Love Pukaha 2017

$95.00

Join us for our annual fundraising dinner - Love Pukaha.

To be held at the Copthorne Solway Park & Resort Masterton on Friday 28 April 2017 starting at 6pm.

The evening includes fine wine, food and entertainment with the Shenanigans as well as charity auction items, mystery envelopes and a raffle.

Tickets are just $95.00 per person or $900 for a table of 10.

Price: $95.00

Annual Fundraising Dinner

Pukaha's annual fundraising dinner will be held on 28 April at the Copthorne Solway Park and Resort and organisers are hoping for a great turnout.

Tickets are $95 each (or a table of 10 for $900) and includes drinks, canapes, dinner and entertainment. There is also an auction with pieces including a photograph by Rebecca Kempton, a signed vinyl LP from Ladyhawke, dinner and a guided night walk for 10 people at Pukaha Mount Bruce and a signed jersey by Liam Malone.  Mystery envelopes and raffles will also be available on the night

How to get here

We are located on State Highway 2 between Masterton in the Wairarapa (approximately 30km) and Eketahuna in the Tararua district (approximately 10km).

This is toward the east coast, on New Zealand's North Island.

It takes about 2 hours to drive from Wellington and about the same from Napier. It takes approximately 1 hour to drive from Palmerston North.

First takahē egg at Pukaha for over 20 years.

The rangers at Pukaha Mount Bruce, National Wildlife Centre were delighted to discover that the resident takahē couple, Natural and Fomi are sitting on an egg. The egg was discovered on Saturday by Pukaha ranger, Tara Swan. The discovery of the egg, marks the first time there has been a takahē egg laid at the centre for over 20 years.

Pukaha receives ZAA Welfare Accreditation

Pukaha Mount Bruce has been recognized for meeting positive animal welfare outcomes.  Recently assessed by the Zoo and Aquarium Association’s (ZAA) Accreditation Program, Pukaha has successfully achieved Accreditation.  

The Zoo and Aquarium (ZAA) Accreditation Program has lifted the bar for animal welfare standards, and is for all ZAA member zoos and aquariums.  With a positive animal welfare focus, the new Accreditation Program is a world first for the zoo industry.

Love Pukaha 2017 a success

Pukaha's annual fundraising dinner was held on Friday 28 April and over $14,000 was raised towards the conservation work being undertaken on site.

Thank you to all the people and businesses who donated goods for this dinner. A full list of the donated goods can be found here

Thanks also to those who attended on the night.

Happy 6th Birthday Manukura!

On May the 1st six years ago Pukaha got a huge suprise when Manukura, the rare white kiwi was hatched in the kiwi house nursery. Manukura is not albino but has white feathers due to a recessive gene that has been handed down by her parents.

Now a days Manukura is sharing her aviary with her "boyfriend" Turua. They are both active kiwi in O.N.E - Operation Nest Egg. This is our national kiwi recovery programme.

Be a Junior Ranger at Pukaha these holidays

It's almost Easter school holidays so it's time to get your Junior Rangers signed up for Ranger duty! Pukaha can help keep the kids busy with our hands on, interactive school holiday programme.

BioBlitz 2016 a success

Our first BioBlitz, held on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 February, has been declared an outstanding success.

A BioBlitz is a scientific race against time to find, identify and record all the different kinds of plants, fungi, animals, invertebrates and other living creatures present in a specific search area, in this case a one square kilometre area of the Pukaha Forest.

Bring out your Wild Things this summer!

This summer is all about more green and less screen at Pukaha Mount Bruce.