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Conservation Week on SH2

October 12th 2017

Conservation Week on SH2

The SH2 experience is about to get even better. This weekend marks the start of conservation week. Conservation week begins October 14th and goes until October 22nd. The Theme this year is Look after your own backyard.

Pukaha Mount Bruce and Tui Brewery have joined forces to ensure their backyard or SH2 is looking great.

To mark conservation week the Pukaha team will be helping plant trees on Tui’s Mangatainoka Reserve freedom campsite on Tuesday October 17th and The Tui team will be at Pukaha sprucing up an aviary on Friday October 20th . Pukaha’s many conservation breeding aviaries are home to breeding pairs of critical and endangered New Zealand birds. The juveniles from these breeding pairs are released into the wild through national recovery programmes for these species.

Using the #thereforourmates ,Tui launched the Plants & Pint project. Through this project, Tui have planted over 400 native trees in the Mangatainoka Reserve freedom campsite straight opposite the iconic brewery and tourism attraction. Launched on Arbour Day in June the Plants & Pints project, gives anyone staying at the reserve freedom campsite a free native plant from the brewery. They can then plant their tree at the reserve campsite to add to the planting Tui have already done. The campers then return the spade to the brewery and Tui will shout them a drink.

The Pukaha and Tui teams aren’t just making sure our backyard looks great we are ensuring a SH2 experience feels great. Both teams have worked together on creating an outstanding experience at each other’s sites. Team training sessions and joint promotions will ensure the SH2 experience is world class.

By booking a guided tour at Pukaha visitors will receive a voucher for 20% off a Tui Brewery tour. With a validity of 3 months there is plenty of time to take in both of these iconic venues. You might even want to use them on the same day! With thes e two tourism destinations working togethervisitors can ensure there is plenty to do on SH2!

Pukaha has a whole host of events on over Conservation week, from Community Fresh water monitoring at Pukaha to their inaugural nature themed Lego competition. Enter on line and bring a Lego creation to Pukaha on October 21st by 10am. There will be prizes for the best designs in the age group categories and spot prizes on the day. Each entry to the Lego competition also gains you FREE entry to Pukaha the day of the event. To enter a Lego creation visit www.pukaha.org.nz or contact Pukaha on 06 375 8004.

Laura Hutchinson, Pukaha Mou
nt Bruce’s Visitor experience supervisor says “It’s great to be confident that we deliver first class visitor experiences all along SH2. Working together to achieve this we can ensure visitors that taking SH2 offers exciting and fun activities for all types of travellers.”

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