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Emma Francesca Limited Edition T-Shirts

Our Emma Francesca limited edition t-shirt sale through Little Yellow Bird has come to an end. We managed to sell enough tops to raise $720 towards the Trust. Thank you too everyone who purchased one, plus Little Yellow Bird and Emma Francesca for all the help they have given to make this campaign possible. Since…

MEDIA RELEASE: Hoiho killed by dog at Long Point Reserve, Catlins

Dog owners are being warned they must take better control of their dogs following the deaths of two yellow-eyed penguins/hoiho in the Catlins if they want to help the species survive. In the past month, two of the nationally endangered birds have been attacked and killed along the Catlins coast at the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust’s…

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…

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