Challenge Walk 2023 Which Route to chose?

Kauri Walk 2023 which Route to chose? It's really important that you chose the right route for your fitness levels. Below is some information about the route to help you to make your choice... The 21km route follows Pirau Ridge Road (an old logging road) through the forest for approximately 9km.  For the 12km option, trampers will be transported down this section in four-wheel drive

Challenge Walk 2023 Which Route to chose?2022-11-10T11:19:30+13:00

Introducing Paul and Hannah

Introducing Paul and Hannah Paul joined us in May this year as the Service Delivery Manager for the Jobs for Nature team. Paul is managing our team of nine kaimahi and one team lead and can often be found up to his neck in maps of the forest. Paul and his team are responsible for delivering on the milestones as set out in the Jobs

Introducing Paul and Hannah2022-09-09T10:35:58+12:00

Trustees Wanted

Trustees Wanted There are a few vacancies on the Board of Trustees and nominations will be welcomed.  The job is not onerous, particularly now that Hannah and Paul are here to manage day to day running of the Trust.  At a seminar on fundraising and charity governance a while ago, we were given a rule of thumb that trustees should expect to contribute up to

Trustees Wanted2022-09-20T11:08:59+12:00

Kiwi Monitoring 2022

Kiwi Monitoring 2022 Ian Wilson is supposed to have retired, but he kindly agreed to organise kiwi listening again this year.  During May and June, twelve Trust volunteers and Dan O’Halloran from DOC monitored ten sites by listening, and another two sites were monitored by audio recorders.  A summary of results for eight sites that have been monitored by people (recorders pick up calls but

Kiwi Monitoring 20222022-09-09T10:36:32+12:00

Te Araroa Fundraiser

Adventurer Danielle raises funds Last summer, Wellington Zoo keeper, Danni Rae took leave from her job to walk the Te Araroa Trail and along the way raised sponsorship for four conservation groups, of which Puketi Forest Trust was one.  Te Araroa is an internationally popular great walk that traverses the length of New Zealand, 3,000 km from Cape Reinga to Bluff.  Thousands of people walk

Te Araroa Fundraiser2022-09-09T10:37:45+12:00

Founding Trustee Retires

Founding Trustee Ian Wilson Retires Founding Trustee Ian Wilson retired from the Puketi Forest Trust Board at our AGM in November 2021 after more than eighteen years of sterling service. Ian’s interest in the forest goes back much further than the early days of the Trust.  Ian and his wife June moved to a dairy farm on Puketi Road in the early 1980s.  According to

Founding Trustee Retires2022-09-08T14:45:43+12:00

Jobs for Nature

Jobs for Nature In 2021 Puketi Forest Trust was the proud recipient of a Jobs for Nature grant from DOC.  The programme has two very clear aims, firstly to increase the pest control work that we can carry out in the forest and secondly, to provide jobs, training and experience for local people to move into conservation work in the long term. Jobs for Nature

Jobs for Nature2022-09-05T16:08:25+12:00
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