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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…

Letter from the General Manager of YEPT

Dear supporters of hoiho The New Zealand Government has declared the country as Level 4 due to Covid-19, and we are all in lockdown.  However, as I write this from my own bubble at home, I wanted to let you all know that the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust is operating as an essential service. Only our…

Hoiho get extra support alongside 168 community conservation groups backing nature

The recently crowned Bird of the Year, the hoiho/yellow eyed penguin, is getting a much needed helping hand alongside more than 168 other community conservation projects announced Minister for Conservation Eugenie Sage today. 168 community conservation projects throughout New Zealand are benefiting from $8 million in government grants, including $500,000 to three Otago projects supporting…

Penguin Protection – An ODT Editorial

Great to see hoiho continuing to make the headlines and the call for assistance to everyone involved. Thanks ODT Editor. www.odt.co.nz/opinion/editorial/penguin-protection…

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