20th anniversary for FOMI in 2018

Celebrating our volunteers

FOMI is delighted to be celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2018!

It’s a wonderful opportunity to reflect on what our volunteers have achieved over this time on Mana Island.

We hope many volunteers, both past and present, will join us in celebrating the ongoing restoration of the island, in partnership with DOC and Ngati Toa. 

Here is our calendar of key celebration activities. Save these dates:

Sunday 25 March 2018 – Special picnic on the island.  This was a perfect day on the island. See the photos here. 

30 June 2018 – Photo competition closed. Mana Island is a photographer’s paradise! UPDATE – this has now closed, and the judges are conferring. Stay tuned….We are running a photo competition from now until 30 June 2018. If you have ever taken photos on the island, dig them out and see if they fit the criteria. Or book a trip and take some new ones! The categories are flora (plants) fauna (birds, lizards, wetas etc), landscape/seascape, and people on Mana. And there are cash prizes for the winners.           See the photo competition page for full details… 

August 2018 – Display at Pataka’s Bottle Creek Gallery.            We are thrilled to have been selected to mount a display in the gallery for four weeks from 3 August to 2 September 2018. Our display will include photos over the years, a new model of the island (produced by Doug Royson), a new video showing volunteers and visitors on Mana (produced by Kaboose Media) and a memories board for people to record their memories. We will also have some public talks about restoration work on the island.  These will take place each Sunday in August at 2pm in the gallery, details to come.  The exhibition will run until Sunday 2 September. 

All year – Anniversary project. We are working on a special anniversary project in 2018. This is the restoration of the wetland on Mana Island including the construction of a boardwalk through this area. This major piece of work will begin in 2018.

(Photo by Christopher Stephens)