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Rare Bird Shot in Paraparaumu

Monday, 24 April 2017, 4:38 pm | Department of Conservation

Ranger David Moss with the dead kārearea shot last week in Paraparaumu © Lee Barry/DOC More >>

DOC seeks help regarding sea lion death at Jacks Bay

Friday, 21 April 2017, 1:17 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is urging the public to come forward with information after a male sea lion/rāpoka was discovered with gunshot wounds on a beach in the Catlins. More >>

Toyota Kiwi Guardians team up with Wild Dunedin

Friday, 21 April 2017, 10:37 am | Department of Conservation

The Wild Dunedin festival is set to take over the streets, beaches, wetlands, and reserves of Dunedin these school holidays from 21 to 25 April. More >>

Longer Heaphy Track mountain biking season

Friday, 21 April 2017, 10:10 am | Department of Conservation

The Heaphy Track mountain biking season is being extended by two months in spring to run from 1 May to 30 November. More >>

Rare native buttercup found on Stewart Island

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 3:59 pm | Department of Conservation

Department of Conservation botanists have found a rare native buttercup on a remote mountain range on Stewart Island/Rakiura. More >>

Conviction a warning to whitebaiters to follow the rules

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 1:32 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation says a recent conviction for breaching the Whitebait Regulations 1994 should deter other people from breaking the rules. More >>

Native geckos rehomed on pest-free island

Monday, 27 March 2017, 9:51 am | Department of Conservation

Eight native lizards received a helping hand from Department of Conservation Director General, Lou Sanson on Saturday, 25 March, when they were transferred to Mana Island near Wellington, as part of a GBC Winstone project. More >>

Partial Plan Change for Tongariro National Park is notified

Friday, 24 March 2017, 5:30 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation started a process to identify safer off road options for both walkers and bikers in response to concerns raised by the Ruapehu District Council, local groups and iwi over cyclists and walkers on the Mountain Road. More >>

DOC reminds hunters to put safety first

Friday, 24 March 2017, 3:15 pm | Department of Conservation

The annual ‘roar’ is coming and the Department of Conservation is reminding all deer hunters that safety must be their first and foremost consideration. More >>

Making Great Island great again

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 10:31 am | Department of Conservation

A pioneering venture in Fiordland National Park could provide a breakthrough in how easily and efficiently predator free island sanctuaries are created. More >>

Kauaeranga Valley Flood Closures

Saturday, 11 March 2017, 12:41 pm | Department of Conservation

The Kauaeranga Valley and adjoining catchments have experienced heavy levels of rainfall in the last four days. Over 500mm of rain has fallen at the Pinnacles Hut in the last 72 hours with up to 200mm more expected until Sunday. More >>

Last chance to have your say on Wellington Conservation Plan

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 9:14 am | Department of Conservation

There is one month left to provide feedback on a new draft Conservation Management Strategy (CMS) for the Wellington, Kāpiti, Manawatū-Rangitīkei and Wairarapa Regions. More >>

Remarkable recovery of kākā population

Monday, 6 March 2017, 12:30 pm | Department of Conservation

South Island kākā have made an extraordinary comeback in a Fiordland forest since pest control started just over a decade ago, recent study results show. In the mid 2000s the kākā population in Waitutu Forest was being ravaged by stoats and possums ... More >>

Whio Awareness Month – pucker up for NZ’s native blue duck

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 2:45 pm | Department of Conservation

DOC and Genesis Energy are launching a whio “duckface” selfie competition for Whio Awareness Month (1-31 March), aiming to raise awareness of New Zealand’s native river surfing blue duck and the fact that whio are one of New Zealand’s most endangered ... More >>

Change to DOC Pesticide Summary system

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 2:05 pm | Department of Conservation

DOC is improving the way information about pesticide use on land administered by DOC is made available to the public. More >>

Dog squad finds conservation islands clear of pests

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 4:40 pm | Department of Conservation

Two of Wellington’s predator-free islands have been combed by Conservation Dogs and given a clean bill of health by the Department of Conservation after biosecurity scares over the summer. More >>

Dog squad finds conservation islands clear of pests

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 3:30 pm | Department of Conservation

Two of Wellington’s predator-free islands have been combed by Conservation Dogs and given a clean bill of health by the Department of Conservation after biosecurity scares over the summer. More >>

Golden Bay whales update: 5.40pm 14 February

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 9:54 am | Department of Conservation

Golden Bay whales update: 5.40pm 14 February Eight pilot whales have stranded at Taupata Point south of Farewell Spit in Golden Bay this afternoon. DOC staff and volunteers are keeping the eight stranded whales cool and wet by pouring buckets ... More >>

No stranded whales in Golden Bay this morning

Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 9:19 am | Department of Conservation

DOC rangers have found no stranded whales in a search this morning of Golden Bay coastline, on Farewell Spit and down to Collingwood. This is good news. More >>

Golden Bay whale strandings update 4.45 13/2/17

Monday, 13 February 2017, 5:14 pm | Department of Conservation

DOC staff are keeping a watch on the shore around the Taupata Point area of Golden Bay for any pilot whales stranding. More >>

 

 

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