Pukaha News

Rare Kokako counted in Pukaha forest

A very conservative count of 29 North Island kokako have been identified in a ‘walk through’ survey carried out by the Department of Conservation and volunteers in the Pukaha Mount Bruce forest.

“This is a fantastic result for Pukaha Mount Bruce as it shows our predator controls practices are working.  With a total of 16 of the 29 confirmed sighted birds being unbanded we think that the population is most probably more like 40 to 50 birds in the forest” says Bob Francis, Chair Pukaha Mount Bruce Board.

Major Spot Prize for Breadcraft Wild Challenge announced

The major spot prize for the Breadcraft Wild Challenge being held at Pukaha Mount Bruce on Sunday 28 September has been announced - as an opportunity to participate in a North Island Brown Kiwi release at Pukaha - and to name the kiwi being released.

All entrants, both individual and teams, will go into the draw to win the spot prize. But they must be present at the prize giving which will be held in the Pukaha Mount Bruce Visitor centre after the completion of the challenge.

New Duathlon announced for Pukaha Mount Bruce

With support from an iconic Wairarapa owned business, we are opening up some of our backcountry to the public with a new duathlon event- The Breadcraft Wild Challenge at Pukaha