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Penguin education workshop inspires teachers
2nd February, 2016

Greymouth penguin education workshop 9 Dec 2015 - Zoe Watson presentsEleven teachers from Greymouth attended an inspiring workshop led by environmental educator Zoe Watson, giving them food for thought as they planned their 2016 programmes.

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Blue penguins star in Oddball movie
10th January, 2016

Oddball movie - maremma puppyA new film is due to hit New Zealand’s cinema screens soon and, alongside a very cuddly dog and his eccentric owner, it features a cast of blue penguins.

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Craig Potton presents …
30th November, 2015

Craig Potton 27 Nov 2015The Trust and the West Coast Community were privileged to be entertained, informed and inspired by the Trust’s Patron, Craig Potton this weekend.

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Wellington Zoo releases nationally endangered Tawaki into the wild
21st November, 2015

Wellington Zoo Tawaki Release - Poppy, Arahura 16 Nov 2015Wellington Zoo veterinary team were able to release a nationally endangered Tawaki (Fiordland crested penguin) back into its wild West Coast habitat, after successful treatment at The Nest Te Kōhanga. 

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Ewing Island petrels with Kerry-Jayne
6th November, 2015

Kerry-Jayne burrowscope Ewing Island from videoVideos are being released from the Spirit of Mawson expedition two years ago and here’s our very own Kerry-Jayne Wilson surveying for petrels in the Auckland Islands.

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Five days on Motuara Island
5th November, 2015

SI saddleback med res c Kerry-Jayne Nov 2015Kerry-Jayne Wilson, Trust Chair, has just returned home and sent this report “after five delightful days with penguins on Motuara Island in the outer reaches of Queen Charlotte Sound”.

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Blue penguin census encouraging
1st November, 2015

Inger - census 10 Oct 2015 HokitikaMany of the regular participants were out again for the annual blue penguin census recently.  The number of penguin tracks heading out before dawn were up in all but one of the locations visited this year.

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Fiordland crested penguin facts
25th October, 2015

DOC Fiordland crested penguin imageThe DOC office in Haast, closest to Fiordland crested penguins (tawaki), has produced handy information sheets describing the life of and threats to these penguins.

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Penguin Encounters of the Craig Potton kind
20th October, 2015

Craig Potton emperor penguinsCraig Potton will present his personal account of penguin encounters around the Southern hemisphere at a fundraising event for the Trust at Hokitika’s Regent Theatre on Friday 27th November, followed by a rare landscape masterclass on Saturday 28th November.

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10th annual blue penguin census
10th October, 2015

Luke and Adam Garside inspect tracks during the 2013 census

The West Coast Penguin Trust invites anyone on the coast this weekend (9-12 October) to find out whether penguins live on their beach.

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