2021 Photo Competition

Date posted: 21-Jan-2021

2021 Photo Competition Now Open It is that time of year again when we are look..

Primary School Science Conservation 2020 Award

Date posted: 18-Dec-2020

Dylan Lewis Y7 from Mahurangi College, Warkworth, being presented with the ..

Supporters of Tiritiri Inc and Fullers 360 Science Conservation 2020 Award

Date posted: 18-Dec-2020

The NIWA Auckland City Science and Technology Fair winner of the Supporters of Tiritiri ..

2020 Conservation Week

Date posted: 12-Aug-2020

Meet the Takahē on Tiritiri Matangi Island When: 1:30 pm, ..

AGM 2020

Date posted: 25-Jul-2020

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE TO WEDNESDAY 21ST OCTOBER 2020 due to Covid restrictions at t..

Ferry Resuming July 4th!

Date posted: 01-Jun-2020

Great News!!! We have confirmation Fuller360 ferry service to Tiritiri Matangi wi..

The 2020 Photo Competition Winners

Date posted: 22-May-2020

Here are the winning and commended photos from this year's competition. Congratulations to the photo..

Celebrate the Takahe Art Competition

Date posted: 08-Apr-2020

Hi Tiri Kids, It’s TakahÄ“ Awareness Month! Everyone loves our takah..

COVID-19 Important Information

Date posted: 25-Mar-2020

The government has announced that New Zealand is now at alert level 2 for COVID-19. Th..

2019 Winner Primary School Supporters of Tiritiri and Fullers 360 Science Award is Ethan Raymond

Date posted: 11-Mar-2020

Ethan has helped the Enviro-Warriors in many ways such as planning, gard..

People on Tiritiri


Mary-Ann Rowland

Mary-Ann manages the shop and the guiding operation on Tiritiri. 

Along with the DoC ranger on duty, she helps to welcome the daily visitors as they disembark and then matches them with a suitable walk and a guide.

She co-ordinates our volunteers who operate the shop and lead the guided walks, organizes their training and provides them with regular updates on what's happening on the Island.

Kata Tamaki

Kata is one of our two permanent Department of Conservation rangers. Kata took up her role on Tiri in November 2016.




Emma Dunning

Emma became our second permanent Department of Conservation ranger in January 2019.


Barbara and Ray Walter

Ray was the last resident lighthouse keeper on Tiritiri and became our first ranger, soon to be joined by Barbara. The contribution made by these two in the foundation of Tiritiri as an open reserve, in the planting programme and the visitor experience, has created a legacy which will surely last as long as the Island itself.


Liz Maire

Liz has been appointed as our assistant educator and will work with Barbara Hughes sharing the interactions with visiting students and adding her own ideas from many years in her previous role as a community ranger for the Department of Conservation.

Brian Chandler

Brian is the current chairperson of the Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi. He leads an enthusiastic set of committee members and likes to get involved in the practical work on the Island.

Barbara Hughes

Barbara is our Educator. She started work on 17th January 2013 and will work with Mary-Ann on our school visits programme.

Barbara, who is a biology teacher herself, interacts closely with school staff and students. Her aim is to increase the value of school visits, and hopefully attract more, by integrating the students Tiritiri experience to the curriculum.