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DOC supporting family and colleagues after helicopter crash

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 4:19 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is rallying around family and colleagues of the staff who died in a helicopter crash this morning in Wanaka. More >>

DOC releases Tahr Control Operational Plan

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 11:20 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) will begin tahr control this week following the release of its operational plan outlining how it will work with the hunting sector to reduce tahr numbers in the central South Island. More >>

DOC to restrict beehive movement on PCL

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 11:36 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is putting immediate restrictions on all beehive movements on Public Conservation Land (PCL) in a bid to contain the spread of the fungal disease myrtle rust. More >>

Kākā intruders on the increase

Monday, 8 October 2018, 11:14 am | Department of Conservation

Flat hunting season in Wellington usually starts with the students in February. However, this year kākā breeding activity is bringing a wave of unwanted intruders into Wellington properties. More >>

Is Tongariro Alpine Crossing right hike for you

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 7:44 pm | Department of Conservation

The apparently preventable fatality of a hiker on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing yesterday was a deeply saddening tragedy says Department of Conservation Operations Manager, Bhrent Guy. More >>

No decision made on tahr control

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 7:41 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation has made no decision on the detail of an operational control plan to reduce the tahr population over the next eight months, despite recent hunter commentary. More >>

Rāhui Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 8:35 pm | Department of Conservation

Department of Conservation & Ngāti Hikairo ki Tongariro Pānui - Rāhui Tongariro Alpine Crossing More >>

Manawatu rivers are breeding grounds for shorebirds

Monday, 24 September 2018, 7:51 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is asking everyone to watch out for nesting shorebirds on our rivers this spring and summer. More >>

Rāhui Mt Ruapehu Summit Area

Sunday, 23 September 2018, 11:59 am | Department of Conservation

HE RĀHUI He aituā! He aituā! He takanga ki Te Wai ā-moe kua riro rā. Tēnei ngā uri te karanga atu ki ngā mana, ki tapu kia rāhuitia ngā pāpāringa o Te Wai ā-moe. It is with sadness that the iwi of Ruapehu: Uenuku, Ngāti Tūwharetoa ... More >>

Pest Feast on the menu this Conservation Week in Wellington

Friday, 14 September 2018, 9:47 am | Department of Conservation

People can give our native species a helping hand in Wellington next week by answering the call to Conservation Week. Local food trucks at Harbourside Market will serve pest-themed dishes with prizes for the first to eat their way through the menu, including ... More >>

Update: Dog attack on a seal

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 5:28 pm | Department of Conservation

We will be following up with the dog owner about the incident as part of our investigation. More >>

DOC seeking information about a dog attack on a seal

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 1:11 pm | Department of Conservation

The dog described as small and white with ginger markings was filmed by a member of the public attacking a New Zealand fur seal/kekeno on The Pines/Kairaki beach. More >>

Have your say - Aoraki/Mount Cook and Westland Plan Reviews

Saturday, 8 September 2018, 1:47 pm | Department of Conservation

DOC is seeking the views of the public on draft management plans for Aoraki/Mount Cook and Westland Tai Poutini National Parks. More >>

DOC and agencies stand up for 1080 to protect forests

Friday, 7 September 2018, 3:15 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is fully committed to the use of 1080 to protect our forests and native wildlife in the face of the current campaign of misinformation and is joined by other agencies in standing up for the use of this pesticide. More >>

Paparoa Track –New Opening Date

Thursday, 6 September 2018, 12:24 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation has announced the Paparoa Track will now open in September 2019, rather than next April. More >>

DOC and Defence Force protect NZ Fairy Tern

Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 1:33 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) and New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) are working together to create safer nesting sites for the New Zealand fairy tern, one of the country’s rarest native birds. More >>

Suspected dog attack on Leopard seal

Monday, 20 August 2018, 12:44 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is seeking information about an injured leopard seal believed to have been attacked by a dog in Porirua at the weekend. More >>

Whitebait season begins

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 2:22 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is asking whitebaiters to be responsible and follow the rules ahead of the start of the whitebait season tomorrow. More >>

Human interference ruled out for seal deaths

Friday, 10 August 2018, 11:19 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation says human interference was not to blame for the deaths of more than 40 New Zealand fur seals/kekeno at a remote bay in Banks Peninsula at the weekend. More >>

DOC keeping open mind about seal deaths

Sunday, 5 August 2018, 2:34 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is keeping an open mind about how more than 40 New Zealand fur seals/kekeno died, after their bodies were found on a remote bay in Banks Peninsula. More >>

 

 

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