The Penguin Protection Fence – a Success Story

June 13, 2024

A simple plastic mesh fence is saving penguin lives on the West Coast, keeping little penguins, kororā, safely on the sea side of the Great West Coast Road near Punakaiki.

Ten years on, a gap in the penguin protection fence has been filled

June 6, 2024

With penguins apparently thriving on the seaside of the penguin protection fence north of Punakaiki, they were exploring further afield and a gap in the fence urgently needed filling after a penguin was killed on the road there and others have been seen on the edge of the road.

WHS conservation class built and installed nest boxes

June 6, 2024

Students take direct conservation action by building and installing nest boxes at a colony near Greymouth.

Celebrating Seaweek through photos

June 6, 2024

DOC West Coast ran a photo competition to celebrate Seaweek and our wonderful wildlife recently. Hokitika Primary schoolgirl, Elise Caldwell, won the penguin pack prize for her mother and baby seal photo.

Dream come true for penguin fan and Trust Supporter

June 4, 2024

Nicky and Peng are on a fabulous adventure, a four year contract in the Falkland Islands where there are penguins ... lots and lots and lots of penguins!

Pokies helping penguins

May 31, 2024

Hundreds of millions of dollars are returned annually to the community from the proceeds of gambling on electronic gaming machines, or pokies, in pubs and hotels. The not-for-profit process supports charities in all walks of life, including environmental projects.

Conservation for penguins from Coast photography workshop

May 31, 2024

New Zealand Photography Workshops started out in 2013 and now offer unique tours and workshops across the country. Following a recent workshop in South Westland, they wanted to support the Trust's conservation work and made a generous donation.

Being prepared for avian influenza or bird flu

May 30, 2024

Working with seabirds as we do, it is important for the Trust to be prepared and to play our part in minimising any risk of spreading avian influenza, should it arrive in New Zealand. 

Penguin Trust joins community partnerships hui

May 20, 2024

Enviroschools West Coast invited the West Coast Penguin Trust to join and present to a recent community partnerships hui for teachers.

Penguins saved from digger as coastal vegetation cleared

April 25, 2024

Penguins saved from digger as coastal vegetation cleared