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New Walkthrough Aviary one step closer

New Walkthrough Aviary one step closer

18 August, 2014

We are one step closer to constructing a state of the art walk through aviary after receiving a grant of $250,000 from Trust House Foundation.

This grant has kick started fundraising for the $1.1 million dollar project that is designed to provide visitors to Pukaha with an exciting experience – allowing them to get closer to native bird life and flora and fauna.

Construction of the project is due to commence in May 2015 with completion expected in November 2015.

We are grateful and very excited to receive this substantial grant from Trust House Foundation who have long been a key supporter of Pukaha Mount Bruce.

This walk through aviary will give visitors an amazing experience, providing them an even greater understanding of New Zealand’s precious flora and fauna and how we, as individuals and collectively can play our part in its protection.

The proposed aviary has been designed by the Pukaha Mount Bruce Board in collaboration with Fabric Structures Limited, who built The Cloud in Auckland Viaduct; Boffa Miskall Landscape Architects and Rigg Zschokke Limited. Pukaha has also received assistance from Healesville Sanctuary in Victoria, Australia and the Department of Conservation.

It will be built on site near the current blue duck aviaries. It will be 40 metres long by 20 metres wide and is expected to house at least eight different species of native birds.

Garden Tour Early Bird Tickets on sale

Early Bird tickets are still on sale but for a limited time!

Only $35 per person. (normally $45)

All details of the tour are at


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