Penguin rescue shows penguin plan is working

November 19, 2020

The West Coast Penguin Trust is hailing the benefits of exhaustive environmental and penguin management planning after a nocturnal visitor to an ocean outfall drilling site recently was successfully returned to the ocean.

Punakaiki street lights – drop in session Tuesday 4th November

October 30, 2020

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency have recognised the issue of streetlights as a threat to Westland petrels and have agreed to trial the switching off of Punakaiki street lights on SH6 for the most critical period, 8th November to 8th January.

ANZ shares the West Coast penguin story

October 29, 2020

The West Coast Penguin Trust has expanded its primary school education programme to include more than 1100 children at 16 schools on the South Island’s West Coast, after receiving funding from the ANZ Staff Foundation.
And then ANZ chose the Trust's story as the subject for a new video.

New children’s picture book: A Little Blue, by Jeanette Goode

October 1, 2020

A Little Blue is a self published children's picture book written and beautifully illustrated by Coaster Jeanette Goode.

Mena, the penguin detection dog, visits the West Coast

September 30, 2020

Mena, the only penguin detection conservation dog in the South Island, along with handler Alastair Judkins, joined the West Coast Penguin Trust for two weeks to survey penguin nest sites and visit schools.

Penguin education takes on new meaning

September 29, 2020

The distressing loss of these penguins has been turned into a valuable education opportunity for local biology students

From Vancouver with love

September 24, 2020

KiaOra Vancouver is an ex pat group of kiwis keen to help fellow kiwis feel at home there, keep informed and have fun ... and fundraise for causes like penguin conservation!

Annual report shares highlights

August 26, 2020

Every year, the Trust compiles its achievements, hopes and thanks into an Annual Report from the Chair. This year, Trust Chair, Reuben Lane, looks back on his first year in the role.

Birds NZ Research Fund supports Trust projects

August 25, 2020

The West Coast Penguin Trust has been successful in its applications for funding from the Birds NZ Research Fund this year.

Annual penguin count dates set

August 17, 2020

The Great Annual West Coast Blue Penguin Count will take place this year between 17th and 22nd October, when tides are low in the early morning.