5 last-minute eco-friendly Christmas gifts from Pūkaha by Sarah Watkins Sort your last-minute Christmas gifts at Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre, and take some time out too. The nature-inspired gift shop at the Visitor Centre is only 20 minutes drive north of...
How often do you see a blue bird in the garden? Or even in a forest for that matter? One with a black eyemask looking like a burgler? If you really think about it, probably not that often. I am of course referring to the kōkako. One of New Zealand’s most endangered birds.
ANZAC Bridge – leading to a brighter future by Alex Wall Photos contributed by Esther Bunning and Friends of ANZAC Bridge A short drive north along State Highway 2, just 2.7 kilometres past Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre sits ANZAC Bridge at Kaiparoro. The...
Monash science student Jack O’Connor takes up a conservation communication internship with Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre.
The people of Rangitāne who descend from Whātonga were acknowledged in a ceremony with the Crown at Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre on the 8th of February 2020.
Once common throughout the North Island, its numbers were decimated by the introduction of rats and stoats that arrived with the early European settlers
There are an estimated 100,000 tuatara left in world. All found right here in New Zealand across predator free islands and reserves such as Pūkaha.
Our forest is home to a lot more than birds, and we are very proud of our native plants! Here we share five of the most common plants you might spot here and their traditional uses in Māori medicine.
As a business leader, you have some pretty high priorities, and being responsible on an environmental level is one of them. At Pūkaha we have a number of ways to help motivate you and your team. Here are 5 ways you can give back.
Not too long ago, a chick was found in need of desperate love and care. That chick was named Kahurangi. This is her story.
Meet the tītipounamu, or rifleman, New Zealand’s smallest bird. This beautiful endemic bird can only be found in Aotearoa and is one of only two surviving New Zealand wrens.
New Zealand has some of the world’s most beautiful walking trails, but did you know that you can leave civilisation behind at Pūkaha? Our Lookout Track takes you deep into wild kōkako and kākā territory, past ancient natives that see very little human action. Read on for more!
Your tickets are booked for the Wairarapa. But why stop there? There is more than meets the eye in this neck of the woods. Here are our top picks for a weekend getaway to Mount Bruce with the best of the Wairarapa/Tararua on your doorstep!
It’s that time of year again – school holidays are here! We’ve compiled our favourite holiday activities you can get involved with at home, right in your own backyard. Here are the best ways to get your kids in nature these school holidays.
Have you ever wondered about what it’s like working with kiwi in our kiwi nursery? Here’s your chance to go behind the scenes and find out just how the magic happens!
Some may look pretty frightening, but did you know that New Zealand’s insects are super important? Here we share with you our favourite creepy crawlies at Pūkaha so keep your eyes peeled on your next visit!
The time has come to shine a spotlight on some of the other creatures calling this forest home. Introducing the moko kākāriki (Naultinus punctatus), also known as a Wellington tree gecko.Read on to learn why it’s so special!
In honour of National Volunteer Week, we thought we’d share with you the awesome jobs that Pūkaha volunteers love so much. And it could be you! Here are our five favourites plus how you can become part of the Pūkaha conservation magic.