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Step back in time to explore the natural environment of Taranaki, a distinctive region dominated by a sleeping volcano.

From Taranaki Maunga to the sea, learn about the diverse landscape and the many rare and precious native species found here.

See what locals are doing to restore native fauna to provide a safe home for native species, allowing biodiversity to thrive.

 

Date
Ongoing
Location
Puke Ariki Museum Level 2
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Admission
Free
Ages
Suitable for all ages

Opening hours

Monday

10AM – 5PM

Tuesday

10AM – 5PM

Wednesday

10AM – 5PM

Thursday

10AM – 5PM

Friday

10AM – 5PM

Saturday

10AM – 5PM

Sunday

10AM – 5PM

Name our Kōkako

Puke Ariki has adopted a Kōkako and we need your help to choose a name. Come in to the Museum, complete our new Kōkako Ruru Hunt and suggest a name.

Kōkako are native to Taranaki but were nearly extinct by the 1990s. With the help of several conservation groups they've been reintroduced and we hope their numbers will continue to grow.

Find out more

 

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