Friends of Mana Island

Kia ora and welcome to the website for Friends of Mana Island


Mana Island is a predator-free island located off the coast of Porirua, New Zealand.

Friends of Mana Island (or FOMI) is a volunteer group formed in 1998 to provide support for the Department of Conservation (DOC) in the restoration of Mana Island. We also work in collaboration with Ngati Toa as tangata whenua. 

FOMI’s volunteers work on restoration projects on Mana Island. We run guided trips to the island for visitors.


This has been postponed in light of the coronavirus situation.

Follow the progress of the white-faced storm petrels

These beautiful seabirds were translocated to Mana Island from Rekohu / Chatham Islands in February 2020. Our Facebook page has updates on their progress towards fledging. 

FOMI Strategic Plan, Performance Report, President’s Report 

Read the report about our activities in 2018 and the President’s report from John McKoy

The Strategic Plan outlines our plans for the future. 

20th anniversary celebrations for FOMI in 2018 – Celebrating our volunteers

Read all about the activities…    Watch a video for our 20th anniversary – “Celebrating our Volunteers”

Shopping for FOMI products

Gift vouchers for guided trips to Mana IslandSee the Visitors page for info.

Friends of Mana Island tee-shirts  – Full details here