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Manukura's Birthday Fund

Closed Cause page created in the Animals category by Pukaha Mount Bruce

$469 of $7,500 goal

Given by 17 generous donors in around 3 months


To celebrate Manukura's 8th Birthday, join us to support kiwi conservation in action!

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Manukura, Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre's little white kiwi, is celebrating her 8th hatchday (birthday) on the 1st May!

This year we are giving you the opportunity to support kiwi conservation in action. All money raised through Manukura's Birthday Fund will go directly towards our kiwi program which includes hatching, rearing and releasing kiwi chicks back into their forest home.

So how much does it cost to raise a kiwi?

$8 - Feeds a growing kiwi chick for 1 week

$18 - Covers health checks as the kiwi grows up

$48 - Covers the cost of a DNA test and health check. DNA testing is important because we can work out the best release sites so that they can establish their own territory.

Overall it costs around $2,500 to hatch, raise and release a kiwi chick and monitor them using telemetry for their first year in the wild.

Right now we have three kiwi chicks in our creche awaiting release. Mana and Marama, the first siblings of the season, were released last month thanks to all the amazing people who previously contributed to the programme.

About us

Pukaha, National Wildlife Centre 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.

Use of funds

All money raised will go directly towards the three kiwi chicks waiting to be released in the reserve. Any additional money made will also go towards kiwi care for our permanent residents, such as Manukura herself.

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Latest donations

  • Jess

    Jess on 21 May 2019



  • Zack

    Zack on 15 May 2019



  • Penelope

    Penelope on 17 Apr 2019


    Love hearing about this programme and seeing the posts. Happy to help in a small way.


  • Mel

    Mel on 17 Apr 2019


    Happy birthday Manukura!


  • Michelle

    Michelle on 17 Apr 2019


    Awesome work!


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