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Fitting name for famous albatross chick

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 3:08 pm | Department of Conservation

Fitting name for famous albatross chick The royal cam albatross chick at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head has been named Moana. Announcing the winning name, the Department of Conservation’s threatened species ambassador Nicola Toki said Moana is the Māori name for ocean, ... More >>

Have your say on sea lion threats

Monday, 20 June 2016, 4:18 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) and Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) are seeking public comment on the draft New Zealand sea lion/rāpoka Threat Management Plan. More >>

Celebrating our nature this volunteer week

Friday, 17 June 2016, 2:37 pm | Department of Conservation

National Volunteer Week, 19 – 25 June, is an occasion to celebrate people of all ages making time in their busy lives to volunteer and help protect New Zealand’s natural heritage. More >>

Feedback invited on draft Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Plan

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 9:31 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is seeking feedback on the draft Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park Management Plan which details how the park will be managed in the future. More >>

Independent review shows DOC is on track to meet challenges

Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 10:49 am | Department of Conservation

An independent review of the Department of Conservation (DOC), carried out by the State Services Commission (SSC), shows DOC is on the right track to meet its conservation challenges. More >>

Feedback invited on draft Paparoa National Park Management

Wednesday, 1 June 2016, 10:09 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is inviting people to have their say on the draft Paparoa National Park Management Plan which details plans for how the park will be managed going forward. More >>

Mouse blitz team leaves for Antipodes

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 2:12 pm | Department of Conservation

The Million Dollar Mouse project to rid Antipodes Island of mice is underway with the departure of a rodent eradication team to the remote nature reserve and World Heritage Area. More >>

DOC stands by system for maintaining structures and huts

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 11:36 am | Department of Conservation

DOC says it has a very detailed and thorough system for checking and maintaining its more than 13 500 structures and huts to ensure they are safe for public use. More >>

Volcanic Advisory modified for Ruapehu’s summit craters area

Tuesday, 24 May 2016, 4:02 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation has reduced the area of caution around Ruapehu’s crater to 400m from the Crater Lake shore. More >>

New Picton crèche for rowi kiwi

Friday, 20 May 2016, 2:00 pm | Department of Conservation

Kaipupu Point Sounds Wildlife Sanctuary at the head of Picton harbour is to become a new crèche for endangered rowi kiwi. More >>

Volcanic warning to people climbing Mt Ruapehu

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 1:45 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation today issued a warning to climbers and trampers on Mt Ruapehu, not to enter the Summit Hazard Zone on the mountain until further notice. GNS Science have issued a Volcanic Alert Bulletin today and raised the Volcanic Alert ... More >>

Longer Heaphy Track mountain biking season proposed

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 9:51 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is inviting people to have their say through written submissions on a proposal to extend the Heaphy Track mountain biking season from its current five months to eight months. More >>

Albatross chick needs a name

Tuesday, 10 May 2016, 2:30 pm | Department of Conservation

The albatross chick at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head which has become an internet sensation will soon have a name. More >>

Whio shooting penalties a warning – identify your target

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 5:12 pm | Department of Conservation

A Danish national has been convicted and fined today in the Christchurch District Court for hunting and killing a protected species—whio/blue duck. More >>

Invitation to view kākāpō chicks

Friday, 29 April 2016, 10:23 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation’s Kākāpō Recovery Team is extending invites for the public to come and view some of this year’s kākāpō chicks. Public viewing sessions are being held between 10am and 2pm for all weekends in May. Tickets can ... More >>

Hokitika to celebrate great NZ explorer in June

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 4:54 pm | Department of Conservation

Hokitika is to host a celebration of the life of Great NZ explorer, Charlie Douglas during Queens Birthday Weekend in June. Charlie Douglas explored and mapped many areas on the West Coast for the Department of Lands and Survey during the late 19th ... More >>

US Embassy helps to bring Kapiti Island history to life

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 9:51 am | Department of Conservation

Kapiti Island Nature Reserve is unveiling new information panels with the help of the U.S. Embassy. The panels highlight whaling and conservation history, and hihi (stitchbird) conservation work on the island. More >>

Kaimanawa Horse Muster Begins Next Week

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 1:00 pm | Department of Conservation

The muster of 100 Kaimanawa wild horses will start mid next week at the Waiouru Military Training Area, weather permitting. More >>

Working with Bay of Island boat owners to protect dolphins

Thursday, 7 April 2016, 12:58 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) has begun working with boat owners, iwi and the wider Bay of Islands community on ways to better manage boat interactions with local bottlenose dolphins. More >>

Clean your gear to keep didymo out of Milford rivers

Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 3:28 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) and Fish & Game are urging trampers and rivers users on the Milford Track to clean their gear before entering the area to prevent didymo being introduced to the Clinton River. More >>

 

 

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