What we do

To continue our work in Kororā kaitiakitanga- Little penguin conservation, we couldn't do it without community support. Team work makes the dream work!  Without our partners, funders, all the amazing donations from our adopt a penguin program, and people coming on Pōhatu penguins eco-tours - this work would be so much harder.

Thank you all from the bottom our our hearts, for the faith you have in us - to work with, protect and enhance our incredible native biodiversity ... and especially the Kororā, Canterburys unique colour morph - The White flippered penguin.
 One day we will see them abundant again as our little blue neighbours all around the coasts of Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū/Banks Peninsula.





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Under a license from the Department of Conservation we can intervene when necessary and care for weak and injured birds.
Click play to discover the work involved.
Ever wondered if Little penguins were all the same or not? 
Check out this video to discover the difference between Blue and White flippered penguins.
An introductory video about the importance that marine birds play in our marine environment, and the importance of research allowing us to understand their behaviours and marine habitat use to better protect them.

Sea-week 2024.
Loads of fun with children's activities, costume parade and more.
Hope to sea you next year!

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Akaroa Marine Reserve and the 25th anniversary of the Pōhatu Marine Reserve, key stakeholders gathered on the 10th of March during Sea-week 2024 to commemorate these achievements for New Zealand marine wildlife.

Hear from Dr Rachel Hickcox about the importance of monitoring a penguin colony.