Pukaha News

Annual Fundraising Dinner

Pukaha's annual fundraising dinner will be held on 24 April at the Copthorne Solway Park and Resort and organisers are hoping for a great turnout.

Tickets are $95 each (or a table of 10 for $900) and includes drinks, canapes, dinner and entertainment. There is also an auction with pieces including a NZ rugby referees jersey, a weekend away at the Museum Hotel in Wellington and a limited edition print by Dame Robin White. Two high quality raffles will also be held on the night.

Two new white kiwi hatch at Pukaha!

Last week one of the DoC rangers who regularly monitors the kiwi at Pukaha Mount Bruce found not one, but two white kiwi in a burrow at Pukaha Mount Bruce. This brings the number of white North Island Brown kiwi to be hatched at Pukaha since 2010 to five.

Love Pukaha, love kiwi

In keeping with our theme of Love this February, we're pleased to announce the arrival of "Valentine" who hatched at Pukaha at 6pm on Saturday 14 February 2015.

Valentine will remain in a warm brooder for the next 5 days until he is ready to be introduced to food. He will then be fed daily at 12 noon until he's reached his hatch weight.  As participants in Operation Nest Egg, Pukaha kiwi are creched until they reach 1.2 kilos and are then placed into the Pukaha Mount Bruce forest.

Valentine hatched from the 85th kiwi egg brought into the Pukaha nursery since 2005.