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Good year for Cape Foulwind sooty shearwaters
23rd January, 2017

Reuben Lane checking sooty shearwater burrows with burrowscope, Cape Foulwind, Jan 2017Reuben Lane and Kerry-Jayne Wilson inspected sooty shearwater burrows at Cape Foulwind last Friday and breeding success looks better than ever.

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Seabirds showcased in Cobden
24th December, 2016

bernie-fahey-installing-the-new-cobden-seabird-interpretation-signs-22-dec-2016-thumbnailThe West Coast Penguin Trust has installed three new panels showcasing the seabirds that may be seen at Cobden. Read more


Penguins for Christmas
23rd December, 2016

christmas-blue-penguin-borrowed-from-phillip-islandAre 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


Penguins, science and history combine in climate study
27th November, 2016

ll15-184-kerry-jayne-wilson-leading-light-awards-night-2015Trust 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.

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Year round NatureWatch replaces census
26th September, 2016

NatureWatch butterfly logoOnce 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.

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Trust Patron receives Forest & Bird’s top honour
18th September, 2016

Craig PottonConservationist, 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.

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Predators and penguins
13th September, 2016

Reuben Lane, Trust RangerPredator Free NZ recently interviewed our Ranger, Reuben Lane, about predator control for penguins on the Coast.

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Tumbleweed Tees for Tawaki!
11th September, 2016

Tumbleweed tees close upTumbleweed 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.

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Include a Charity Week
5th September, 2016

West Coast and Coast RoadInclude 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.

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Fiordland crested penguins everywhere
31st August, 2016

Skinny tawaki 3 July 2016A 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.

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