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.

White-faced storm petrel chicks have arrived safely on 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. 

Latest work party report – Nov/Dec 2018 is here. 

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

Gift vouchers available for guided trips to Mana Island

See the Visitors page for info. 

Friends of Mana Island tee-shirts available now

Full details here