Department of Conservation - Latest News [Page 1]

Volcanic Advisory modified for Ruapehu’s summit craters area

Tuesday, 24 May 2016, 4:02 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation has reduced the area of caution around Ruapehu’s crater to 400m from the Crater Lake shore. More >>

New Picton crèche for rowi kiwi

Friday, 20 May 2016, 2:00 pm | Department of Conservation

Kaipupu Point Sounds Wildlife Sanctuary at the head of Picton harbour is to become a new crèche for endangered rowi kiwi. More >>

Volcanic warning to people climbing Mt Ruapehu

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 1:45 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation today issued a warning to climbers and trampers on Mt Ruapehu, not to enter the Summit Hazard Zone on the mountain until further notice. GNS Science have issued a Volcanic Alert Bulletin today and raised the Volcanic Alert ... More >>

Longer Heaphy Track mountain biking season proposed

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 9:51 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is inviting people to have their say through written submissions on a proposal to extend the Heaphy Track mountain biking season from its current five months to eight months. More >>

Albatross chick needs a name

Tuesday, 10 May 2016, 2:30 pm | Department of Conservation

The albatross chick at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head which has become an internet sensation will soon have a name. More >>

Whio shooting penalties a warning – identify your target

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 5:12 pm | Department of Conservation

A Danish national has been convicted and fined today in the Christchurch District Court for hunting and killing a protected species—whio/blue duck. More >>

Invitation to view kākāpō chicks

Friday, 29 April 2016, 10:23 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation’s Kākāpō Recovery Team is extending invites for the public to come and view some of this year’s kākāpō chicks. Public viewing sessions are being held between 10am and 2pm for all weekends in May. Tickets can ... More >>

Hokitika to celebrate great NZ explorer in June

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 4:54 pm | Department of Conservation

Hokitika is to host a celebration of the life of Great NZ explorer, Charlie Douglas during Queens Birthday Weekend in June. Charlie Douglas explored and mapped many areas on the West Coast for the Department of Lands and Survey during the late 19th ... More >>

US Embassy helps to bring Kapiti Island history to life

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 9:51 am | Department of Conservation

Kapiti Island Nature Reserve is unveiling new information panels with the help of the U.S. Embassy. The panels highlight whaling and conservation history, and hihi (stitchbird) conservation work on the island. More >>

Kaimanawa Horse Muster Begins Next Week

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 1:00 pm | Department of Conservation

The muster of 100 Kaimanawa wild horses will start mid next week at the Waiouru Military Training Area, weather permitting. More >>

Working with Bay of Island boat owners to protect dolphins

Thursday, 7 April 2016, 12:58 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) has begun working with boat owners, iwi and the wider Bay of Islands community on ways to better manage boat interactions with local bottlenose dolphins. More >>

Clean your gear to keep didymo out of Milford rivers

Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 3:28 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) and Fish & Game are urging trampers and rivers users on the Milford Track to clean their gear before entering the area to prevent didymo being introduced to the Clinton River. More >>

Five more years for Whio Forever

Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 2:42 pm | Department of Conservation

Genesis Energy and the Department of Conservation today announced the successful predator control and advocacy programme for the endangered whio (native blue duck) will continue for another five years. More >>

Last chance to drive the Molesworth road till spring

Tuesday, 29 March 2016, 2:28 pm | Department of Conservation

Next week will be the last chance to drive the Acheron Road through Molesworth Station until Labour Day weekend as the road will close for the season at the end of next week. The Acheron Road through the historic high country station has been open to ... More >>

Conservation Expeditions to Dusky Sound

Tuesday, 29 March 2016, 10:55 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation’s (DOC) vision to make Dusky Sound, in Fiordland, one of the most intact ecosystems in the world will move a step closer with the announcement of three more Dusky Sound Conservation Discovery Expeditions this year, in conjunction ... More >>

DOC investigates wheelchair access

Wednesday, 23 March 2016, 2:38 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is looking at ways to improve access to its longer tracks and trails for people with mobility issues. More >>

Agreement to protect migratory birds

Friday, 18 March 2016, 1:04 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) and the State Forestry Administration (SFA) of China have agreed to work together to protect wetlands visited by red knots and bar-tailed godwits during their 12,000km migratory flights. More >>

Whio family of 5 released on the Oparara River

Thursday, 17 March 2016, 4:55 pm | Department of Conservation

Buller DOC staff and students from Karamea Area School today celebrated Whio Awareness Month with the release of 5 juvenile whio onto the Oparara River. More >>

Whale with missing tail off Kaikoura

Wednesday, 16 March 2016, 9:40 am | Department of Conservation

Whale with missing tail off Kaikoura A humpback whale with most of its tail missing has been seen off Kaikoura. Department of Conservation Kaikoura ranger Mike Morrissey said the whale’s tail flukes were missing but the whale appeared relaxed and was ... More >>

DOC wants to see more use of back country huts

Tuesday, 15 March 2016, 10:19 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is encouraging hunters and trampers to let it know how much they are using its back country hut network to ensure the huts are maintained and replaced. More >>

 

 

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