News Archive

Clarification on Cape Denison Adélie Penguins

19th February, 2016

Adelie-Penguin-1 from topimages.orgThere has been some misreporting of the Adelie penguins research paper mentioned in a facebook post earlier this month, some saying that 150,000 penguins have died.

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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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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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


Award winning night for the Trust

9th May, 2015

Peter Williams Leading Light Awards MCAt last night’s 4th West Coast Leading Light Business Excellence Awards, MC’d by TV One’s Peter Williams, the Trust was very proud to be named winner in both its categories.

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