Ruahine Kindergartens

Getting Wild About Recovery

West End Kindergarten


Discos are always a great time, even more so when they’re for a good cause. The children, teachers and community at West End Kindergarten all banded together for their Kiwi Boogie disco, raising $144 for the Wildbase Recovery Community Trust.

This fundraiser is a part of the learning that the children have been doing about birds like the native kiwi, encouraging them to practice sustainability and kaitiakitanga; caring for our natural environment.

Trustee and PNCC Councillor Rachel Bowen, accompanied by a taxidermy kiwi, visited West End Kindergarten to thank the children and present their community with a certificate of appreciation.

The Wildbase Recovery facility will be located in the Esplanade and house native wildlife for rehabilitation after treatment at Massey University’s Wildbase Hospital. Central Energy Trust Wildbase Recovery will be an educational facility where children can learn, observe and experience native birds and animals, construction is expected to begin in early 2017.