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.

White-faced storm petrel chicks are being fed on Mana Island

100 white-faced storm petrel chicks were translocated to Mana Island on Friday 19 February 2021. Follow their progress on our Facebook page as the feeding team cares for them, ready for fledging from the island. 

FOMI’s latest newsletter: October 2020

Our October 2020 newsletter has stories about our work over the past few months including Waikoko wetland restoration and an update from the DOC rangers. 

FOMI Performance Report 2019, President’s Report 2019, Strategic Plan 

Read the report about our activities in 2019 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”

Give a guided trip gift 

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