Who Are We?

Pukaha Mount Bruce is under the guardianship of a strong partnership between the Pukaha Mount Bruce Board, Rangitane o Wairarapa and the Department of Conservation.

We share a common vision to restore this place to its natural, tranquil beauty and restore the forest’s legendary dawn chorus.

These three groups are are drawn together in to their unique community partnership through the Pukaha Mount Bruce Board which was established in 2006.

In July 2013 the Pukaha Mount Bruce Board took over the operation of the Visitor Centre, Education programmes and retail activities from the Department of Conservation.   In October 2015, it took over the operation of the captive breeding programme from the Department of Conservation too. 

The Department of Conservation is contracted to undertake the forest restoration programme at Pukaha Mount Bruce on behalf of the Board with support from local and community volunteers and operates a captive breeding programme.

Pukaha Mount Bruce is supported by the Greater Wellington Regional Council and Horizons Regional Council through their ongoing predator control programmes on neighbouring properties.

The Pukaha Mount Bruce Board consists of:

Mr Bob Francis - Chair

Mr Duncan Fletcher - Deputy Chair

Ms Kate Clark

Ms Claire Matthews

Mr Russell Kawana- Rangitane O Wairarapa

Mr Clive Paton

Ms Georgina Morrison

Mr Reg Kemper - Department of Conservation

Senior Staff at Pukaha Mount Bruce

General Manager - Emily Court p: +64 27 5942928 e: emily@pukaha.org.nz

Conservation Manager - Mr Todd Jenkinson p: +64 27 770 0063 e: todd@pukaha.org.nz

Marketing & Communications - Mrs Laura Hutchinson p: +64 27 244 1221 e: laura@pukaha.org.nz

Finance & Administration - Mrs Jo Waldron p: +64 6 375 8004  e: accounts@pukaha.org.nz

2015/2016 Annual Report 

2014/2015 Annual Report [PDF 1.6MB]

2013/2014 Annual Report [PDF 1.6MB]

2011/12 Annual Report [PDF 1.5MB]

2010/11 Annual Report [PDF 1.1MB]

2009/10 Annual Report - 3 parts as below

2008-09 Annual Report [PDF 5.5MB]