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Off to the lands of the penguins
15th June, 2013

Kerry-Jayne Wilson, one of the expedition leadersTrust Chair, Kerry-Jayne Wilson has been selected to sail off to the lands of penguins this summer, as one of the leaders on an expedition to commemorate the original Australasian Antarctic Expedition 100 years ago.

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Dogs’ Breakfast for Hokitika
12th June, 2013

Dog's BreakfastDog owners and their dogs are invited for breakfast on Sunday morning to find out how dogs and penguins can share the beach safely. Read more

MNZM for Trust Patron
8th June, 2013

Craig PottonCraig Potton, Patron of the West Coast Blue Penguin Trust, became a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit when the Queen’s Birthday honours were announced a few days ago.  Read more

Dog attacks at Karoro, Greymouth
29th May, 2013

Grey Star photo with Brad Edwards and dead penguinA penguin found yesterday had been mauled to death by a dog and two others were killed in the past fortnight in the same area.  [Photo: Grey Star] Read more

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