2021 Blenheim, Marlborough Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary

A SAFE HAVEN FOR NATIVE WILDLIFE AND THE CLOSEST ​WILDLIFE SANCTUARY TO PICTON

For the 2021 South Island event, we have formed a relationship with the Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary, to help raise valuable funds for their cause.

The Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary is a community project which aims to restore a 40 hectare ‘mainland island’ in Picton harbour.  The Sanctuary offers amazing wildlife viewing, engaging school or group visits and volunteering opportunities.   Once a food collection site for Maori, Kaipupu translates from ‘kai’ meaning food and ‘pupu’ a type of shellfish.  The 2.7km  circular walking track will take you through recovering native bush, old growth forest and our restoration zone.  The bush clad hills are home to many of New Zealand’s unique native wildlife including tui, korimako (bellbird), piwakawaka (fantail), kereru (NZ woodpigeon), korora (little penguin), tree weta, raukawa gecko and waiharakeke grass skink.  New Zealand fur seal can often be found lazing on the jetty over autumn and winter.  

It’s super easy to donate through the Spirited Women event registration or click here, to make a donation today.