breeding programme

Breeding for Release

During 2007 we started the native breeding programmes for Geckos and Käkäriki, followed by Cook Straight Giant Weta (2009).

Käkäriki from the programme have been released at Project Janszoon in Abel Tasman National Park and Giant Weta on Puangiangi Island in the Marlborough Sounds.

Now, the breeding programme has shifted from its isolated base to Koru Native Wildlife Centre in Linkwater.

koru spring 2018
Koru Native Wildlife Centre

During 2017 and 2018 the Trust built Koru Native Wildlife Centre in Linkwater, which is located between Havelock and Picton on the Queen Charlotte Drive. This has been made possible with funding from our major sponsor New Zealand King Salmon LTD, and also financial input of the Lottery Grants Board and Rata Foundation.


Tui Nature Reserve Wildlife Trust

Email: | Phone: +64 (0)27 4483447

Private Bag 65023, Havelock 7150 Marlborough