Friends of Mana Island

Kia ora. 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.

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FOMI Performance Report 2020

Read the report about our activities in 2020

FOMI’s latest newsletter: November 2021

Our November 2021 newsletter updates recent activity on Mana Island including barking gecko translocation, new power system on the island, and guided trips’ situation.  

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

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