Wildbase Recovery Community Trust

Central Energy Trust Wildbase Recovery provides shelter and world-class care for native wildlife to rehabilitate.

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  Manawatu / Whanganui Endangered Conservation Wildlife

Central Energy Trust Wildbase Recovery is a national recovery, rehabilitation and education facility the provides for native wildlife as they recover from illness and injury after treatment at Massey University’s Wildbase Hospital.

The aviaries are open to the public at Palmerston North’s Victoria Esplanade and operated by Wildbase Hospital staff, New Zealand’s most skilled and resourced wildlife vets. The Massey team are sent our rarest and most endangered animals – often dealing with the cases too difficult or specialised to be dealt with elsewhere in NZ.

Central Energy Trust Wildbase Recovery facility has specialised aviaries, a circular flight aviary for tui, kotare and kereru, a five-metre-tall raptor aviary for karearea, kahu and ruru recovery pools for ocean, shore and wetlands birds to restore their waterproofing, and a place for ground-dwelling birds including kiwi and weka. Coupled with a national education programme using the Nature of Science framework laid out for the New Zealand primary school curriculum and the DoC National Education Strategy, this facility the gold standard in native wildlife rehabilitation and education.

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Our country is home to many endemic species, which means they are uniquely special to New Zealand. It’s our vision to help, protect and conserve our wildlife, and remove their threat of extinction.

Wildbase Recovery Community Trust is a charitable trust tasked with raising funds which will be granted to Palmerston North City Council for the sole purpose of building, operating and maintaining the community funded Central Energy Trust Wildbase Recovery.

The world-class sanctuary will be a place for ill or injured animals to rehabilitate in a stress-free and purpose-built environment, while educating national and international visitors about our native wildlife.


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Kelvin Grove Community Association gets behind Wildbase Recovery  3 November 2016

Posted by: Wildbase Recovery Community Trust

We'd like to give a huge shout out to the Kelvin Grove Community Association Inc for their extremely generous donation of $15,000.

The Kelvin Grove Community Association is a volunteer organisation who are doing great things in their community, and we're thrilled to have their support for Wildbase Recovery.

Left-Right: Aaron Phillips PNCC Parks & Property, Tim Gibbes KGCA Treasurer, Roger Kennedy Chairman of Wildbase Recovery Community Trust, Val Burr KGCA Committee member.

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Guest Donor on 23 May 2021
Ben on 29 Nov 2020
Great work!
John Potter
John Potter on 24 Dec 2018
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 28 Aug 2017
This will be a great facility for Palmy. Happy to help.
via Peter's retirement event
via Peter's retirement event on 13 Apr 2017

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