These four-minute mini-documentaries reveal stories of the Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife centre in northern Wairarapa. They are part of the Meet the Locals series, a groundbreaking partnership between DOC and TVNZ.
The tiny protected forest of Pukaha in the Wairarapa is all that remains of the once vast 70 Mile Bush. Find out how the last part is protected and what wildlife is coming back.
The Pukaha Mount Bruce mainland island also functions as an outdoor classroom where thousands of children a year learn about their natural heritage.
In this video you get up close and personal with a North Island brown kiwi and learn about why our iconic national birds are so fascinating and why they need our help.
Here’s a riddle for you: What’s bluish-grey, has a long tail and short wings, hops from branch to branch and was close to extinction up until the 1990s? Watch this video to learn more.
Many of us don't exactly have a very favourable opinion of eels. But at Pukaha Mount Bruce, there’s a lot to learn about tuna/eels and the incredible journey they must make to survive.