Pukaha News

May is "Manukura Month"

This May is Manukura Month at Pukaha Mount Bruce in honour of our world famous little white kiwi who turns 3 on 1 May.  During Manukura Month we're celebrating all things kiwi, and in particular our North Island Brown kiwi here at Pukaha Mount Bruce.

Manukura, meaning 'of chiefly status' hatched at Pukaha Mount Bruce to worldwide astonishment.  She's the only white kiwi who can be viewed by the public in the world - and she's on show with us every day of the year.

Interested in volunteering with the team at Pukaha?

If you are fairly fit and bush savvy, then we would be keen to talk to you about volunteering with our restoration team one day a fortnight.

With 942 hectares of unfenced bush,  we need people to help us set and clear predator traps in the reserve.  So if you are not too squeamish and have a day a fortnight to spare, we'd love to hear from you.

Full training and most equipment is provided.

Contact our volunteer co-ordinator Kerri at volunteer@pukaha.org.nz or give her a call on 0276149933

Paintings at Pukaha

18 well known artists have created an exhibition of Native Bird and Flora paintings which are on display in the Visitor Centre at Pukaha Mount Bruce from 2 April until 30 June 2015.

The artists are not only contributing to a stunning exhibition which brings home to all our visitors the beauty of New Zealand flora and fauna, they are also very kindly donating a portion of the sale of any of the paintings and prints towards the Pukaha forest restoration fund.

Enry to the exhibition is free.

More kiwis hatching at Pukaha Mount Bruce

MB76, a North Island Brown Kiwi, hatched to the delight of both visitors and staff at Pukaha Mount Bruce on Tuesday 28 January at 10.30am. Visitors were able to watch the kiwi fight its way out of the egg and then be transferred into a warm brooder box.