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South Westland Battle for our Birds operations complete

Friday, 2 December 2016, 2:13 pm | Department of Conservation

2 December 2016 South Westland Battle for our Birds operations complete Battle for our Birds pest control operations in South Westland are now complete, with the final two operations, in the Landsborough and Haast valleys receiving treatment this week. ... More >>

Citizen science discovers tawaki tally in Milford Sound

Friday, 2 December 2016, 11:46 am | Department of Conservation

A search for the elusive Fiordland crested penguin/ tawaki in Milford Sound/ Piopiotahi has revealed the birds to be thriving. More >>

Takahē population crosses 300 milestone

Friday, 2 December 2016, 10:42 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation’s (DOC) Takahē Recovery Programme and its new national partner Fulton Hogan welcome official figures showing the takahē population has reached over 300 birds as they released 26 takahē into the wild this month. More >>

The good, the bait and the ugly

Monday, 28 November 2016, 10:34 am | Department of Conservation

The annual whitebait fishing season is due to close on 30 November and Department of Conservation staff report that communities on the Kapiti Coast have been well-behaved, aside from a few notable exceptions. “Whitebaiting season is an annual highlight ... More >>

Takahē sets out for home

Friday, 25 November 2016, 4:40 pm | Department of Conservation

A young takahē is travelling nearly 1,200km ‘home’ to Fiordland today, as part of the Department of Conservation’s Takahē Recovery Programme. More >>

South Island still open for business

Monday, 21 November 2016, 4:14 pm | Department of Conservation

Many Department of Conservation campgrounds, tracks and other attractions in the upper and western South Island are still very much open for business. More >>

Huts destroyed by earthquake slips

Saturday, 19 November 2016, 11:24 pm | Department of Conservation

19 November 2016 - 1.30pm Huts destroyed by earthquake slips The Department of Conservation today confirmed at least two huts have been destroyed by earthquake related slips and activity and a number of other sites have suffered serious damage. DOC National ... More >>

Irresponsible 4WD activity puts access in doubt

Friday, 18 November 2016, 12:59 pm | Department of Conservation

Popular visitor sites in Southland are being destroyed because of inconsiderate four-wheel drive users, forcing the Department of Conservation (DOC) to rethink access rights to some areas. More >>

Most DOC facilities and tracks unharmed by quakes

Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 10:23 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation says overall most of its facilities appear to have escaped damage from the Kaikoura earthquakes, apart from some tracks nearer to the epicentre. More >>

Californian man sentenced to prison for trafficking ivory

Thursday, 10 November 2016, 4:49 pm | Department of Conservation

A 61-year-old Californian, convicted in the United States of illegally trafficking elephant ivory to New Zealand, has been sentenced to three months in prison and fined $27,400. More >>

Critically threatened sea lion pup shot and killed

Monday, 7 November 2016, 2:06 pm | Department of Conservation

Department of Conservation (DOC) staff on Saturday recovered the body of 11-month-old female sea lion/pakake Rua on a beach near Portobello after being shot. They are asking the public to help find who is responsible. More >>

DOC suspends use of Robinson helicopters

Wednesday, 2 November 2016, 2:24 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) has suspended the use of all Robinson helicopters to transport DOC staff, volunteers and contractors. DOC’s decision follows the recent fatal Robinson R44 crash in Northland involving two forestry workers and the ... More >>

DOC suspends use of Robinson helicopters

Wednesday, 2 November 2016, 12:59 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) has suspended the use of all Robinson helicopters to transport DOC staff, volunteers and contractors. More >>

Department will not submit on iron-sand proposal

Thursday, 27 October 2016, 3:27 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) has decided not to make a submission on the application of Trans Tasman Resources Ltd (TTRL) to mine iron-sand from the sea bed offshore from South Taranaki. More >>

Habitat Heroes competition winners

Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 3:54 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation(DOC) is pleased to announce the winners of its Habitat Heroes competition. More >>

Auckland boaties reminded to respect Hauraki Gulf reserves

Friday, 21 October 2016, 11:45 am | Department of Conservation

The three-day Labour Weekend holiday marks the start of the summer for many Auckland boat owners. More >>

Forestry Industry Helps Grow Kiwi Population

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 2:48 pm | Department of Conservation

A new set of guidelines to help forest owners protect kiwi will help increase kiwi population numbers across New Zealand. More >>

DOC seeks information on Silver Peaks seats

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 3:30 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is asking for help to solve the mystery of what happened to two bench seats stolen from the Silver Peaks track near Dunedin. More >>

Antarctic leopard seal calling Auckland home

Friday, 14 October 2016, 5:19 pm | Department of Conservation

Leopard seals are a protected species normally found in Antarctica. However, one female leopard seal has, for now, decided to call Auckland home. More >>

Drone found within albatross colony

Wednesday, 12 October 2016, 3:19 pm | Department of Conservation

Managers of the Northern royal albatross colony at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head on Otago Peninsula are concerned about drones being flown over the colony. More >>

 

 

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