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

(https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-great-kokako-story-celebrating-21-years-..

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..

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 which had arrived on the Island a few days ago. Monitoring will continue for a while just in case there was more than one, but the poison baits and traps have been removed or unset.

Our takahe had been penned up to avoid any risk to them from the traps or baits. DOC had decided to keep them in the pens for another two or three weeks to complete their annual health checks and vaccinations. It's stressful for the birds to catch them for health care checks but catching penned birds is easier and causes less stress.

2nd February: Stop press


All our takahe have now been released from their pens. The health checks and vaccinations were completed on Wednesday 31st January and, while all the birds were looking fit, and most were excellent weights, it was felt that they were at risk of losing condition while held in the pens. After consultation with DOC staff from the takahe recovery team, the birds were released into their usual territories where, hopefully, visitors will be able to see them.