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Five Winter Activities For Kids To Enjoy At Pūkaha

Five Winter Activities For Kids To Enjoy At Pūkaha

5 Winter Activities For Kids To Enjoy by Sarah Watkins When the weather is cold and sometimes wet, what do you do with the kids?Here are five fun winter kids activities you can enjoy at Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre to engage the whole family. The forest reserve is...

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5 last-minute eco-friendly Christmas gifts from Pūkaha

5 last-minute eco-friendly Christmas gifts from Pūkaha

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...

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Counting Wild Kōkako

Counting Wild Kōkako

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.

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ANZAC Bridge – leading to a brighter future

ANZAC Bridge – leading to a brighter future

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...

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The return of Pūkaha to Rangitāne

The return of Pūkaha to Rangitāne

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.

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Our Newest Arrival

Our Newest Arrival

Once common throughout the North Island, its numbers were decimated by the introduction of rats and stoats that arrived with the early European settlers

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Our Oldest Inhabitants

Our Oldest Inhabitants

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.

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5 Native Plants Used In Māori Medicine

5 Native Plants Used In Māori Medicine

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.

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5 Ways To Get Your Team Involved in Conservation

5 Ways To Get Your Team Involved in Conservation

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.

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Meet Kahurangi

Meet Kahurangi

Not too long ago, a chick was found in need of desperate love and care. That chick was named Kahurangi. This is her story.

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What’s In Your Garden: Tītipounamu

What’s In Your Garden: Tītipounamu

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.

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Walking the Pūkaha Loop Track

Walking the Pūkaha Loop Track

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!

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Weekend Getaway to Mount Bruce

Weekend Getaway to Mount Bruce

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!

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Get your Kids into Nature these School Holidays

Get your Kids into Nature these School Holidays

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.

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Inside a Kiwi Nursery

Inside a Kiwi Nursery

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!

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