Wednesday 17th May, 2017
The results of a recent paper by University of Otago researcher, Thomas Mattern, shows that it is vital our conservation effort continues or is even increased. We need all the support we can get to ensure the basic needs for hoiho in terms of habitat and terrestrial predator control are maintained at all sites across their geographic range.
Read the full article published in the Otago Daily Times here.
Tuesday 18th April, 2017
We are interested in talking to people about joining the Trust’s team as (1) a new trustee and (2) an emerging leader trustee (person aged 18 – 25). Both of these positions ensure the organisation is professionally managed, financially prudent, is a good employer and complies with strategic priorities.
All enquiries are welcome by phoning our General Manager on (03) 479 0011 or 021 488285
Applications close at 12noon Friday 28 April 2017.
Friday 31st March, 2017
Throughout the season, yellow-eyed penguin chicks have been uplifted from their habitat by our field team because they were under weight or their parents were injured. The chicks have been looked after by the team at Penguin Place and are now being released back into their habitats in accordance with our permit conditions.
Last week, 4 chicks were soft-released at Long Point in the Catlins and more chicks will be released in the coming weeks. Our field team stay on site with the chicks for up to 5 days, where they hand feed them in the morning, then open the gate of the pen and the chicks are free to head out to sea. These 4 have become 'Facebook famous' after a video of their first dive in to the sea was published on our Facebook page and has received over 2000 views. Check out the video below.