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Penguin Awareness Day, 20th January
19th January, 2015

Happy penguin awareness day blue penguin and flowersWe’ve just become aware of Penguin Awareness Day!  What can you do today, or any day, to share the love of penguins?

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Calling aspiring Trustees
13th January, 2015

Trust logo, image onlyThe West Coast Penguin Trust is delighted to announce the search for a new Trustee and is inviting applications.  Do you have the time, enthusiasm, skills and love of the Coast and its wildlife that the Trust is seeking?

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Successful seabird season at Cape Foulwind
24th December, 2014

sooty-shearwaterOn 23 December, Trust Ranger Reuben Lane and Chairperson Kerry-Jayne Wilson surveyed the sooty shearwaters at Cape Foulwind and the gulls and terns breeding on nearby Wall Island.  It looks like a good season for all.  (Photo: Graeme Taylor)

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Gary the penguin gets special treatment
17th December, 2014

Gary in the tub c rOn Westland Anniversary Day (1 December), a juvenile Fiordland crested penguin (tawaki) was found on Hokitika beach, in need of protection and tender care.

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Education resource launched today
28th November, 2014

Kristine Hickford receives the first copy of the education resource as Zoe and Inger look on reducedA dream for years, the seed of the idea germinated 30 months ago and today we launched the magnificent “Blue Penguins and Other Seabirds” education resource.

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GivingTuesday comes to NZ
20th November, 2014

Giving Tuesday global logoThe Trust has been focussed on research and practical projects but now needs your help to maintain its work to better understand and protect penguins on the West Coast, and you can help this #GivingTuesday!

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Will you be an annual supporter or a life member?
11th November, 2014

penguin love cartoon picBecome a supporter of the West Coast Penguin Trust today and your contribution will make a big difference.

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Vote for Tawaki!
7th November, 2014

Fiordland Crested Penguin, Jan 2006, Taumaka Island (Inger Perkins) 30pcThe first Seabird of the year poll is underway and the Trust is campaign manager for the Fiordland crested penguin or tawaki!

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First Tawaki Results
24th October, 2014

Fiordland crested penguins, Jan 2006, Open Bay Island Inger (low res)Following a quick scan of the images from WCPT cameras within the Fiordland crested penguin (tawaki) nesting area at Jackson Head, it seems that there are plenty of possums and rats about.

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New Fiordland crested penguin project funded and underway
17th September, 2014

Fiordland-crested-penguin - KJWThe West Coast Penguin Trust has just embarked on an exciting new project to establish the predators that are contributing to the decline of the threatened Fiordland crested penguins.

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