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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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Annual blue penguin count 9-12 October
24th September, 2015

Look for penguin prints like these on your beach

The annual blue penguin census, where Coasters get out onto their local beach and look for penguin tracks, will take place a little later this year, around 9-12 October.

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Successful DOC funding bid
20th September, 2015

CCPF announcement photo with Associate Minister Nicky Wagner 18 Sept 2015 rWe’re delighted to report that the Trust has been successful in its bid for funding from DOC’s Community Conservation Partnerships Fund! Read more

Penguin breeding season gets underway
23rd August, 2015

tawakiSpring is springing all around us and penguins up and down the coast are likely to be incubating eggs. 

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