Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi
Visitors being shown penguin boxes by a volunteer guide on Tiritiri Matangi
The Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi is a non-profit conservation volunteer group, founded in 1988 to restore the island of Tiritiri Matangi and establish an open sanctuary for endangered native species.
The organisation now works in partnership with DOC to further the goals of restoration and introduction of species, along with providing guiding for visitors and an education programme.
Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi providing an educational experience for students
Since 1984 over 280,000 trees have been planted by thousands of volunteers.
Tiritiri Matangi provides a special opportunity to see some of our rarest birds and other species.
You can help
Join the Supporters
While Tiritiri Matangi is an outstanding success, the project still requires help to improve habitat and visitor facilities, fund research and visitor education programmes. You can support this valuable restoration work by becoming a member of the society. Full colour quarterly newsletters will keep you informed of island news and activities.
Visit the Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi website
Volunteer on Tiritiri Matangi
You can also help out by volunteering for the Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi. This opportunity requires regular commitment. Training is provided.
Volunteer opportunities include assisting in the Visitor Centre, guiding visitors or being involved with the weed programme on the island. Contact:
Shop and Guiding Manager
Phone: +64 9 476 0010