Supporting native wildlife restoration at Mount Bruce.
The Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre is a nature conservation reserve, established in the early 1990s as a centre for environmental education and to promote awareness of New Zealand’s indigenous wildlife. Since its establishment, substantial recovery of the forest has been achieved through pest control, reintroduction of wildlife and revegetation – largely carried out by community and iwi volunteers.
Pūkaha Restoration Project began in 2001 through a partnership between the Pūkaha Mount Bruce Board, the Department of Conservation and Rangitane o Wairarapa. In 2014, Boffa Miskell was engaged to lead a review of the project. The resulting report noted the project’s successes and made recommendations for future animal pest management and visitor experience development.