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Largest seabird breeding colony between Cook Strait and Fiordland discovered
22nd May, 2013

Fairy Prion - ZooProA Trust survey of an inshore island at Cape Foulwind, near Westport, has led to the surprise discovery of what appears to be the largest West Coast seabird colony between Cook Strait and Fiordland.  (Photo: Fairy Prion by ZooPro) Read more

AGM and Supporters Meeting 24th May
19th May, 2013

Green Ribbon Award Winners logoThe Trust’s AGM will take place at 10am on Friday 24th May at Greymouth District Council chambers, followed by a supporters meeting. Read more

Planting working bee, Cobden Island 10th May
29th April, 2013

Cobden breakwater wetland project photoAs part of the Cobden Wetland restoration (Northern Breakwater) project, DOC has been working to restore wetland habitat.  You are invited to join local DOC staff at 10am on Friday 10th May to help planting and join in a BBQ afterwards. Read more

New Trustee welcomed
24th April, 2013

Kim McPherson 2012Kim McPherson is delighted to have been invited to join the Trust as a Trustee.  She brings experience in ecotourism as well as in community work through her involvement in the Scouting movement. 

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Cycle trail bypasses penguins
10th April, 2013

Little blue penguins in nest boxThe West Coast Wilderness Cycle Trail will bypass a thriving penguin colony at Camerons near Greymouth.  Read more

West Coast marine reserves too small
3rd April, 2013

PunakaikiThe West Coast Blue Penguin Trust believes the Government has not gone far enough to protect marine eco-systems on the West Coast. Read more

Great facebook support
27th March, 2013

Blue Penguin footprintsTo all the 130 supporters who voted for the West Coast Blue Penguin Trust in the Toyota car give away campaign on facebook – a very big THANK YOU!  Unfortunately we weren’t one of the 25 winners, coming in at a very creditable 66th out of 517 nominated charities. Read more

Book launch – West Coast Walking: A Naturalist’s Guide
21st March, 2013

West Coast Walking: A Naturalist's GuideTrust Chair, Kerry-Jayne Wilson’s long awaited guide to accessible nature on the West Coast will be launched Wednesday 27th March at 6pm in the Carnegie Gallery, Hokitika – and you’re invited!  Read more

A few days left to vote for us!
17th March, 2013
Trust Ranger, Reuben Lane, with burrow scope

Trust Ranger, Reuben Lane, at work

Voting on facebook closes on 24th March and we’re a bit behind on 56th place.  The top 25 charities win a car for their work for three years, so if you haven’t already voted for us, please do now and ask your facebook friends to vote too!
Jump onto facebook then Click here to vote – thank you!

Vote for the Trust to win a car for three years
27th February, 2013

Reuben with sign2Please help the Trust win the use of a Toyota Corolla for three years by following this link to vote for us


Votes need to be registered by Sunday 24 March – don’t forget you must be logged into Facebook at the time and please share with your friends so they vote too.