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Dead whale washes up on Oreti beach

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 4:25 pm | Department of Conservation

DOC is working with local Rūnanga to ensure tikanga is followed in management of the whale on the beach. More >>

DOC and Air New Zealand to extend partnership

Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 11:09 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is warmly welcoming the extension of its partnership with Air New Zealand through to 2020. More >>

Celebrating 25 years of NZAS’ support for Kākāpō Recovery

Tuesday, 15 September 2015, 2:31 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is today celebrating a quarter of a century of support from New Zealand’s Aluminium Smelter (NZAS) and Forest and Bird to Kākāpō Recovery at Zealandia in Wellington. More >>

Keep vulnerable seals safe

Tuesday, 15 September 2015, 11:01 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is noticing higher than normal numbers of skinny and emaciated NZ fur seals/kekeno along the east coast of New Zealand. More >>

Mōhua moved to Coal Island

Tuesday, 15 September 2015, 9:26 am | Department of Conservation

Eighty mōhua/yellowhead were successfully moved from Chalky Island to Coal Island in Preservation Inlet, Fiordland National Park this weekend. The translocation will establish a new mōhua population, spreading the range of the bird’s recovery on ... More >>

Iwi and DOC unite

Thursday, 10 September 2015, 3:17 pm | Department of Conservation

The recently established Kāpiti Island Strategic Advisory Committee, comprising of Ngāti Toa Rangātira and Department of Conservation representatives, has commenced working together to guide the future management of the island. More >>

Watch out for off-course mollymawks

Wednesday, 9 September 2015, 2:07 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is asking Southland residents to watch out for stranded Southern Buller’s mollymawks. More >>

Hopuruahine Bridge Media Statemen

Saturday, 5 September 2015, 10:48 am | Department of Conservation

About 1pm on the 3rd September, four French trampers coming off the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk, fell into the river after a cable parted causing the Hopuruahine Suspension Bridge to tip. More >>

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 >>



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