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Maungaharuru may roar once more

Friday, 12 January 2018, 4:46 pm | Department of Conservation

Maungaharuru may roar once more The Maungaharuru Range may soon roar again with the discovery of a tītī/Cook’s petrel having returned to its nesting site. More >>

Rat tracks spark Tiritiri Matangi incursion response

Thursday, 11 January 2018, 11:05 am | Department of Conservation

Rat tracks spark Tiritiri Matangi incursion response 10 January 2018 A routine check of tracking tunnels on Tiritiri Matangi island on January 8 has launched a search for a rat on the inner Hauraki Gulf sanctuary. More >>

Private restoration project rewarded with repeat funding

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 3:34 pm | Department of Conservation

In a hidden valley, just a stone’s throw from the new Kapiti expressway, a lifestyle couple are restoring their 19-hectare block of bush for native lizards and insects. The Kotukutuku Ecological Restoration project, on private land in Valley Road, Paraparaumu ... More >>

Ūawanui project receive a boost from the DOC Community Fund

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 3:18 pm | Department of Conservation

Funding from the Department of Conservation (DOC) Community Fund is welcome news to Te Aitanga ā Hauiti and the community of Ūawa, Tolaga Bay, as it will go toward their 100-year vision for the Ūawanui Project. More >>

Enjoy a family holiday on the East Coast

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 1:54 pm | Department of Conservation

Enjoy a family holiday on the East Coast The East Coast is a popular holiday spot for families looking to get away from urban hustle and bustle. There’s lots to do and plenty of places to explore. The Department of Conservation (DOC) East Coast ... More >>

Widowed Takahē Paired up Again

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 11:47 am | Department of Conservation

Three new takahē arrived in Wellington this week and another is moving between pest-free islands. The movements will help provide companions for birds who have lost their elderly mates this year. Department of Conservation staff transferred a male bird, ... More >>

Share our beaches this summer

Monday, 18 December 2017, 1:53 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) and Gisborne District Council are reminding the public to be careful near New Zealand dotterel and Banded dotterel nesting sites on the East Coast this summer. More >>

Predator control puts rock wren on the rise

Friday, 15 December 2017, 12:58 pm | Department of Conservation

The reclusive rock wren/tuke is on the rise in Kahurangi National Park due to the Department of Conservation’s predator control programme, recent monitoring confirms. More >>

Stay safe on backcountry roads this summer

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 4:50 pm | Department of Conservation

DOC is investing in road signage on a problematic West Coast backcountry road this summer but says travellers must prepare, drive to the conditions and expect more traffic. More >>

Campground wardens wanted

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 12:32 pm | Department of Conservation

As the weather heats up here in Hawke’s Bay the Department of Conservation is calling out any keen campers to take on volunteer warden duties. More >>

Seals, camping and short walks on journey through Kaikoura

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 10:21 am | Department of Conservation

People journeying on State Highway 1 (SH1) through Kaikōura this summer can camp overnight at Department of Conservation campsites or take a break for a walk or seal viewing in areas where access isn’t restricted due to earthquake damage or the ... More >>

$16,000 fine for fishing in West Coast marine reserve

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 12:23 pm | Department of Conservation

A Nelson man has been fined $16,000 for commercial fishing in a West Coast marine reserve. Leon Taswell Wallace pleaded guilty in Nelson District Court to the charge of taking marine life for commercial purposes from Kahurangi Marine Reserve. Department ... More >>

Endangered dolphin sighted in Napier

Monday, 11 December 2017, 4:59 pm | Department of Conservation

Endangered dolphin sighted in Napier Napier had a surprise visitor on the weekend – an endangered Hector’s dolphin. Endemic to New Zealand, this tiny marine mammal travelled a fair way from home to enjoy our warm weather – usually Hector’s dolphins ... More >>

Bay’s whitebait season closed

Monday, 11 December 2017, 10:36 am | Department of Conservation

With summer now upon us, the Department of Conservation (DOC) reminds the public that whitebait season has come to an end here in Hawke’s Bay. Since last August, many hundreds of fishermen have dropped nets at any one of the Bay’s whitebait ... More >>

DOC responds after possible rat sighting on Hauturu

Friday, 8 December 2017, 8:38 pm | Department of Conservation

DOC responds after possible rat sighting on Hauturu/Little Barrier Island The Department of Conservation (DOC) has activated a response plan following a possible rat sighting on pest-free Hauturu/ Little Barrier Island in the Hauraki Gulf. Hauturu is a pest-free ... More >>

Fine for fishing in Wellington marine reserve

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 2:04 pm | Department of Conservation

A public tip-off has led to the conviction of a man who illegally fished in Wellington’s Taputeranga Marine Reserve. More >>

DOC appalled at latest 1080 threats to staff

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 1:57 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) confirms that it has asked New Zealand Police to investigate after receiving a second threatening letter from an anti-1080 protestor in Taranaki. More >>

Leopard seals in Auckland

Friday, 1 December 2017, 1:21 pm | Department of Conservation

Leopard seals in Auckland Leopard seals are a protected species, normally found along the edge of the Antarctic pack ice. An increasing number are visiting New Zealand and there are two leopard seals being seen in Auckland waters. One of the leopard ... More >>

Increased poaching disappoints DOC

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 10:25 am | Department of Conservation

28 November 2017 Increased poaching disappoints DOC The Department of Conservation has expressed disappointment over the sharp increase of alleged poaching cases at Te Angiangi Marine Reserve. Hawke’s Bay Operations Manager Connie Norgate says ... More >>

Dogs search Marlborough Sounds islands for pests

Friday, 24 November 2017, 3:20 pm | Department of Conservation

A pest detection blitz by 12 conservation dogs and their handlers in the Marlborough Sounds last week found no predators on island sanctuaries, giving assurance the islands are safe for the endangered native species living there. More >>



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