Here is some of the latest news about the island and FOMI’s activities, including stories in the media:

20th anniversary – 2018 is our 20th anniversary and we have some exciting activities planned – a picnic on the island, display, photo competition, celebration dinner. Read all about them, including how to enter our photo competition which is now underway. 

Photo competition – read all the details on categories and how to enter. Closes 30 June 2018.

Native lizards fitted with radio backpacks – Stuff, 10 February 2018

International media have produced dozens of stories about Nigel dying and his love for his concrete mate (February 2018) – FOMI has featured in many including – New York Times, The Guardian, Evening StandardBBC News

The wrong ending: Nigel the lonely gannet, found dead beside his concrete love – Stuff story, January 2018

Gannet with a heart of stone: he’s got live company, but he prefers a concrete decoy – Stuff video and story, January 2018

The conservation dog that searches for any predators, visited Mana Island  – Stuff video and story, September 2017

FOMI wins heritage & environment category of Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards 2017 – Porirua – July 2017

Name a takahe competition – results, April 2017

Information from the 2017 AGM – President’s Report, FOMI’s 2016 Performance Report, and draft Strategic Plan

Talk about takahe on Mana Island by DOC ranger – at FOMI AGM, 15 March, all welcome. 

Seabird survey finds what could be Wellington’s largest colony of little blue penguins – Stuff and DomPost, 15 December 2016

Letter of congratulations from DOC on funding for seabird translocation projects – November 2016

Nigel the lonely gannet finds love with a concrete decoy on Mana Island – Stuff and DomPost, 9 September 2016