The Yellow-eyed
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Tavora Reserve – closed 1 November 2021 to 28 February 2022

For seasonal management purposes, Tavora Reserve (Bobby’s Head), near Palmerston will be closed until 28 February 2022. In 1993 the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust secured this land for the purpose of improving and enhancing the breeding habitat for yellow-eyed penguin/hoiho present. At the time of purchase there were very low natural values remaining. Intensive farming practices…

Work with the Trust

APPLICATIONS CLOSED Current vacancies: 2x Rangers (1x 40 hours per week, 1x 20 hours per week) The Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust’s / Te Tautiaki Hoiho work involves the conservation of coastal ecosystems that include yellow-eyed penguin / hoiho breeding habitats. It has protected hoiho habitats along the Otago and Southland coastlines by establishing penguin reserves, providing…

Help penguins get through the critical moult season

Story first published on the Department of Conservation – Te Papa Atawhai website on 09 March 2021 The moult season (February to April) is a crucial and stressful time for New Zealand’s cherished penguins, but our actions can make all the difference, says DOC.                      …

We’ll be going cheque-free soon.

In recent years there has been a steady decline in the use of cheques throughout New Zealand with many government organisations and larger banks having already announced their plans to stop issuing and receiving cheques. 25 June 2021 is the last day major banks will accept cheques. Some smaller banks have already gone cheque-free. If…

Tavora Reserve (Bobby’s Head), near Palmerston, will be closed from 1 November 2020 to 28 February 2021 for seasonal management purposes.

In 1993 the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust secured this land for the purpose of improving and enhancing the breeding habitat for yellow-eyed penguin/hoiho present. At the time of purchase there were very low natural values remaining. Intensive farming practices over the past decades had destroyed much of the natural vegetation. Following a severe predation episode and…

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