Friends of Mana Island

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.

Upcoming AGM – everyone welcome – Wed 20 March 2019

Please join us to celebrate the achievements of our volunteers in 2018 and look ahead to this year’s activities. 

Wednesday 20 March, at 7.30pm, at Plimmerton Pavilion, Sunset Parade, with guest speakers the DOC rangers from Mana Island. 

White-faced storm petrel chicks have fledged from Mana Island

Read about the translocation of the white-faced storm petrels to Mana Island from the Chathams – on 11 February 2019. We are very grateful to our major sponsor, OMV NZ Ltd, for their support of this project. 

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”

Our newsletter

Read FOMI’s latest newsletter, published December 2018. 

FOMI Strategic Plan and Performance 

The Strategic Plan outlines our plans for the future. 

Performance Report – Read the report about our activities in 2017 and the outgoing President’s report from Brian Bell

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