Pukaha News

Mapuna, third white kiwi, undergoes eye surgery

The third white kiwi hatched at Pukaha Mount Bruce has undergone delicate eye surgery at Massey University’s Wildbase Hospital.

Mapuna, the last of three rare white kiwi to be hatched at Pukaha since 2011, hatched with an incompletely formed tear duct. First diagnosed by Wildbase Hospital at Massey when very young, until now Mapuna has been monitored by Pukaha staff who have undertaken daily eye cleaning.

Breadcraft Wild Challenge now open for run only competitors

 Participants in Pukaha’s Breadcraft Wild Challenge will now be able to take part in just the run section of the Breadcraft Wild Challenge, following requests from the general public.

The inaugural event, to be held on Sunday 28 September 2014 at Pukaha Mount Bruce, is attracting a great deal of interest and organisers are keen to give as many people as possible the opportunity to join in.

New Walk Through Aviary planned

We are now a big step closer to constructing a state of the art walk through aviary after receiving a grant of $250,000 from Trust House Foundation.

This grant will kick start fundraising for the $1.1 million dollar project which is designed to provide visitors to Pukaha  with an exciting experience – allowing them to get closer to native bird life and flora and fauna.