Kia ora and Welcome to the Friends of Mana Island Website


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

Friends of Mana Island (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 Ngāti Toa as tangata whenua. FOMI’s volunteers work on restoration projects on Mana Island. FOMI also runs guided trips to the island for visitors.

See Colin Miskelly and Annemieke Hendriks’ “Report on a visit to Mana Island 10-27 October 2022” for the latest information on seabird numbers, weeding efforts, 5 minute bird count results, and flax weevil impacts monitoring.


Annual Performance Report

2021 Performance Report (PDF) Read a summary of FOMI’s activities and key achievements of financial year 2021.

Latest Newsletter

November 2021 Newsletter Read about recent activities on Mana Island including the barking gecko translocation, the newly installed power system, and the latest on guided trips.

2022 Speargrass Weevil Report

“Speargrass weevil (Lyperobius huttonistatus on Mana Island February 2021“, by Colin Miskelly and Jaz Hamilton from July 2022. Read about how Speargrass weevils are doing since their release on Mana Island.