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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 Area

BirdCare Aotearoa

74 Avonleigh Road
Green Bay, Waitakere, Auckland
Phone: (09) 816 9219

Hunua Bird Life - Hunua, South Auckland
2826a Hunua Road
RD3 Papakura - Only Land Birds
Mobile: : 021 089 10021


Call the DOC emergency hotline  

DOC HOT (0800 362 468) 

Christchurch Area

South Island Wildlife Hospital

Mobile: 022 106 0170



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)


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

John Berry (All birds except hawks)

Phone: (06) 877 6205

Invercargill Area

Bush Haven

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

Kathy Morrison & Douglas Black
Phone:  027 786 5365

33 Oreti Road, Otatara R D 9

​Palmerston, Waitaki (South Island)

Penguin Rescue 

Moeraki Lighthouse 
Rosalie Goldsworthy
Phone/Fax: (03) 439 4033
Mobile: 021 171 0832


Palmerston North

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


ARRC Wildlife Trust / Holistic Vet Clinic

56 Fraser Street

Phone: (07) 579 9115


Western Bay Wildlife Trust

Seabird Rescue (Western Bay of Plenty)

0800 Sick Penguin


Waiheke Island

Native Bird Rescue Waiheke Island

Karen Saunders

Mobile: 020 473 9464


Waikato / King Country
Raglan Native Rehabilitation (Natives and endemic species only)
Kylie Martin
Phone: 021 107 3759

Sunnyhills Bird Rescue - Glenview
Kelsie Morgan
Mobile: 027 373 4145

Avian Life Care - Manawaru (matamata-piako) (All Birds)

Sam Rufus
Mobile: 021917322


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

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