Pukaha News

PUKAHA AWARDED TOP QUALMARK AWARD

The Wairarapa has businesses leading the way in making New Zealand a world class sustainable visitor destination following recent recognition by Qualmark New Zealand.

Destination Wairarapa general manager David Hancock says State Highway 2 has turned gold following recognition by Qualmark New Zealand, an independent organisation that assess businesses to ensure they offer the highest quality experiences to New Zealand visitors.

Manukura the rare white kiwi is back at Pukaha, watch this space as there could be further vet visits.

Manukura, the rare white kiwi returned to Pukaha Mount Bruce on Friday May the 4th. Manukura had been at Wildbase recovery hospital since February after being diagnosed with a beak infection that had then entered her blood stream. Although there is no sign of the infection in any recent test, Manukura is still in recovery mode. At the moment she can be seen in the nocturnal kiwi house aviary at Pukaha Mount Bruce. There may be times Manukura will have to be away for on-going vet visits or small breaks from the nocturnal house aviary while she recovers.

Pukaha Mount Bruce Annual Fundraiser nets record amount

Pukaha Mount Bruce is thrilled to announce it has broken all records and hosted its most successful fundraising dinner - ‘LOVE PUKAHA’.  Over 250 tickets were sold to the annual event which was established to raise funds for Pukaha’s forest restoration programme. This year’s event raised $18,600 – a record sum since its inception.