Pukaha News

Pukaha welcomes Antipodes Island Parakeet

6 female Antipodes Island Parakeet have taken up residency at Pukaha Mount Bruce from 21 April 2015.  Hatched and raised at the Esplanade in Palmerston North, these inquisitive and characterful birds have immediately settled into their new home with a minimum of fuss and plenty of chattery noise.

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.