Conservation status
In some trouble

Tiritiri Matangi has been a popular source of tīeke for translocation. This island initially had very little bush, so there were very few natural roosting and nesting sites. Since then, boxes have been provided for nesting. The saddleback is not a species to look a gift horse/house in the mouth.

Campaign Manager

Margie Beautrais and the Bushy Park Education Team

Margie Beautrais and the Bushy Park Education Team

Kia ora rā! My name is Margie Beautrais. I’m the Education Team Leader at Whanganui Regional Museum and I have the privilege of helping at Tarapuruhi Bushy Park Sanctuary, beautiful forest home of the tīeke. Supporting this campaign are a fantastic group of kaimahi, volunteers at Tarapuruhi, led by Forest Manager, Mandy Brooke. They are the ones that do the important mahi, looking after the forest and all the amazing birds, making sure they thrive and multiply. #TīekeTeam


Craig McKenzie