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Predator Free Stewart Island talks begin

Friday, 4 September 2015, 9:52 am | Department of Conservation

Predator Free Stewart Island talks begin Feasibility studies on options for the Predator Free Rakiura Halfmoon Bay Project are now out for Stewart Island/Rakiura communities to consider. The Predator Free Rakiura Governance Group has published ... More >>

Get involved with kākā in Te Anau

Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 10:08 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is organising a Kākā Picnic to celebrate the five juvenile kākā at Punanga Manu o Te Anau/ Te Anau Bird Sanctuary, prior to their release into ecosystem recovery projects later this month. More >>

Kākāpō to reap fundraising benefits

Friday, 28 August 2015, 12:21 pm | Department of Conservation

Kākāpō Recovery’s coffers have been boosted by almost $70,000 following two successful fundraisers, initiated by supporters of the programme. More >>

Caution advised for people climbing up to Ruapehu’s summit

Friday, 21 August 2015, 10:13 am | Department of Conservation

Cooling temperatures in the Mt Ruapehu Crater Lake has resulted in DOC and GNS Science keeping a closer eye on the volcano. More >>

DOC halts pukeko cull after takahe deaths

Friday, 21 August 2015, 7:49 am | Department of Conservation

DOC has put an immediate halt to pukeko culling operations near threatened takahe populations after the discovery of four dead takahe on Motutapu Island in the Hauraki Gulf. More >>

Intention to grant RAL licence notified

Thursday, 20 August 2015, 9:25 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation has notified the intention to grant a 60 year licence concession to Ruapehu Alpine Lifts Ltd (RAL) for the Whakapapa ski field operation. More >>

Black stilt release boosts numbers in the wild

Wednesday, 12 August 2015, 12:39 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is set to release nearly 100 young black stilt/kakī into the wild at sites in Canterbury’s Mackenzie basin after a record chick-rearing season. More >>

Whitebait catches increasing in Otago

Monday, 10 August 2015, 4:26 pm | Department of Conservation

Otago whitebait are looking better than in other parts of New Zealand, with catches showing a slight improvement due to habitat restoration work by the Department of Conservation (DOC) and Contact Energy. With the approach of the whitebait season, ... More >>

DOC reminds whitebaiters to follow the rules

Friday, 31 July 2015, 2:24 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is reminding whitebaiters to be aware of whitebait regulations, as the 2015 season begins in a couple of weeks. More >>

Alaskan study tour for DOC award winner

Friday, 31 July 2015, 2:05 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) welcomes the opportunity this World Ranger Day to announce Fiordland District Conservation Services Manager, Grant Tremain, the winner of its Stephen O’Dea Developmental Award. More >>

DOC to meet with Ngāti Rangi about kererū

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 3:11 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation says it will be meeting with Ngāti Rangi representatives about the use of dead birds for cultural purposes. More >>

Unreal experience, real conservation

Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 9:46 am | Department of Conservation

Unreal experience, real conservation The Department of Conservation (DOC) and Real Journeys are looking for conservation minded people for a unique Discovery Expedition to take part in the Dusky Sound Conservation and Restoration Programme. This is the ... More >>

Whale survey counts record 137 humpback whales

Monday, 13 July 2015, 9:37 am | Department of Conservation

This year’s Cook Strait Whale Survey counted 137 humpback whales, its highest tally in its 12 years and an encouraging indication their numbers are increasing in New Zealand. The annual four-week Department of Conservation survey, which ended on Saturday ... More >>

Robins find new home on Coal Island

Friday, 10 July 2015, 9:40 am | Department of Conservation

On 2 July, 69 South Island robins (kakaruwai) were released onto pest-free Coal Island in Preservation Inlet. More >>

Humpback whale baby only second seen in New Zealand

Wednesday, 8 July 2015, 10:22 am | Department of Conservation

A baby humpback whale spotted in Cook Strait yesterday by a Department of Conservation whale research team is only the second one reported in New Zealand waters. More >>

Ngahere gecko transferred from Belmont Quarry to Mana Island

Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 4:20 pm | Department of Conservation

Winstone Aggregates tranferred 23 Ngahere geckos from an area marked for extension at Belmont Quarry to Mana Island over the weekend. More >>

Rare white whale seen in Cook Strait

Monday, 6 July 2015, 10:24 am | Department of Conservation

Rare white whale seen in Cook Strait A rare white humpback whale spotted in Cook Strait yesterday by Department of Conservation researchers is thought to be ‘Migaloo’, a white humpback usually seen off Australia. The white humpback whale was seen with ... More >>

Charges laid for taking protected wildlife

Friday, 3 July 2015, 2:44 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation today laid charges in the Invercargill District Court against a 61-year-old Northland man for the alleged hunting and possession of a protected species under the Wildlife Act. More >>

Volunteers keep Silver Peaks tracks in top condition

Monday, 29 June 2015, 2:42 pm | Department of Conservation

Dunedin’s Silver Peaks tracks are in top shape for trampers thanks to the efforts of a small group of dedicated volunteers. More >>

Taieri Blokes Shed volunteers for conservation

Monday, 22 June 2015, 10:17 am | Department of Conservation

Taieri Blokes Shed volunteers for conservation The Taieri Blokes Shed president welcomes the opportunity for his shed’s members to volunteer for the Department of Conservation. Taieri Blokes Shed president Ian Miller approached DOC some months ... More >>



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