Pukaha News

The perfect Christmas gift - a Pukaha Hectare!

It might not be yours to keep, but from only $25 per quarter hectare, you can help keep our forest free from predation and be a key part of bringing the birdsong back to the bush.

A Pukaha hectare makes a great gift. With each purchase you will receive a letter of thanks and a certificate of 'ownership'. If you do purchase it as a gift, just tell us who you would like the certificate made out to.

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.

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.