Pukaha News

Breadcraft Wild Challenge now open for run only competitors

 Participants in Pukaha’s Breadcraft Wild Challenge will now be able to take part in just the run section of the Breadcraft Wild Challenge, following requests from the general public.

The inaugural event, to be held on Sunday 28 September 2014 at Pukaha Mount Bruce, is attracting a great deal of interest and organisers are keen to give as many people as possible the opportunity to join in.

New Walk Through Aviary planned

We are now a big step closer to constructing a state of the art walk through aviary after receiving a grant of $250,000 from Trust House Foundation.

This grant will kick start fundraising for the $1.1 million dollar project which is designed to provide visitors to Pukaha  with an exciting experience – allowing them to get closer to native bird life and flora and fauna.

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.