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This Weekend, Kids Go Free!

This weekend, Kids Go Free

With Santa coming to visit Pukaha on Saturday from 12noon until 2pm we thought it only fair that we have a Kids Go Free weekend.

That's right, this weekend Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 December, kids go free!

Come along and enjoy our 6 daily talks including the awesome eels and cheeky kakas! See if you can spot the riflemen nesting near the kiwi house. Watch Manukura in the nocturnal house and see how quickly you can find Turua in there as well.

Enjoy some delicious food at Wild Cafe and you might even pick up the perfect last minute Christmas gift in our retail store.

Wonderful Christmas gifts from Pukaha

Do you have family coming to stay for Christmas? Wondering what to get for the kids this year that isn't just another toy?  Looking for a gift that everyone will enjoy?

There are fantastic options in our retail shop at the Pukaha Visitor Centre, some of which can be found in our online shop

Mapuna, third white kiwi, undergoes eye surgery

The third white kiwi hatched at Pukaha Mount Bruce has undergone delicate eye surgery at Massey University’s Wildbase Hospital.

Mapuna, the last of three rare white kiwi to be hatched at Pukaha since 2011, hatched with an incompletely formed tear duct. First diagnosed by Wildbase Hospital at Massey when very young, until now Mapuna has been monitored by Pukaha staff who have undertaken daily eye cleaning.