwi to Shakespear Regional Park, who will receive our 10 females plus 10 males from Kapiti Island.

As this is a public event, 360 Discovery are putting on one of their larger boats to facilitate the anticipated increase in visitor numbers for this special event. It will, of course, be a wonderful opportunity to see the smallest species of kiwi up close, before they are introduced to their new homes.

Bookings for this event can be made directly with 360 Discovery




Ph: 0800 360 3472 option 1, or 09 307 8005 option 1