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Partial Plan Change for Tongariro National Park is notified

Friday, 24 March 2017, 5:30 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation started a process to identify safer off road options for both walkers and bikers in response to concerns raised by the Ruapehu District Council, local groups and iwi over cyclists and walkers on the Mountain Road. More >>

DOC reminds hunters to put safety first

Friday, 24 March 2017, 3:15 pm | Department of Conservation

The annual ‘roar’ is coming and the Department of Conservation is reminding all deer hunters that safety must be their first and foremost consideration. More >>

Making Great Island great again

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 10:31 am | Department of Conservation

A pioneering venture in Fiordland National Park could provide a breakthrough in how easily and efficiently predator free island sanctuaries are created. More >>

Kauaeranga Valley Flood Closures

Saturday, 11 March 2017, 12:41 pm | Department of Conservation

The Kauaeranga Valley and adjoining catchments have experienced heavy levels of rainfall in the last four days. Over 500mm of rain has fallen at the Pinnacles Hut in the last 72 hours with up to 200mm more expected until Sunday. More >>

Last chance to have your say on Wellington Conservation Plan

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 9:14 am | Department of Conservation

There is one month left to provide feedback on a new draft Conservation Management Strategy (CMS) for the Wellington, Kāpiti, Manawatū-Rangitīkei and Wairarapa Regions. More >>

Remarkable recovery of kākā population

Monday, 6 March 2017, 12:30 pm | Department of Conservation

South Island kākā have made an extraordinary comeback in a Fiordland forest since pest control started just over a decade ago, recent study results show. In the mid 2000s the kākā population in Waitutu Forest was being ravaged by stoats and possums ... More >>

Whio Awareness Month – pucker up for NZ’s native blue duck

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 2:45 pm | Department of Conservation

DOC and Genesis Energy are launching a whio “duckface” selfie competition for Whio Awareness Month (1-31 March), aiming to raise awareness of New Zealand’s native river surfing blue duck and the fact that whio are one of New Zealand’s most endangered ... More >>

Change to DOC Pesticide Summary system

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 2:05 pm | Department of Conservation

DOC is improving the way information about pesticide use on land administered by DOC is made available to the public. More >>

Dog squad finds conservation islands clear of pests

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 4:40 pm | Department of Conservation

Two of Wellington’s predator-free islands have been combed by Conservation Dogs and given a clean bill of health by the Department of Conservation after biosecurity scares over the summer. More >>

Dog squad finds conservation islands clear of pests

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 3:30 pm | Department of Conservation

Two of Wellington’s predator-free islands have been combed by Conservation Dogs and given a clean bill of health by the Department of Conservation after biosecurity scares over the summer. More >>

Golden Bay whales update: 5.40pm 14 February

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 9:54 am | Department of Conservation

Golden Bay whales update: 5.40pm 14 February Eight pilot whales have stranded at Taupata Point south of Farewell Spit in Golden Bay this afternoon. DOC staff and volunteers are keeping the eight stranded whales cool and wet by pouring buckets ... More >>

No stranded whales in Golden Bay this morning

Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 9:19 am | Department of Conservation

DOC rangers have found no stranded whales in a search this morning of Golden Bay coastline, on Farewell Spit and down to Collingwood. This is good news. More >>

Golden Bay whale strandings update 4.45 13/2/17

Monday, 13 February 2017, 5:14 pm | Department of Conservation

DOC staff are keeping a watch on the shore around the Taupata Point area of Golden Bay for any pilot whales stranding. More >>

Whales seen again in Golden Bay

Monday, 13 February 2017, 2:17 pm | Department of Conservation

Golden Bay whale stranding update: 2.15pm Monday 13 February DOC staff are monitoring a pod of about 200 pilot whales milling around in the sea off Taupata Point on the western side of Golden Bay. They are believed to be the same whales that were in ... More >>

DOC aligns aircraft fees with market growth

Monday, 13 February 2017, 2:13 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is increasing fees for commercial aircraft landings on conservation land to bring them in line with increased market rates from the growth in tourism. Changes are also being made to the fees structure so it covers the range ... More >>

New plan for disposal of dead whales

Monday, 13 February 2017, 12:27 pm | Department of Conservation

Farewell Spit stranding update: 12.30pm Monday 13 February DOC has reconsidered its plans for disposal of the dead whales from the strandings on Farewell Spit. The dead whales will now be moved with a digger further up Farewell Spit to the area of the ... More >>

Disposing of dead whales from Farewell Spit strandings

Monday, 13 February 2017, 11:45 am | Department of Conservation

Farewell Spit whale stranding update: 11.30am 13 February 2017 Most dead pilot whales from the Farewell Spit strandings are on the shore but some dead whales drifting at sea could wash up on beaches in Golden and Tasman bays and in western areas of ... More >>

No whales found stranded in Golden Bay today

Monday, 13 February 2017, 10:33 am | Department of Conservation

Farewell Spit whale stranding update. 10.15am Monday 13 February No whales have been found stranded in Golden Bay today. The pilot whales that were in the area yesterday were last seen late yesterday about 6 km offshore swimming towards Separation Point ... More >>

Yellow-eyed penguin/hoiho annual breeding results

Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 3:08 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC), Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust and others have completed the annual yellow-eyed penguins/hoiho monitoring along the Otago and Southland coastline and estimate that there are 260 breeding pairs. This number is still of ... More >>

New ‘Royal cam’ star is born

Monday, 30 January 2017, 9:42 am | Department of Conservation

The wait is over for fans of the Department of Conservation’s (DOC) ‘Royal cam’ as the albatross nest at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head on Otago Peninsula is home to a new chick hatched over the weekend. More >>

 

 

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