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Tabua (ceremonial sperm whale teeth) being returned to Fiji

Monday, 29 May 2017, 2:11 pm | Department of Conservation

More than a hundred polished sperm whale teeth, known as tabua, that came to New Zealand from Fiji have been returned to Fiji. More >>

Orca Stranding Eastern Bay of Plenty

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 10:58 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation was notified of an orca stranding at Whangaparaoa, Cape Runaway in the Eastern Bay of Plenty around 2pm yesterday and were told four of the six Orca were already dead. More >>

New programme launched to inspire conservation volunteers

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 12:48 pm | Department of Conservation

Conservation Volunteers New Zealand is teaming up with the Department of Conservation to inspire more volunteers to get involved with practical on the ground work to help with the recovery of our threatened species. More >>

DOC refutes Oparara “developer” claims

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 12:09 pm | Department of Conservation

Contrary to recent media reports, DOC has not committed to any “theme park” style development in the Oparara Basin, and commentary that suggests this in the media is inaccurate and misleading. More >>

Nelson City Council ups commitment to wilding conifer control

Monday, 15 May 2017, 11:58 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) has welcomed Nelson City Council’s actions to reduce the spread of wilding conifers in the Dun Mountain area. More >>

Takahē Recovery Programme brings birds back from the brink

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 9:58 pm | Department of Conservation

Takahē Recovery Programme brings birds back from the brink The once presumed extinct takahē are on the road to recovery, moving down two places along the threat classification system from nationally critical to nationally vulnerable. Minister of Conservation ... More >>

Threatened Species Draft Strategy

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 11:49 am | Department of Conservation

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has issued a "call to action" for the nation to get behind efforts to protect New Zealand's threatened native plants and animals. More >>

DOC voted Most Attractive Public Sector Employer

Friday, 5 May 2017, 10:53 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is delighted to be recognised for the third year running as the most attractive employer in the public sector by the Randstad Awards. More >>

Modest fee increases for NZ’s Great Walks

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 11:07 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is introducing modest increases for some Great Walks hut and campsite fees. These increases are part of the Department’s first review of its Great Walks pricing in five years. They are designed to increase revenue ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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