Welcome to the website for Friends of Mana Island
Mana Island is a predator-free island located off the coast of New Zealand, near Porirua.
Friends of Mana Island (or FOMI) is a volunteer group formed in December 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.
20th anniversary celebrations for FOMI
‘Celebrating our volunteers’ – 2018 is our 20th anniversary and we have had some exciting activities. Read all about them…
Photo competition – The winning entries were announced at Pataka on Sunday 26 August.
A special exhibition about FOMI ran at Pataka Art + Museum in Porirua during August 2018. It featured photos, videos and a new model of Mana Island. Read the news release. And watch the video of the opening function. Our Facebook page has videos of the exhibition, and a flyover of the model.
Sunday short talks at Pataka Art + Museum in Porirua – these were held at 2pm every Sunday in August. Featuring experts in conservation and restoration and volunteers who have worked on the projects.
Anniversary picnic scored perfect weather – See photos of the picnic on 25 March 2018.
New video for our 20th anniversary – Now on YouTube – “Celebrating our Volunteers”
Read the latest newsletter, published July 2018.
FOMI Strategic Plan and Performance
The Strategic Plan outlines our plans for the future.
Gift vouchers available for guided trips to Mana Island
Treat someone to a guided trip to the island. See the Visitors page for info.
Friends of Mana Island tee-shirts available now
These full cotton tee-shirts feature the colourful logo of FOMI. Full details here