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New Kiwi Guardians medal for Māori Language Week

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 1:27 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation’s Toyota Kiwi Guardians education programme is getting a new te reo activity in honour of Māori Language Week. More >>

Beaked whale loses beak – illegal chainsaw removal

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 10:02 am | Department of Conservation

5 September 2017 Beaked whale loses beak – illegal chainsaw removal The Department of Conservation is appealing for information after a 5-metre Gray’s beaked whale that washed up dead on a Greymouth beach had its beak illegally chain sawed off. ... More >>

Rat Incursion on Resolution Island, Dusky Sound

Friday, 1 September 2017, 9:05 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is asking all boat owners and operators in Fiordland to be predator-aware after a rat was discovered on Resolution Island, Dusky Sound. More >>

Clarification around the future of Kapiti Island

Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 7:44 pm | Department of Conservation

We need to correct a statement made by Victoria University earlier today. In a release promoting one of their art exhibitions, they said the Department of Conservation was going to triple the number of visitor permits issued to Kapiti Island from 10,000 ... More >>

Conservation Week - Not Too Late to Become a Habitat Hero

Friday, 25 August 2017, 11:42 am | Department of Conservation

There is still time for primary schools, community groups and early childhood centres to make a difference to their local environment through the Habitat Heroes competition. More >>

Farewell Spit eco-sanctuary to be a wondrous experience

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 10:48 am | Department of Conservation

HealthPost and the Department of Conservation are excited about working together to establish an eco-sanctuary on Farewell Spit and adjoining public conservation land in Golden Bay. More >>

Endangered saddleback find new home in Fiordland

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 9:27 am | Department of Conservation

South Island tīeke/saddleback have been introduced to a new intensively-managed island site in Dusky Sound, Fiordland in a bid to allow the overall tīeke population to expand. More >>

DOC seeks information after lizards found

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 3:50 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is urging the public to come forward with information after 58 lizards were found stuffed in a discarded lunchbox at the Christchurch Botanical Gardens. More >>

DOC reminds whitebaiters to follow the rules

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 2:57 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is reminding whitebaiters to be aware of whitebait regulations as the 2017 season begins next week. More >>

Shot kererū destined for pot found near campground

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 2:54 pm | Department of Conservation

Two protected kererū (native pigeon) have been found shot next to a camping ground at Lake Brunner near Greymouth on the West Coast. The birds were found by a member of the public who was staying at the campground. More >>

DOC Sends Warning to Poachers and Other Lawbreakers

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 10:40 am | Department of Conservation

The Director General of DOC Lou Sanson is warning poachers and others acting illegally on public conservation land that they now have more chance of getting caught. More >>

DOC wins Supreme Biosecurity Award

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 9:16 am | Department of Conservation

Department of Conservation Deputy Director-General Operations Mike Slater says it is an honour for DOC to receive the Supreme New Zealand Biosecurity Award for the world-leading eradication of the pest great white butterfly. DOC was last night presented ... More >>

Cascade Creek Campsite ready for summer

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 10:26 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is prepped for another busy season on the Milford Road with upgrades to the popular Cascade Creek campsite almost complete. Cascade Creek, at the southern end of Lake Gunn, will now be equipped to host up to 300 visitors ... More >>

Celebrating World Ranger Day

Monday, 31 July 2017, 11:28 am | Department of Conservation

Today is World Ranger Day and the Department of Conservation (DOC) is recognising the critical work of its hard-working rangers. In the East Coast, we want to give a shout out to our rangers. More >>

Saving our modern-day dinosaurs

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 4:10 pm | Department of Conservation

Almost unchanged from its 150 million-year old fossilised relatives, these little battlers are among the world’s oldest frogs and in desperate need of help. More >>

Gone Gecko

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 11:40 am | Department of Conservation

The Marlborough green gecko, Naultinus manukanus , was reported missing on 19 July. The padlock to its terrarium was absent, and marks on the latch point toward this having been forced or cut. More >>

Leave seals alone – they’re just resting

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 11:35 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is reminding the public to leave seals alone to rest. East Coast Operations Manager, John Lucas says he is concerned about reports of an incident last week where a group of people with a dog chased a seal near Midway ... More >>

US Ambassador visits conservation island

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 4:35 pm | Department of Conservation

US Ambassador visits conservation island Today His Excellency Scott Brown, Ambassador of the United States of America to New Zealand visited an iconic island sanctuary to witness the work his Embassy has done supporting seabird recovery. The Ambassador ... More >>

Caution required in all alpine areas of Tongariro Park

Friday, 14 July 2017, 10:44 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is advising hikers and climbers venturing above the snowline on Mounts Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe to be aware of hazards they may not be used to. More >>

Whio release on Styx and Arahura Rivers

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 5:19 pm | Department of Conservation

Tomorrow seven whio (blue duck) will be released onto the upper Styx and upper Arahura Rivers near Hokitika after nearly a year of whio wooing. More >>



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