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GivingTuesday comes to NZ
20th November, 2014

Giving Tuesday global logoThe Trust has been focussed on research and practical projects but now needs your help to maintain its work to better understand and protect penguins on the West Coast, and you can help this #GivingTuesday!

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Will you be an annual supporter or a life member?
11th November, 2014

penguin love cartoon picBecome a supporter of the West Coast Penguin Trust today and your contribution will make a big difference.

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Vote for Tawaki!
7th November, 2014

Fiordland Crested Penguin, Jan 2006, Taumaka Island (Inger Perkins) 30pcThe first Seabird of the year poll is underway and the Trust is campaign manager for the Fiordland crested penguin or tawaki!

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First Tawaki Results
24th October, 2014

Fiordland crested penguins, Jan 2006, Open Bay Island Inger (low res)Following a quick scan of the images from WCPT cameras within the Fiordland crested penguin (tawaki) nesting area at Jackson Head, it seems that there are plenty of possums and rats about.

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New Fiordland crested penguin project funded and underway
17th September, 2014

Fiordland-crested-penguin - KJWThe West Coast Penguin Trust has just embarked on an exciting new project to establish the predators that are contributing to the decline of the threatened Fiordland crested penguins.

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Annual Blue Penguin Census, 11-15 Sept
7th September, 2014

footprint photoThe blue penguin census is a great opportunity to get out onto your local beach and get to know it a little better! 

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Trust celebrates fence closing
26th August, 2014

Mayor Garry Howard closes the fenceThe West Coast Penguin Trust celebrated the symbolic closing of its 2.6km penguin protection fence on Friday with great pride.

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Bugman supports local conservation groups
19th August, 2014

Ruud Kleinpaste (DOC photo)Bugman, Ruud Kleinpaste will be guest speaker as the West Coast Penguin Trust joins other community conservation groups at two events to showcase their projects on 30th and 31st August.

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Everyone’s invited to the fence closing ceremony
7th August, 2014

West Coast and Coast RoadThe long awaited 2.6km penguin protection fence will be formally ‘closed’ in a ceremony on 22nd August and everyone’s invited.

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Healthpost contribute to the health of the Trust
30th July, 2014

HealthPost LogoHealthPost selected the West Coast Penguin Trust as May’s charity and we were overwhelmed with the generous donation of over $8500 towards the penguin fence.  Read more