Pukaha News

Pukaha's annual fundraiser-LOVE PUKAHA-Get's bugged!

Ruud Kleinpaste - a.k.a – “The Bug Man” will be “BUGGIN” Pukaha Mount Bruce over the school holidays in April.

On Friday and Saturday, April 20th and 21st Pukaha Mount Bruce gets “Bugged” by the world famous, Ruud Kleinpaste- a.k.a- The Bug Man.

Ruud is best known for his television and radio shows, including Newstalk ZB’s ‘Ruud’s Awakening’ that was a popular radio talk-back program for more than 27 years.
Ruud’s television highlights include Maggie’s Gardening Show, What Now? and Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel series –‘Buggin’ with Ruud’.

Paintings at Pukaha- Returns for a milestone-It's 5th year.

5th annual New Zealand Flora and Fauna art exhibition - Paintings at Pukaha, marks a milestone for annual fundraiser.

36 well-known local artists have created an exhibition of native flora, fauna and wildlife which will be on display at Pukaha Mount Bruce from March 30th until the end of July 2018.

Manukura gets a new boyfriend- Introducing Frickleton

Pukaha has welcomed Frickleton. This handsome male kiwi has joined the Pukaha team from Willow Bank Wildlife Reserve to be a potential mate for the rare white kiwi at Pukaha, Manukura. You can see him in the kiwi house and hear all about him at our 12 pm daily kiwi talk. Frickleton's arrival does mean Manukura is away at Wildbase Wildlife hospital. As we are hopeful these two become a breeding pair it is vital we let Frickleton settle into the aviary and make it his space.