Current and older news
Browse our collection of previous posts.
23rd January, 2017
Reuben Lane and Kerry-Jayne Wilson inspected sooty shearwater burrows at Cape Foulwind last Friday and breeding success looks better than ever.
24th December, 2016
The West Coast Penguin Trust has installed three new panels showcasing the seabirds that may be seen at Cobden. Read more
23rd December, 2016
Are you still struggling for Christmas gift ideas?
We have two ideas for you! How about the symbolic adoption of a penguin as a gift? That way you, the recipient and the penguins will be happy! Read more
27th November, 2016
Trust Chair, Kerry-Jayne Wilson, is one of many contributing authors to an important scientific paper using tree-rings and both past and recent weather records to analyse climate variation in the New Zealand sub-Antarctic region since the 1870’s.
26th September, 2016
Once a year for the past ten years, the West Coast Penguin Trust has been inviting you to take an early morning walk on the beach to count blue penguin tracks, but now you can record penguins or their tracks quickly and easily at any time of year through NatureWatch.
18th September, 2016
Conservationist, photographer, publisher and Patron of the West Coast Penguin Trust, Craig Potton has received Forest & Bird’s highest honour with his naming as a Distinguished Life Member in recognition of more than four decades’ service to conservation.
13th September, 2016
Predator Free NZ recently interviewed our Ranger, Reuben Lane, about predator control for penguins on the Coast.
11th September, 2016
Tumbleweed Tees have created a stunning Fiordland crested penguin or tawaki image for their tee shirts and will donate $5 to the Trust for every adult shirt sold.
5th September, 2016
‘Include a Charity’ launched in NZ last year and this year their annual campaign runs from 5 – 11 September. Its aim is to raise the profile of charitable gifts in Wills and provide an opportunity for charities like ours to convey their importance.
31st August, 2016
A curious and perhaps worrying thing has been happening in recent weeks. Since 3 July, and after months of not seeing any, nearly 20 tawaki have turned up on beaches between Okarito and Karamea.