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Kakapo Nestcam Streams Live To The World

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 3:14 pm | Department of Conservation

For the first time ever, the global public will be able to watch kakapo nesting activity live, thanks to a special partnership between Telecom NZ and Kakapo Recovery. More >>

Molesworth and Rainbow roads to close due to extreme weather

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 3:02 pm | Department of Conservation

The Acheron Road through Molesworth Station is to close from Thursday 17 April, due to extreme weather conditions. The heavy rain and wind is causing flooding and hazardous driving conditions in the Station, and is forecast to worsen over the Easter weekend. More >>

Kiwi release on farm a major step towards sanctuary

Saturday, 12 April 2014, 1:43 pm | Department of Conservation

Prime Minister John Key with Kiwi George The Prime Minister John Key joined Kaipara farmers Gill and Kevin Adshead in welcoming eight more Northland brown kiwi to the Gardner family farm, 65km north of Auckland. The eight kiwi were released onto the ... More >>

Better survival chances for Wanaka skinks

Friday, 11 April 2014, 10:50 pm | Department of Conservation

Better survival chances for Wanaka skinks Eighty five endangered grand and Otago skinks have been collected near Wanaka in an operation led by the Department of Conservation (DOC) aimed at increasing their numbers. Ongoing decline in western grand and Otago ... More >>

Better survival chances for Wanaka skinks

Friday, 11 April 2014, 5:00 pm | Department of Conservation

Eighty five endangered grand and Otago skinks have been collected near Wanaka in an operation led by the Department of Conservation (DOC) aimed at increasing their numbers. More >>

DOC appoints services managers in South

Friday, 4 April 2014, 10:21 am | Department of Conservation

Three Conservation Services Managers have been appointed by the Department of Conservation (DOC) in the southern South Island. Grant Tremain has been appointed for Fiordland (Te Anau), John Roberts for Wakatipu (Queenstown) and Ros Cole for Murihiku (Invercargill), ... More >>

Motutapu provides a second home for Coromandel brown kiwi

Thursday, 3 April 2014, 5:10 pm | Department of Conservation

Eleven Coromandel brown kiwi have this week been relocated from the Moehau Kiwi Sanctuary on the Coromandel Peninsula to predator free Motutapu Island in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. More >>

Notice: The Great Inanga Exploration Workshop

Monday, 24 March 2014, 5:26 pm | Department of Conservation

DOC, KCDC, GWRC, NSF, VUWCEL, Whitebait Connections, and the Island Bay Marine Education Centre will be hosting a free whitebait workshop this Sunday (30 March) for the general public. This workshop will cover: the historical and cultural implication of inanga, ... More >>

Motuihe wharf temporary closure for repairs

Monday, 24 March 2014, 2:55 pm | Department of Conservation

Department of Conservation has temporarily closed the wharf servicing Motuihe island in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, to survey and repair damage caused during recent storms. More >>

‘Encouraging’ Blue Duck numbers in inland Hawke’s Bay

Sunday, 23 March 2014, 3:41 pm | Department of Conservation

Endangered whio, or Blue Duck (Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos), continue to thrive in the mountainous rivers and streams of inland Hawke’s Bay, according to a survey conducted by the Department of Conservation (DOC). More >>

Rare parakeets flown to safe island home

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 1:48 pm | Department of Conservation

Eighteen rare native parakeets are today winging their way from Christchurch to a Bay of Plenty island sanctuary to build a self-supporting population there as this species faces the ongoing threat of predators in Canterbury. More >>

Final Kakapo Eggs Hatch

Monday, 17 March 2014, 2:23 pm | Department of Conservation

A kakapo chick has hatched in the wild on Hauturu o Toi/Little Barrier Island, less than two years after a small adult population was re-introduced to the island. More >>

Arthur’s Pass Walking Track opens

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 11:54 am | Department of Conservation

The new Arthur’s Pass Walking Track will be officially opened this Saturday (15 March 2014) as part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of the first European discovery of Arthur’s Pass. More >>

Captive bred whio to be released back into wild

Tuesday, 11 March 2014, 5:39 pm | Department of Conservation

The Battle for our Birds continues with the release of more than 30 captive bred whio back into the wild over the next week. More >>

Catlins mōhua increase after pest control

Friday, 7 March 2014, 12:12 pm | Department of Conservation

An important mōhua or yellowhead population in the Catlins is on the increase after a successful joint agency pest control programme last spring. More >>

Reward period for red-vented bulbul ending

Tuesday, 4 March 2014, 12:34 pm | Department of Conservation

The reward period for sighting information leading to the capture of an invasive pest bird - the red-vented bulbul - has ended without anyone qualifying for the payout. Red-vented bulbuls, originating from Asia, can cause significant damage to fruit ... More >>

First NZ storm petrel egg found by scientists

Friday, 28 February 2014, 12:38 pm | Department of Conservation

Researchers studying the New Zealand storm petrel on Te Hauturu-o-Toi (Little Barrier Island) in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park are the first scientists to find a NZ storm petrel egg. More >>

Kakapo Successfully Breed on Hauturu/Little Barrier Island

Thursday, 20 February 2014, 3:42 pm | Department of Conservation

One of three female kakapo released onto Hauturu o Toi/Little Barrier Island in 2012 has been discovered nesting with three fertile eggs, bringing unexpected joy to the Kakapo Recovery programme team. More >>

DOC rejects claims anglers at risk from 1080

Tuesday, 18 February 2014, 2:21 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation says it is concerned by unsubstantiated claims from a freshwater fishing lobby group that anglers are at risk from 1080 poisoning. The Federation of Freshwater Anglers yesterday released a media statement warning anglers ... More >>

Deadline approaches for submissions on Conservation Park

Monday, 17 February 2014, 11:15 am | Department of Conservation

New Zealanders have less than a fortnight left to offer feedback on the Department of Conservation’s proposal to declare a conservation park on Aotea/Great Barrier Island. More >>



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