Pukaha News

Conservation Week 2018 is here!

 

Conservation Week is a New Zealand, Department of Conservation run initiative that takes place each year to encourage people to get involved in nature and help to take care of it.

Each year DOC works with community groups across Aotearoa to spread the conservation message. It’s a nationwide celebration of kiwis pitching in to help our native plants and animals. All over the country "kiwi" are encouraged to get involved by, going to a local Conservation Week event, doing an activity off your own back or donating to existing conservation programmes.

MĀORI LANGUAGE WEEK 2018

Māori Language Week- September 10th-16th  'Kia Kaha te Reo Māori’ 

Help us celebrate our foundation language of New Zealand-te Reo- This week it's all about just giving it a go. With our tips and resources you can have a go at purchasing your entry ticket in te Reo, ordering your coffee from the kākā cafe' and at all our daily wildlife talks, learn the Māori name for the species.

The Pukaha, National Wildlife Centre kiwi nursery is open for the season!

Tuesday morning Pukaha welcomed the 102nd kiwi chick to be hatched at the wildlife centre. Pukaha rangers and volunteers have collected four kiwi eggs from the Pukaha forest so far this season and have begun the very delicate and specialised incubation process in the kiwi house nursery. The rangers will carefully turn the remaining three eggs four times a day while maintaining the temperature at 35.5 degrees Celsius until they hatch.