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Join the War on Weeds this Conservation Week

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 1:40 pm | Department of Conservation

New Zealanders are being urged to help fight the War on Weeds by getting out and recording where the Dirty Dozen weeds are in their neighbourhood or local reserve. More >>

Whitebait catches look promising in Otago

Monday, 15 August 2016, 2:58 pm | Department of Conservation

Work by the Department of Conservation (DOC) and Contact Energy to improve Otago’s whitebait fishery means catches may be better this season following a poor season last year. More >>

DOC whitebaiting meeting

Monday, 15 August 2016, 12:05 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is holding a meeting in Balclutha on Tuesday 23 August to discuss whitebaiting. More >>

Protecting a local delicacy

Friday, 12 August 2016, 10:25 am | Department of Conservation

Fishers and keen cooks gearing up for whitebaiting season, opening on Monday 15 August, should be aware of the rules or the rare delicacy could disappear from dinner tables forever. More >>

Sentence for hunting kererū welcomed

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 4:37 pm | Department of Conservation

Sentence for hunting kererū welcomed The Department of Conservation welcomes the sentencing of Raniera Teitinga (Sonny) Tau in the Invercargill District Court today for the hunting of New Zealand pigeon or kererū/kūkupa. Mr Tau was fined $12,000 ... More >>

Sea lion consultation extended

Tuesday, 9 August 2016, 10:30 am | Department of Conservation

Sea lion consultation extended The public have an extra 10 days to comment on the draft New Zealand sea lion/rāpoka Threat Management Plan. Following a number of requests for an extended submission period, due to the large amount of background ... More >>

Battle for our Birds about to start in Fiordland

Tuesday, 9 August 2016, 10:02 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is poised to start its Battle for our Birds pest control in the Arthur valley in Fiordland National Park this week to protect native wildlife from rats and stoats. More >>

Protecting a local delicacy

Monday, 8 August 2016, 4:44 pm | Department of Conservation

Fishers and keen cooks gearing up for whitebaiting season, opening on Monday 15 August, should be aware of the rules or the rare delicacy could disappear from dinner tables forever. More >>

DOC reminds whitebaiters to follow the rules

Monday, 8 August 2016, 11:21 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is reminding whitebaiters to be aware of whitebait regulations as the 2016 season begins later this month. More >>

DOC succeeds in clearing invasive weed from island

Wednesday, 3 August 2016, 4:35 pm | Department of Conservation

After a lengthy battle, the Department of Conservation believes it has eradicated the invasive environmental weed tradescantia from Takapourewa/Stephens Island in Cook Strait. More >>

Artists Named for “Birds of a Feather” Charity Ball Preview

Tuesday, 2 August 2016, 11:55 am | Department of Conservation

An exclusive preview of some of the art created for the Department of Conservation’s Tamatea/Dusky Sound art exhibition, including works by renowned Kiwi artists Simon Kaan, Gerda Leenards, Cilla McQueen and Marilynn Webb will be on display and for ... More >>

Alpine adventurers help rock wren bounce back

Friday, 29 July 2016, 10:13 am | Department of Conservation

Rock wren in the Homer Saddle and Gertrude Valley are making a comeback thanks to a trapping project run by the Southland Section of the New Zealand Alpine Club (SSNZAC). More >>

Winter resting for seals in Wellington

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 3:43 pm | Department of Conservation

New Zealand fur seals (Kekeno) are frequent visitors to costal shores of Wellington during the winter months. Seals can turn up in unexpected places, and it is common for them to lie immobile for long periods of time on beaches and rocks. More >>

Battle for our Birds 2016 operations begin

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 10:23 am | Department of Conservation

The largest pest control operation in New Zealand’s history has been launched today by Conservation Minister Maggie Barry. More >>

Volcanic Advisory removed for Ruapehu’s summit craters area

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 5:28 pm | Department of Conservation

Media release 5pm 5 July 2016 Volcanic Advisory removed for Ruapehu’s summit craters area The Department of Conservation has removed the area of caution around the summit area of Mt Ruapehu due to a reduction in Volcanic Alert Level to normal. The Department ... More >>

Call for school children to become our habitat heroes

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 1:23 pm | Department of Conservation

Children from early childhood centres, primary schools and community groups throughout the country are being encouraged think about how they could make a difference to their local environment. More >>

Seal snatched on Hokitika Beach

Monday, 4 July 2016, 12:23 pm | Department of Conservation

On Saturday 2nd of July, Department of Conservation staff were alerted to a young seal pup being driven at high speeds on a quad bike on Hokitika Beach. More >>

Fitting name for famous albatross chick

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 3:08 pm | Department of Conservation

Fitting name for famous albatross chick The royal cam albatross chick at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head has been named Moana. Announcing the winning name, the Department of Conservation’s threatened species ambassador Nicola Toki said Moana is the Māori name for ocean, ... More >>

Have your say on sea lion threats

Monday, 20 June 2016, 4:18 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) and Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) are seeking public comment on the draft New Zealand sea lion/rāpoka Threat Management Plan. More >>

Celebrating our nature this volunteer week

Friday, 17 June 2016, 2:37 pm | Department of Conservation

National Volunteer Week, 19 – 25 June, is an occasion to celebrate people of all ages making time in their busy lives to volunteer and help protect New Zealand’s natural heritage. More >>

 

 

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