The Yellow-eyed
Penguin Trust

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Trust gets almost $100,000 of grant

The Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust was presented with a cheque for almost $100,000 by Conservation Minister Chris Carter on Saturday. The cheque for $98,383.50 was the first of three which will be presented to the Trust during the next three years to a total of $218,563.50. The money granted after an application to the national Biodiversity…

Vodafone NZ Foundation winners

“Two for the price of one!” Passionate about plants, Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust nursery workers Margaret Suman and Anita Pillai have received funding from Vodafone New Zealand Foundation for 2004. They entered their “World of Difference” competition with the hope of securing one year’s funding for their salaries and expenses to continue their work at the…

Trust welcomes new ranger

The Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of David McFarlane to the position of ranger, which is being funded from the Biodiversity Condition fund. Originally trained as a librarian, David has always had a great interest in conservation and his latter years of employment have reflected this interest. Since 1997 David has co-coordinated the…

Contact Energy donation

The Trust was overjoyed when electricity retailer Contact Energy recently donated $50,000 to them. As part of Contact Energy’s ‘Community Conservation Challenge’, Dunedin consumers achieved 10% electricity savings. A total of $400,000 was donated to five local charities. Sincere thanks to Dunedin South MP David Benson-Pope for nominating the Trust as a potential recipient. The…

Power savings incentive from Contact Energy

“As an incentive to help you reach the savings target of 10% of your regions regular power usage, we’ll donate up to $400,000 to pre-selected projects in the Dunedin area, including the Otago Therapeutic Pool’s new water treatment plant, the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust, and Otago Youth Adventure Camps.” So come on, everyone, help us by…

Stewart Island breeding locations revisited

Three seasons after a comprehensive nest census on the north east coast of Stewart Island, it was deemed useful to revisit three breeding locations to see if the numbers compared with the earlier visit, and to look carefully for juvenile yellow-eyed penguins – an indication of breeding success. The Project Officer took four volunteers along…

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