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WReNNZ Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation Centres

Below is a list of WReNNZ registered wildlife rehabilitation centres through out New Zealand.  All WReNNZ registered members operate facilities autonomously and are reliant on support from the public and business sector.

If you have found a native animal that may need rescue please read our general rescue advice and our chick rescue advice if you have found a baby bird.

For additional information and assistance please contact your nearest wildlife vet or WReNNZ rehabilitator below .

Department of Conservation
Emergency number for native and endemic birds ONLY
Phone: 0800 36 24 68 (0800 DOCHOTLine)

MPI - Ministry of Primary Industries
Emergency number for biosecurity or disease
Phone: 0800 80 99 66 (Pest and Disease Hotline)

Auckland

Baby Bird Rehabilitation

(Altricial baby birds- native and non-native)

Renee Henderson
Mobile: 021 288 2969
Email: nzbirdrehab@gmail.com

All Birds, Green Bay, Waitakere

Karen Simpson

Mobile: 021 037 5110

Email: klsimpson61@gmail.com

New Zealand Bird Rescue
Green Bay, Waitakere, Auckland
Phone: (09) 816 9219 ext 1
www.birdrescue.org.nz

Coromandel/Whitianga

Kuaotunu Bird Rescue Trust
114 Kuaotunu Wharekaho Road

RD2 Kuaotunu - All birds except pets
Mobile: 027 600 6959
Email: kubirdrescue@gmail.com

www.kuaotunubirdrescue.org.nz

Christchurch Area

Christchurch Penguin Rehabilitation
Thomas Stracke and Kristina Schutt
Phone: (03) 967 7733
Mobile: 021 027 31123
Email: nztstracke@gmail.com

 

Donna Moot (Turtles)
Phone: 021 202 0185
Email: turtleinfo@paradise.net.nz

Susan Shannon (Native and endemic birds only)
Phone work: (03) 349 5311

Mobile: 027 752 0033

Karen Talbot

C/O South Island Wildlife Hospital

Mobile: 022 106 0170

Email: admin@wildlifehospital.co.nz

Tracey & Scott Bowman

Oxford Bird Rescue (Raptor Rescue)

77 Sales Rd RD1 Oxford North Canterbury 

Tracey: 021 995 912

Scott: 021 292 7861 

Email: obr@xtra.co.nz 

www.oxfordbirdrescue.org.nz

Dunedin

Wildlife Hospital Dunedin (Native and Endemic Only)

Otago Polytechnic, School of Veterinary Nursing

Phone: Local DOC office (03) 477 0677 (Otago)

or (03) 211 2400 (Southland)
Email: info@wildlifehospitaldunedin.org.nz

www.wildifehospitaldunedin.org.nz

Sue Cook (Bird Rescue)
Phone: (03) 455 1514 or Mobile: 0220805377
Email: sue.birds@hotmail.com

Gt Barrier Island

Bird Rescue Gt Barrier Island (Native and endemic birds only)

Karen Walker

Phone: (09) 429 0478

Mobile: 027 205 3197

Hawkes Bay Area

Pam Turner (All birds except - Mynahs, Magpies & Spur-winged Plovers)

Phone: (06) 876 8995
Mobile: 027 204 7674
Email: hihorizons24@gmail.com

John Berry (All bird except hawks)

Phone: (06) 877 6205
Email: jrberry@ihug.co.nz

Invercargill Area

Bush Haven

(Natives only - Tui, Kereru, Bellbird, Morepork, Kingfishers, Parrots)

Kathy Morrison & Douglas Black
Phone: (03) 213 0504 or 027 786 5365

33 Oreti Road, Otatara R D 9
Email: grannyisland@yahoo.co.nz

 

Napier

Please contact your local DOC Office

Phone: (06) 834 3111
Email: napier@doc.govt.nz

​Palmerston (South Island)

Moeraki Lighthouse (Penguins)
Rosalie Goldsworthy
Phone/Fax: (03) 439 4033
Mobile: 021 171 0832
Email: rosaliegoldsworthy@gmail.com
 

Palmerston North

Wildbase (Native and Endemic Only)
Massey University, Private Bag 11222, Palmerston North
Phone: (06) 350 5329 (Mon-Fri)

Tauranga

ARRC Wildlife Trust

56 Fraser Street

Phone: (07) 579 9115

Email: info@arrc.org.nz

Oropi Native Bird Rescue Haven (Native, Endemic and Penguins)
Chrissy Jefferson
Phone: (07) 543 1116
Mobile: 027 417 2891

Whakatane

Bird Rescue Whakatane (All birds)

Ian Drysdale

Phone: (07) 308 9880

Mobile: 027 473 0523

Email: drysdale@xtra.co.nz

Waiheke Island

Native Bird Rescue Waiheke Island

Karen Saunders

Mobile: 020 473 9464

Email: nbrwaiheke@gmail.com

Waikato / King Country

Bird Rescue - Waikato (All birds)
Bill Smith
Phone: (07) 824 2028
Mobile: 021 274 4256
Email: wjs@xtra.co.nz

Bird Rescue - Waikato (All birds)
Robyn Newman
Phone: (07) 824 5288
Mobile: 022 084 4200

Bird Rescue - Waikato/King Country (All birds)

Judy Fentress

Phone: (07) 823 6942

Email: judysbirds@eaglecs.co.nz

​Wellington

Wellington Bird Rehabilitation Trust (Water Fowl Rehabilitation Only)
Wellington Region Only
Craig Shepherd
Phone: 0508 NZ BIRD (0508 69 2473) 8am to 7pm only please
Email: craig@duckman.co.nz