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Sponsor a Pūkaha heketā (hectare)

The restoration of the Pūkaha forest relies on the hapori (community). By sponsoring a hectare, you are contributing towards continued restoration efforts in our reserve, from trapping pest species to ensuring our local wildlife thrives. To sponsor your hectare visit

Ka pai to āwhina Bisset Honda (thanks for your help, Bisset Honda) 

Pūkaha received two TRX 520 quad bikes recently donated by Bevan and Ingrid from Bisset Honda in Pahiatua. The quad bikes will be used for our rabbit control programme.   The programme works in the 3220ha buffer zone around the reserve to control a burgeoning rabbit population, coordinating with neighbours and landowners, DOC, Greater Wellington Regional Council and Horizons Regional Council. There are…

A Busy Whare Whakairo 

Plenty of progress is being made at our whare whakairo (carving studio). The carving team have been hard at work creating the new kōwhaiwhai (interior boards) for the restoration inside the whare nui at Te Ore Ore Marae, in Masterton. Each of these panels takes one week to draw up and paint; Tipene our master craftsman was quick to point…

Pūkaha Trap Shop Stocked Up! 

Our Trap Shop is fully stocked: we now have, D-Rat multi rodent traps, Flipping timmy possum traps, Cage traps, Terracotta lures, Doc 200 & Doc 250 traps and much more. The Doc traps cater for larger predators such as stoats and ferrets.  To find a few extra goodies see our online shop …Shop | Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre (

Kākā Café Adds More Dishes

New menu items for kids and adults continue to be added at the Kākā Café at Pūkaha. The café is free to visit and guests are welcome to sit outside on the deck that overlooks the takahē. Kākā are also known to frequent the outdoor balcony so if you are visiting keep a firm hold of your food! New menu…

Eketāhuna Golf Club

19 Macara Street, Eketāhuna  06-375 8143 Interested in playing golf but do not have the time to play 18 holes? What about playing 9 holes? We want to know if anyone is interested in this idea? Please contact : Club Captain on 06 3758955 or 027 9243948 Secretary on 06 3758285 or 027 3788794

Radio Eketāhuna

The little station with the big sound, broadcasts on 106.5fm and 88.3fm in town. With a wide range of music and scope, we cover the Tararua District, the Wairarapa and into the Manawatu.There is a new team running the Station and enthusiasm is high. With a new outlook, new advertisers and new shows coming, the potential is huge for the…


Menz Shed

Greetings fellow villagers, Your Menzshed is currently very busy servicing village needs. We currently have a large vegetable cupboard under construction for the food bank, have just completed a storage box for members of the community and are well involved refurbishing bird nest boxes for Mt Bruce Bird Farm, so, for a bunch of oldies we are at the moment…

Taranaki R.A.T.S

On behalf of myself, Taranaki R.A.T.S and HopeWalk I would like to acknowledge and thank the
following people / businesses for the support of our recent hui we held on Saturday to help raise
awareness and offer support regarding suicide and mental health.

Anderson Street Kitchen

Fresh Seasonal Food Made With Love, including catering, cake and sweets to order and Open Kitchen Take a night off and enjoy our range of delicious dishes hand made to order, antipasto platter boxes, family favorites and wicked desserts! Check-out our new menu which is available for pick-up.

Eketāhuna OP Shop

Yaaaaaay, we have moved the Op Shop to the Herbert Building between Maison and Tabu. New year, new layout, new stock. We gladly accept clean, washed and saleable clothes and other items for the home. We look forward to seeing you in store. Come in and have a look!

Eketāhuna Multisport Turf

Eketāhuna Multisport Turf Fancy a game of hockey? Tennis? Basketball? Netball or soccer?? This wonderful facility is now open to the public from the Alfredton Road gate during daylight hours. Bookings via Eketahuna Service Centre. Public toilet is under the grand stand. Bookings under lights are available at cost. For more info contact Kirsten 06 376 8313.

The Return of Pūkaha to Rangitāne

On Saturday the 8th of February 2020, Pūkaha was gifted back to Rangitāne o Wairarapa as part of the iwi’s historic settlement redress. Pūkaha was a key piece of redress for Rangitāne for its significance to their tribal identity. It is a 942-ha unfenced reserve in the Wairarapa/Tararua that has huge conservation importance for the nation and is of cultural…

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