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 (was in March), 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.
New FOMI video on YouTube – “Celebrating our Volunteers” – especially for FOMI’s 20th anniversary
20th anniversary picnic – see photos from this event on 25 March 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 Standard, BBC 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
Seabird survey finds what could be Wellington’s largest colony of little blue penguins – Stuff and DomPost, 15 December 2016
Nigel the lonely gannet finds love with a concrete decoy on Mana Island – Stuff and DomPost, 9 September 2016