The Yellow-eyed
Penguin Trust

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Buy a piece of history & help us help hoiho

We’ve been clearing out our store room and found all sorts of things from penguin masks and polystyrene penguin cut outs (yes really!) to NZ made t-shirts which were produced for our 20th anniversary almost 11 years ago! So now is your chance to get a piece of conservation history by purchasing an old school…

Riding 3000km & raising money to support hoiho

Long time Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust supporter and volunteer Katie Underwood successfully completed the Tour Aotearoa (TA) in March, and raised over $3700 for the Trust. The 3000km bike ride from Cape Reinga to Bluff follows a combination of cycle trails, tracks, paths and lanes connected by country roads, and all participants choose a charity to…

Phenomenal effort in Smaills Beach Sand dune Clean-up

During Sea Week in March, the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust staff and volunteers got involved in Our Seas Our Future’s beach clean-up. We focused on the area around Smaills Beach and were shocked at the amount of rubbish dumped just off the road side into the bushes. After Sea Week we raised the issue with Dunedin…

Autumn at the nursery

It’s been a busy few months at our Trust nursery in Company Bay on the Otago Peninsula. Nursery Supervisor Louise and her team of volunteers work to raise 5000 plants every year from seeds collected locally, and once large enough, the native trees and flaxes are then planted in our reserves to provide sheltered breeding…

Yellow-eyed penguins / hoiho need your help!

Help us save New Zealand’s nationally endangered yellow-eyed penguins The Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust has partnered with FLOAT – For Love Of All Things, to create awareness and raise funds for nationally endangered yellow-eyed penguins. We’re selling t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts from Tuesday 10th April 2018 for 1 week through FLOAT’s online shop www.float.org/yept.  For every…

Saving the yellow-eyed penguin

In early February, photographer Murdo Macleod from The Guardian, visited Dunedin to document the ongoing work to protect the endangered yellow-eyed penguin / hoiho. Murdo spent time with Trust Field Manager David McFarlane and Nursery Supervisor Louise Ashton, along with researchers from University of Otago, vet and rehab teams from Wildlife Hospital Dunedin and Penguin…

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