Current and older news

Browse our collection of previous posts.

The Trust is a ‘Leading Light’!
1st April, 2015

Leading Light 2015_Badges_finalistThe West Coast Penguin Trust has today been named as a finalist in both the Not For Profit and the Environment categories of the 2014 West Coast Leading Light Business Excellence Awards. Read more

A night with some noisy petrels
28th March, 2015

Westland petrel field work Kerry-Jane Wilson 27 March 2015Tired and sore after an energetic night with the Westland petrels last night, Trust Chair, Kerry-Jayne Wilson, filed a report.

Read more

Public talks in Haast, Friday 6th March
4th March, 2015

Fiordland Crested Penguin, Jan 2006, Taumaka Island (Inger Perkins) 30pcAll are welcome at the Trust’s illustrated talks at the Heartland World Heritage Hotel, Haast on Friday at 7pm.

Read more

Chatham Petrel brought back from the brink
3rd March, 2015

Kerry-Jayne Wilson, one of the expedition leadersTrust Chair, Kerry-Jayne Wilson, is one of the authors of a recently published and important paper detailing 20 years of conservation of the endangered Chatham petrel.

Read more

Swim for penguins!
1st March, 2015

Virtual Cook Strait ship picThe Grey District Aquatic Centre is planning a Virtual Cook Strait Swim to raise funds for local charities.  The West Coast Penguin Trust will be there and we need you!

Read more

Penguins for children
16th February, 2015

Painting a penguin Driftwood and Sand Jan 2015 webThe Trust has again been connecting up with children this summer and there’s more planned in the coming weeks. 

Read more

Penguin Awareness Day, 20th January
19th January, 2015

Happy penguin awareness day blue penguin and flowersWe’ve just become aware of Penguin Awareness Day!  What can you do today, or any day, to share the love of penguins?

Read more

Calling aspiring Trustees
13th January, 2015

Trust logo, image onlyThe West Coast Penguin Trust is delighted to announce the search for a new Trustee and is inviting applications.  Do you have the time, enthusiasm, skills and love of the Coast and its wildlife that the Trust is seeking?

Read more

Successful seabird season at Cape Foulwind
24th December, 2014

sooty-shearwaterOn 23 December, Trust Ranger Reuben Lane and Chairperson Kerry-Jayne Wilson surveyed the sooty shearwaters at Cape Foulwind and the gulls and terns breeding on nearby Wall Island.  It looks like a good season for all.  (Photo: Graeme Taylor)

Read more

Gary the penguin gets special treatment
17th December, 2014

Gary in the tub c rOn Westland Anniversary Day (1 December), a juvenile Fiordland crested penguin (tawaki) was found on Hokitika beach, in need of protection and tender care.

Read more