Pukaha is very proud to be celebrating the 100th chick to be hatched at the National Wildlife Centre since it began participating in the national Operation Nest Egg programme in September 2005.
MB100 hatched on Friday 17 March in the nursery and staff will be celebrating with the community from March 26 to April 3. MB100 will remain in the brooder off display until March 26 when it will have its initial 12 noon feed. This is to allow it time to absorb its yolk from the hatch. It will be fed in the nursery daily at 12 noon from March 26 to Monday 3 April.
On Sunday March 26 there will be Kids Go Free Day. All children up to 15 years old will receive free entry to Pukaha (with a paying adult).
During the week of celebrations there will be opportunities for people to engage in special kiwi related activities in the kiwi house.
From 26 March Pukaha will be running a special competition on its facebook page where the first 100 people to answer a kiwi question will go in the draw to win a kiwi night walk at Pukaha for up to 6 people.