The Yellow-eyed
Penguin Trust

News & Events

Yellow-eyed penguin breeding update from Rakiura & Whenua Hou

The Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust has continued our monitoring program at selected yellow-eyed penguin breeding sites on Rakiura / Stewart Island and Whenua Hou / Codfish Island. Trust contractor Sandy King says it is a mixed bag of results with nest numbers down across all sites. As released in December, the most concerning decline has been…

Join Pohatu Penguins Sea-Kayaking Safari & Support YEPT

Pohatu Penguins in Akaroa, Canterbury, are celebrating Sea Week (3 – 11 March 2018) and supporting the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust by donating 50% of the proceeds from 3 sea-kayaking tours on Saturday 10th March. This trip can be mind blowing in the right sea conditions. The outer coast of Pohatu Marine Reserve is spectacular with…

MetService Weather Balloon found on YEPT Reserve

It’s amazing some of the things our field team find washed up on our reserves. The latest discovery – a MetService weather (meteorological) balloon found at Otapahi Reserve on the Otago Peninsula! Fortunately, the serial number remained attached to the balloon and we were able to get in touch with the MetService team and find…

Cycling the length of NZ & raising funds for yellow-eyed penguins

Some may say she is a little bit crazy, but long time Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust supporter, Katie Underwood, is riding the length on New Zealand on a bike! During February, Katie will bike 3000km from Cape Reinga to Bluff and is raising money for yellow-eyed penguins along the way. Follow her on her journey and…

Office Holiday Closure

The Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust office is closed over the holiday period from Friday 22 December and will reopen on Monday 15th January 2018. If it’s urgent, you can call David McFarlane on 021 479 116 or if it involves a sick or injured penguin, please ring the DOC Hotline 0800 362 468. Wishing you a…

Trustee vacancies

We are interested in talking to people about joining the Trust’s team as a new trustee (2). These positions ensure the organisation is professionally managed, financially prudent, is a good employer and complies with strategic priorities. Our strategic plan and information for new trustees is provided below. YEPT Strategic Plan 2016 – 2018 Application Information…

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