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..

Get Involved

Guiding and Shop

We are always keen to have new guides and additional help in our lovely gift shop.  You don’t have to have an encyclopaedic knowledge of birds and plants as training will be given.  If you would like to receive further information, please contact our Shop and Guiding Manager, Mary-Ann Rowland:

shop@tiritirimatangi.org.nz or phone 476 0010 between 11am and 3pm, Wednesday to Sunday

General Volunteer Opportunities

Keeping an island like Tiri in good shape requires a lot of work and, from time to time, we need additional help.  Some of the types of tasks we may need help with are:

  • pruning vegetation on tracks to DOC standards
  • weed spraying
  • track maintenance and repair work
  • weed surveying and monitoring
  • construction and carpentry (eg making nesting boxes or small structures to plan)
  • brush cutting and mowing
  • spring cleaning the bunkhouse

The degree of knowledge and fitness required is variable.  You may be working alone or as part of a team, and the tasks may be one-off, project orientated or ongoing such as pruning and weed monitoring.  Where applicable, DOC can provide training, eg in pruning and safe spraying techniques.

If you are interested in getting more involved with Tiri and helping with any of these tasks or you have other skills, experience or talents you would like to offer on a voluntary basis please send your name, address and contact details to our secretary:


or write to:

Secretary, Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi,
P O Box 90-814,
Victoria Street West,
Auckland 1142

Supporters' Working Weekends

Supporters’ Working Weekends are a wonderful way to involved, get to know the island better and to be part of what is happening on Tiritiri Matangi.

Supporters’ Weekends are to be hosted from 2011 onwards by two of our wonderful guides. This will include a night walk, dawn chorus (if you are so inclined), great advice on where to go for that special bird you haven’t yet seen and the chance to help with the feeders and water troughs in the morning.  Many of the working weekenders are regulars who love the sense of contributing to the island and enjoy the camaraderie in the bunkhouse at the end of the day.

Supporters, families and also your friends (if they are happy to join up) are all welcome. As a Supporter you get half price in the bunkhouse - $12 adult and $9 for children.

360 Discovery very kindly offer us a special rate on these Supporters’ Working Weekends:
ex Auckland, adult $38, child $20; ex Gulf Harbour, adult $22, child $14.

All enquiries and bookings for the weekends can be made through Mary-Ann Rowland  (Shop and Guiding Manager) email shop@tiritirimatangi.org.nz, phone 09 476 001009 476 0010.

Photography by Kay Milton ©