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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 >>

Whales seen again in Golden Bay

Monday, 13 February 2017, 2:17 pm | Department of Conservation

Golden Bay whale stranding update: 2.15pm Monday 13 February DOC staff are monitoring a pod of about 200 pilot whales milling around in the sea off Taupata Point on the western side of Golden Bay. They are believed to be the same whales that were in ... More >>

DOC aligns aircraft fees with market growth

Monday, 13 February 2017, 2:13 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is increasing fees for commercial aircraft landings on conservation land to bring them in line with increased market rates from the growth in tourism. Changes are also being made to the fees structure so it covers the range ... More >>

New plan for disposal of dead whales

Monday, 13 February 2017, 12:27 pm | Department of Conservation

Farewell Spit stranding update: 12.30pm Monday 13 February DOC has reconsidered its plans for disposal of the dead whales from the strandings on Farewell Spit. The dead whales will now be moved with a digger further up Farewell Spit to the area of the ... More >>

Disposing of dead whales from Farewell Spit strandings

Monday, 13 February 2017, 11:45 am | Department of Conservation

Farewell Spit whale stranding update: 11.30am 13 February 2017 Most dead pilot whales from the Farewell Spit strandings are on the shore but some dead whales drifting at sea could wash up on beaches in Golden and Tasman bays and in western areas of ... More >>

No whales found stranded in Golden Bay today

Monday, 13 February 2017, 10:33 am | Department of Conservation

Farewell Spit whale stranding update. 10.15am Monday 13 February No whales have been found stranded in Golden Bay today. The pilot whales that were in the area yesterday were last seen late yesterday about 6 km offshore swimming towards Separation Point ... More >>

Yellow-eyed penguin/hoiho annual breeding results

Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 3:08 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC), Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust and others have completed the annual yellow-eyed penguins/hoiho monitoring along the Otago and Southland coastline and estimate that there are 260 breeding pairs. This number is still of ... More >>

New ‘Royal cam’ star is born

Monday, 30 January 2017, 9:42 am | Department of Conservation

The wait is over for fans of the Department of Conservation’s (DOC) ‘Royal cam’ as the albatross nest at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head on Otago Peninsula is home to a new chick hatched over the weekend. More >>

Road access to Molesworth Station from Blenheim reopens

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 10:03 am | Department of Conservation

Road trips can once again be made through historic Molesworth Station between Blenheim and Hanmer with the reopening of the Awatere Valley Road leading to the station’s northern end. More >>

Norovirus cleared from Travers-Sabine Circuit

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 2:00 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation and Nelson Marlborough Health have confirmed that the norovirus outbreak on the Travers-Sabine Circuit in Nelson Lakes National Park appears to be over and people can now use the track again. More >>

Mohua breeding on Blumine Island

Monday, 9 January 2017, 11:01 am | Department of Conservation

Department of Conservation rangers are delighted by a first sign of mohua breeding on Blumine Island/Oruawairua indicating the endangered native birds are establishing a foothold on the Marlborough Sounds’ island sanctuary. In a check on mohua on ... More >>

Monitoring Upper South Island National Parks

Friday, 6 January 2017, 4:56 pm | Department of Conservation

Nelson Lakes Operations Manager John Wotherspoon is urging people who’ve been on the Travers-Sabine circuit to be responsible and avoid national parks or the backcountry if they are feeling unwell with gastroenteritis or flu-like symptoms so that any ... More >>

People asked to stay away from Travers-Sabine circuit

Wednesday, 4 January 2017, 4:51 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is warning trampers to avoid the Travers-Sabine circuit in the Nelson Lakes National Park because of a suspected norovirus outbreak. More >>

DOC finalises shark cage diving permits

Friday, 23 December 2016, 2:28 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) has reissued temporary permits for shark cage diving operators off Rakiura/Stewart Island. More >>

Bats and birds get a boost from pest control

Friday, 23 December 2016, 8:43 am | Department of Conservation

Numbers of endangered bats and birds are up in the Kepler area of Fiordland National Park after aerial predator control this spring, recent monitoring has shown. More >>

Enjoy nature in the outdoors safely this summer

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 4:50 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) reminds families heading outdoors to enjoy nature this summer to stay safe and respect our beautiful taonga. More >>

Take a pit stop in nature between Picton and Christchurch

Monday, 19 December 2016, 3:43 pm | Department of Conservation

Stop and enjoy some of the great spots in nature on the long drive between Picton and Christchurch this summer, says the Department of Conservation. More >>

Prohibition Mine Arsenic Remediation Complete

Friday, 16 December 2016, 9:48 am | Department of Conservation

Work to clean up the most highly arsenic contaminated site recorded in New Zealand, at Waiuta on the West Coast of the South Island is now complete and the site has been reopened to the public. Contamination at the historic Prohibition mine processing ... More >>



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