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Pūkaha Mourn Loss Of Kahurangi, Famous Kōkako

Friday, 1 December 2023, 3:11 pm | Pukaha

It is with a very heavy heart that the Pūkaha National wildlife centre announces the passing of our much loved and adored Kahurangi. <img src="" width="720" height="479"> A resident at Pūkaha since ... More >>

Pūkaha Forest To Be Gifted To The Nation

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 3:06 pm | Pukaha

  Rangitāne and Pūkaha are pleased to invite supporters and the wider community to join them to commemorate the historic gifting of the 942ha Pūkaha Forest to the people of Aotearoa at an official ceremony at Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre ... More >>

Pūkaha hand-rears Aotearoa’s most endangered parakeet

Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 12:30 pm | Pukaha

Four Weeks Old Mount Bruce, Masterton: Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre has managed to hand rear five orange-fronted parakeets (he kākāriki karaka) from its first clutch of the 20/21 breeding season. The parakeets are Aotearoa’s rarest and were ... More >>

Kiwi Census Data Returns Promising Results

Thursday, 20 August 2020, 9:39 am | Pukaha

Mount Bruce, Masterton:  Monitoring at Pūkaha has identified 12 wild kiwi alive and well in the reserve, including several pairs. The last census in 2018 identified 18 wild kiwi in Pūkaha forest. Following the devastating loss of six monitored kiwi ... More >>

Major Development To Start At Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre

Friday, 8 May 2020, 2:01 pm | Pukaha

Pūkaha has successfully secured funding from the Government's Provincial Growth Fund (PGF). It sends a bold message about the future of the National Wildlife Centre, as PGF investment will pay a significant role in the economic reovery of the Tararua ... More >>

Manukura’s Nine Birthday Wishes

Friday, 1 May 2020, 4:11 pm | Pukaha

Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre , Mount Bruce, Masterton: Nine years ago today Pukaha’s most precious kiwi called Manukura was hatched. Much to the surprise of her rangers and staff at the time, the special taonga (treasure) was born with completely ... More >>

Pūkaha breeds New Zealand’s rarest parakeet

Friday, 17 April 2020, 12:56 pm | Pukaha

Mount Bruce, Masterton: Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre has managed to breed New Zealand’s most endangered parakeet for the very first time. Four orange-fronted kākāriki (he kākāriki karaka) chicks were hatched at the centre in late February ... More >>

Week-long activities around Waitangi Day

Tuesday, 4 February 2020, 2:46 pm | Pukaha

Mount Bruce, Masterton: Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre is offering a whole week of activities to honour Waitangi Day. A key focus will be a series of harakeke wānanga (flax workshops) that will run from Monday 3rd February to Friday 7th February. The ... More >>

Pūkaha announces new board appointments

Friday, 29 November 2019, 4:30 pm | Pukaha

Mount Bruce, Masterton: Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to its board; Moira Paewai and Murray McKee. Both are expected to bring a wealth of high-level business experience and strengthen what ... More >>

Pūkaha plans new $4 million educational facility

Monday, 18 November 2019, 5:46 pm | Pukaha

Mount Bruce, Masterton: Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre is embarking on a new and significant development, the Pūkaha Environment and Ecology Programme: Te Wānanga Taiao. This is a major leverage of the current investment made in the Reserve by ... More >>

New kiwi chick hatches at Pūkaha

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 7:36 pm | Pukaha

Mount Bruce, Masterton: Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre is pleased to announce the successful hatching of a new kiwi. The chick is the first arrival of the 2019 breeding season and arrived healthy at 5pm on September 17th, 2019, weighing 285 grams. The ... More >>

Pūkaha launches new cultural immersion tour

Monday, 9 September 2019, 7:57 pm | Pukaha

Mount Bruce, Masterton: Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre along with local iwi, has developed a new cultural tour for their visitors to enjoy. Te Hikoi o Pūkaha will see local iwi members from Rangitāne o Wairarapa guide visitors through the Pūkaha ... More >>

Pūkaha officially open forest wedding venue

Saturday, 8 June 2019, 5:20 pm | Pukaha

Mount Bruce, Masterton : Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre has officially opened as a wedding venue. The 942-hectare reserve, which also doubles as a captive breeding site for critically endangered native birds, has launched venue hire and all-inclusive ... More >>

Pūkaha Hires International Marketing Team

Friday, 22 February 2019, 12:39 pm | Pukaha

Mount Bruce, Tararua: Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre has started 2019 with a bang by hiring an all-new marketing team. The Centre is aiming to grow their visitor numbers and expand their conservation work significantly over the coming year. More >>

The Pukaha kiwi nursery is open for the season

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 4:30 pm | Pukaha

This morning Pukaha welcomed the 102nd kiwi chick to be hatched at the wildlife centre. Pukaha rangers and volunteers have collected four kiwi eggs from the Pukaha forest so far this season and have begun the very delicate and specialised incubation process ... More >>

“The Bug Man” will be “BUGGIN” Pukaha Mount Bruce

Monday, 9 April 2018, 5:04 pm | Pukaha

Ruud Kleinpaste - a.k.a – “The Bug Man” will be “BUGGIN” Pukaha Mount Bruce over the school holidays in April. More >>

Paintings at Pukaha, marks a milestone for annual fundraiser

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 1:45 pm | Pukaha

21st of March 2018 5th annual New Zealand Flora and Fauna art exhibition - Paintings at Pukaha, marks a milestone for annual fundraiser. 36 well-known local artists have created an exhibition of native flora, fauna and wildlife which will be on display ... More >>

Keeping Kokako Safe at Pukaha

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 11:31 am | Pukaha

Community schools, Squawk Squad, Goodnature NZ and Pukaha Mount Bruce, National Wildlife Centre band together to Keep Kokako Safe at Pukaha. Three different conservation groups in New Zealand are engaging local community schools in conservation education ... More >>

Kiwi eggs in the nursery at Pukaha Mount Bruce

Thursday, 28 December 2017, 6:33 pm | Pukaha

Kiwi eggs in the nursery at Pukaha Mount Bruce look set to produce a New Year’s chick. Pukaha Mount Bruce staff received a super Christmas present, two kiwi eggs from the Rimutaka forest park trust arrived late last week. One of the eggs has just ... More >>

Takahē pair at Pukaha Mount Bruce

Friday, 24 November 2017, 6:36 pm | Pukaha

The rangers at Pukaha Mount Bruce, National Wildlife Centre were disappointed to discover that the takahē eggs laid last month will not be producing any takahē chicks. Resident pair, Natural and Fomi have been sitting on what was believed to ... More >>





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