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.

The Department of Conservation undertakes the forest restoration programme of Pukaha Mount Bruce on behalf of the Board with support from local and community volunteers and operates a captive breeding programme at Pukaha Mount Bruce as part of its national mandate.

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 Garrick Murfitt - Deputy Chair

Mrs Lisa Sims

Mr Warren Davidson

Mr Jason Kerehi - CEO Rangitane O Wairarapa

Mr Duncan Fletcher

Mr Clive Paton

Mr Chris Lester - Department of Conservation

Senior Staff at Pukaha Mount Bruce

Executive Officer Pukaha Mount Bruce Board - Mr John Gilberthorpe

General Manager Pukaha Mount Bruce - Mrs Helen Tickner ph +64 6 375 8756 or 027 770 0020 email: helen@pukaha.org.nz

Team Leader Department of Conservation Captive Breeding - Mr Josh Foster email:jfoster@doc.govt.nz

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]